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Positive Psychology [Webinar]

April 14 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CDT

What is happiness and how do you measure it? Experts have been addressing these questions for many years.

In this webinar, Brad Steiman from Dimensional Fund Investors will share the journey that led him to study positive psychology literature and highlight strategies for increasing happiness with his personal stories.

He’ll discuss insights from academic research that apply no matter where you are on the spectrum of life satisfaction. These key takeaways from the science of wellbeing are especially relevant in the current challenging environment.

  • Your happiness as an investor depends on how your perception of events stacks up against your expectations. Proper expectations alongside the appropriate perception can help you stay the course and may improve your wealth and well-being.
  • Ancient wisdom teaches acceptance, as resistance often fuels anxiety. Instead of resisting periods of underperformance, which might cause you to abandon a well-designed investment plan, try to lean into the outcome.
  • You can’t control many events that affect your portfolio, but events themselves are not part of the equation. Fortunately, you have some control over the two variables driving happiness—your perception of the events and your expectations.

If you would like to see your life and the markets in a more positive light, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

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About Brad Steiman

Brad is Head of Wealth Management Group for Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC (Dimensional Canada). He is also a Director of Dimensional Canada and a Vice President at the firm. Shortly after joining Dimensional in 2002 as a Regional Director in the Santa Monica office, Brad launched the Canadian financial advisor business and opened the Vancouver office. He expanded Dimensional’s Canadian presence by establishing the Toronto office in 2013 and continues to lead the team focused on helping Canadian financial advisors build and grow their businesses.

Brad came to Dimensional from Assante Global Advisors, where he served as vice president and general manager. Before that, he was a private client manager advising high-net-worth families for Assante Asset Management in Toronto. He earned a bachelor of commerce from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in 1996 and the CFA® designation in 2000.

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