A study by two experienced researchers has found that share traders are both more reckless and manipulative than psychopaths. Photo: AP

Financial traders share traits with psychopaths, research finds

Recent research suggests that not only are financial traders wired differently, but that they have a lot in common with psychopaths

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A study by two experienced researchers has found that share traders are both more reckless and manipulative than psychopaths. Photo: AP
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Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty, a journalist for 50 years, started writing about cricket and football for The Observer when at Oxford University. He joined the foreign staff of the Financial Times, was in charge of the FT’s Asian coverage, and opened the paper’s first Hong Kong office. He has lived and worked in Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, and Washington, and edited daily papers in 30 major cities during IMF and multilateral development bank meetings. He was professor in the Institute for Academic Initiatives at Osaka University.