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December 2017

Andrew Ang – a Factor Model Analysis of Major Indexes – December 14 Joint Meeting & Holiday Party with SQA near Penn Station

December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stout, 133 West 33rd Street
New York, NY United States
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$50

    December 14th Seminar w/ Andrew Ang     SQA & QWAFAFEW Jointly Present:  December 14th Seminar & Holiday Party near Penn Station, New York Link: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2017dec14/ Featuring: Andrew Ang, Blackrock “What's in Your Benchmark? A Factor Analysis of Major Market Indexes” Link to Paper Venue: Stout 133 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001 Agenda 5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Networking 6:00 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m. Holiday Party Pricing  SQA Members: Regular or Academic - $50 QWAFAFEW Members (this meeting only) - $50 - Use code…

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January 2018

QWAFAFEW Italy in Milan with Riccardo Casatta, Bitcoin and Blockchain

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Milano, VIALE MONTE NERO 6
Milan, Italy
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Next Monthly QWAFAFEW Italy Meeting January 17 @ 6:30 PM QWAFAFEW Italy in Milan - "Bitcoin and Blockchain" - Ricardo Casatta NEXT QWAFAFEW Italy Meeting January 17 @ 6:30 PM (**new time**) Where: Open Milano VIALE MONTE NERO 6 (**new location**) Topic: Bitcoin and Blockchain Speaker: Riccardo Casatta, CEO @ Eternity Wall   RSVP to elisabetta.basilico@yahoo.com or just show up Qwafafew-Italy Steering Committee: Elisabetta Basilico, PhD, CFA; Raffaele Zenti -- QWAFAFEW Scotland in Edinburgh is working with potential annual or…

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NYC – Tue Jan 23 Ron Ryan 2017 Pension SOTU; Seddik Meziani & Elliott Noma: Gender & Financial Risk Aversion

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, 346 W 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
New York, 10036 United States
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$35 - $60

Next QWAFAFEW-NYC Tuesday, January 23rd URL: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2018jan23/ Agenda 5:30- 6:10 Registration, Networking, and Refreshments 6:10 - 6:15 Chapter Business - Mike Carty, Chapter President 6:15 - 6:55 "Pension 2017: State of the Union", Ronald J Ryan, CFA, CEO, ALM Inc 6:55 - 7:10     Refreshment and Networking Break 7:10 - 7:55 " A new method of measuring financial risk aversion using hypothetical investment preferences: What does it say in the case of gender differences?" Professor Seddik Meziani, Montclair State University and Elliot Noma, Ph.D., Columbia University and Managing…

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February 2018

NYC – Tues Feb 27 – Dan diBartolomeo, “Why Getting Risk Right is Wrong” & Mike Venuto, “A Blockchain Strategy for Serious Investors”

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, 346 W 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
New York, 10036 United States
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$35 - $60

URL: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2018feb27/ Agenda - Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 - diBartolomeo & Venuto 5:30- 6:10 Registration, Networking, and Refreshments 6:10 – 6:15 Chapter Business – C. Michael Carty, Chapter President 6:15 – 6:55  "Why Getting Risk Right is Wrong" Dan diBartolomeo, President, Northfield Information Services Many investment professionals who use risk models make a common mistake. They assume that a risk model is working well if the amount of volatility realized by a particular asset or portfolio is consistent with what the model had predicted. They…

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March 2018

next Qwafafew-Italy meeting Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Milano, VIALE MONTE NERO 6
Milan, Italy
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next Qwafafew-Italy meeting WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM WHERE: Open, Via Monte Nero 6, Milano TOPIC: Roundtable on "Tecniques vs Applicationsi of Data Science" Moderator: Raffaele Zenti, AdviseOnly Steering Committee: Elisabetta Basilico and Raffaele Zenti

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QWAFAFEW-Edinburgh Mar 22: Simon Montford, Cryptocurrencies and blockchain & the dot com boom and bust

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lulu, 125b George St
Lulu, 125b George St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4JN United Kingdom
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QWAFAFEW-Edinburgh Mar 22: Cryptocurrencies and blockchain & the dot com boom and bust http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/uk20180322/ Cryptocurrencies and blockchain & the dot com boom and bust Presented by: Simon Montford, Founder (WEB3//IOT, co-founder icollector.com) At the height of the dot-com boom Lehman Brothers attempted to list iCollector Plc on the LSE. The company, co-founded by Simon, was the world's first online auction platform, but due to adverse market conditions, the IPO had to be abandoned. Simon is, therefore, well positioned to explain why…

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NYC Mar 27: Jason MacQueen & Nathan Tidd

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, 346 W 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
New York, 10036 United States
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$35 - $60

URL: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2018mar27 Agenda – Tuesday March 27, 2018 – Jason MacQueen & Nathan Tidd 5:30- 6:10 Registration, Networking, and Refreshments 6:10 – 6:15 Chapter Business – C. Michael Carty, Chapter President 6:15 – 6:55 "Converting Smart Equity Portfolios into Smart Corporate Bond Portfolios", Jason MacQueen, Managing Director, Director of Research at Northfield Information Services In October 2015 we held a webinar on Smart Equity Portfolios. Although Smart Beta ETFs have become very popular, our contention was that the way in which the portfolios were constructed…

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April 2018

NYC April 24 Matthew Moran, Uses & Misuses of Volatility Tools & Patrick Gelshenen, Debunking Investment Myths

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, 346 W 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
New York, 10036 United States
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$35 - $60

URL: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2018apr24 Agenda – Tuesday April 24, 2018 – Matthew Moran "Uses & Misuses of Volatility Tools" & Patrick Gelshenen "Debunking Some of Biggest Investment Myths" Agenda 5:30- 6:10 Registration, Networking, and Refreshments 6:10 - 6:15 Chapter Business - Mike Carty, Chapter President 6:15 - 6:55  "Debunking Some of the Biggest Investment Myths", Patrick Gelshenen, Executive Director, TOBAM North America The investment management industry relies on foundations and pillars which strongly influence beliefs and decision making. While some are robust and strongly defined, others are…

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May 2018

NYC: 5 Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Experts in Panel Moderated by Jesse Noel; Factors from Scratch Tue May 22

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, 346 W 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
New York, 10036 United States
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$35 - $60

URL: http://newyork.qwafafew.org/event/2018may22 Tuesday May 22, 2018 – 5 Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Experts in Panel Moderated by Jesse Noel: JUST ADDED - The legendary SPDR Woman, Kathleen Moriarity, Partner, Chapman & Cutler -she now joins: Jan F. van Eck, CEO and Director, Van Eck; Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Asset Strategy, Van Eck Associates Corporation; Michael Venuto, CIO and Co-Founder, Toroso Investments;  Warrick FitzGerald, CEO, Binary Focus, Inc. All this is followed by new quantitative factor research presented by Christopher Meredith CFA, Director of Research, O'Shaughnessy…

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June 2018

QWAFAFEW Edinburgh – Melissa Brown, MD-Axioma, “Impact of constraints in optimised factor portfolios”

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/impact-of-constraints-in-optimised-factor-portfolios-tickets-45734028711 LOCATION: Lulu, 125b George St, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN, United Kingdom Impact of constraints in optimised factor portfolios Presented by: Melissa Brown Time: drinks served 6pm with the presentation beginning at 6.30pm Sharpe Cost: Free (drinks and canapés sponsored by S&P Global, Northfield and Thomson Reuters) Abstract Many investors who use optimization to construct their portfolios believe they need to layer on constraints to ensure that portfolio risk will remain within bounds. In this study we look at how those constraints can have…

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