Yevhen Pentsak

Yevhen PentsakYevhen Pentsak - the finance and risk-management teacher at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, candidate of physical and mathematical sciences. He has completed his Master of Science in Economics at Lausanne university, and PhD (doctoral studies on finance) at association of Swiss universities. He is a member of IEMS (Institut d'Economie et de Management de la Santé, Lausan).

Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 24 June'10

Middle of the Week Thoughts: Neurobiology and irrational management

I always thought about what makes people successful? What is success? I know many talented people who could not realize themselves, and is not appreciated by society. Then their emotional dissatisfaction results leads to an intellectual "stop". Modern research on neurobiology indicate that decision-making emotions play a bigger role than logic ones.

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 21 August'09

Middle of the Week Thought: basics of rational decision taking. But how is it rational?

Be aware of scientific principles of decision-making, especially during elections! Do not allow to be manipulated! Be the first, as Philip Knight, and people will respect you.

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 20 August'09

Middle of the Week Thoughts: whats the matter with economics? Should we change our point of view to avoid further mistakes?

A discussion was launched by The Economist in June, 2009 that challenged the wisdom of economic sciences (namely, macroeconomics) as lacking potency to make reliable forecasts. Anyway, no one has been keen enough at predicting the last financial crisis which (regarding the scope of it) is now fairly related to the Great Depression of 1929 in US.

Tags: Yevhen Pentsak, market, risk, investment portfolio, real estate, macroeconomics

Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 11 August'09

Is there any way they care about us?

Any society rests on the fundamental ability of financial institutions, businesses and investors to predict possible future scenarios and select the best one in the row.

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 02 July'09

Middle-week thoughts: theres nothing rational, just facts

The investment strategies secrets of Peter Lynch, Burton Malkiel, Jack Treynor, Markus Brunnermeier and Stegan Neigel.

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 05 June'09

Middle of the week thought: optimistic pessimism or pessimistic optimism

The Fourth Research-to-Practice Conference Ukraines Integration into European and International Financial Community was held under the auspices of NBU and reported a number of interesting figures reflecting growth of domestic economy.

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 28 May'09

Middle-week thoughts: movable immovable, movable immovable, movable imm

Real estate investments are a subject that most often comes up the Ukrainian headlines. The etymology of the word (real estate) is quite complex and dates back to lat. realis that bares a meaning genuine (or even more authentic one res (a thing). Hence, to put it simple, real estate means some genuinely real thing! Have such views on the subject undergone dramatic changes since times of Romans?

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Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 22 May'09

Middle-week thoughts: "Shahtar" resounding victory - is Ukraine's economy "hoisted ti the surface"?

Regrettably, Shachtars outright success did not signal a victory in the play grounds of Ukrainian market indices and SDS. Nor did it eventually help reduce percentage of problem bank credits. Possibly, thats why subsidiaries of overseas banks have put their shares for sale and raised pressure on corporate debtors.

Tags: Yevhen Pentsak, crysis, IMF, investor, liquidity, investment, banking system, NBU

Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 14 May'09

Middle-week thoughts: hryvnia is thrown under a tank?

We have missed the rapid growth of the stock market and hryvnia; which strokes and surprises the Ukrainian market is preparing as well?

Tags: Yevhen Pentsak, fund market, eurobond, exchange rate, investment, investor, NBU

Middle-week thoughts - Yevhen Pentsak (50) 08 May'09

Middle-week thoughts: hunger treatment or investment amnesia

The fourth phase of the survey: The impact of socio-demographic characteristics of the investor on his attitude to financial risk had completed in Kyiv Mohyla Business School (KMBS).

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