For nearly thirty years, Stephen Duneier has applied cognitive science to institutional investment management. The result has been the turnaround of numerous global trading businesses, career best returns for experienced portfolio managers who have adopted his methods, the development of a $1.25 billion dollar hedge fund and 20.3% average annualized returns as a global macro portfolio manager. Mr. Duneier teaches graduate courses on Decision Analysis in the College of Engineering at the University of California. Through Bija Advisors' publications and consulting practice, he helps the world's most successful and experienced investment managers improve performance by applying his proven, proprietary decision-making skills to their own processes. As a speaker, Stephen has delivered informative and inspirational talks to audiences around the world for more than 20 years on topics including global macro economic themes, how cognitive science can improve performance and the keys to living a more deliberate life. Each is delivered via highly entertaining stories that inevitably lead to further conversation, and ultimately, better results. Stephen Duneier was formerly Global Head of Currency Option Trading at Bank of America and Managing Director of Emerging Markets at AIG International. His artwork has been featured in international publications and on television programs around the world, and is represented by the world renowned gallery, Sullivan Goss. He received his master's degree in finance and economics from New York University's Stern School of Business.