Richard Peterson is the Managing Director of MarketPsy Capital LLC, a psychology-based asset management firm in Los Angeles.  Through MarketPsych Partners ( he trains financial professionals to use investment psychology and behavioral finance in their daily work, both with clients and in the markets.  He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Behavioral Finance.  He has written for a number of publications, including the Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, and was a contributor to the book Risk Management:  A Modern Perspective.  Additionally, he has a practice at the Akasha Center in Santa Monica, California where he coaches business professionals and practices psychiatry.

Dr. Peterson’s financial psychology research has been published in leading academic journals, textbooks, and mentioned in the financial media including CNBC, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.  His book, Inside the Investor’s Brain (Wiley, 2007), was praised as “outstanding” byBarron’s and a “Best Investing Read of 2007” by Kiplinger’s.  He earned honors degrees in electrical engineering (BS), arts (BA), and medicine (MD) from the University of Texas.  He performed post-graduate neuroeconomics research at Stanford University and is Board-certified in psychiatry.