Category Archives: Quantitative Methods

5 Questions for Global Investment Professionals in 2015

A select group of practitioners that convenes to discuss developments in the capital markets — and society at large — has identified five issues that will be important to examine at the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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Putting a Price on Innovation: Measuring a Firm’s Ability to Adapt

When important qualities like innovation and culture are hard to measure, where can analysts find answers for challenging valuation questions? Read More

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Nate Silver: “Buying Big Data to Solve Problems Is Oversold”

Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, warned financial professionals about the appropriate uses and definite limitations of big data. Read More

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Manager Selection and Asset Allocation: Practitioner Workshop

Delegates attending the Research Foundation Workshop for the Practitioner, held in advance of the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference, can learn about investment manager selection and asset allocation. Read More

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Cliff Asness on Sources of Return for Investment Portfolios

In these Financial Analysts Journal articles, Cliff Asness discusses quantitative research — the force behind his firm’s dramatic growth to manage US$80 billion in assets. Read More

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Nate Silver and the Shortcomings of Big Data

At the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference, statistician and author Nate Silver will discuss how to avoid turning big data into mangled data. Read More

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Aswath Damodaran on Applying the Tools of Corporate Valuation

For Facebook’s share price, Professor Aswath Damodaran of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University sees investors confusing corporate valuation with market pricing. Damodaran will be speaking in Singapore at the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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