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September 2016

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List   In appreciation of the 20th Annual CFA GIPS Conference in Boston:   Understanding Investment Performance Observations from a Crotchety Old Practitioner FILE DOWNLOAD:  understanding-investment-performance     A QWAFAFEW discussion led by:   Mark R. David, CFA   Abstract Over the course of 29.718579235 years (act/act) working in and around the asset…

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October 2016
$30

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List The “Fundamental Law of Active Management” Is No Law of Anything A QWAFAFEW discussion arranged by Steve Gaudette and led by: Richard O. Michaud David N. Esch Robert O. Michaud  Abstract Roughly half of all professionally managed funds globally employ optimized portfolio design principles that are applications of Grinold’s “Fundamental Law of…

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November 2016
$30

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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 Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org QWAFAFEW Mailing List Glide Path 2.0, or Why Is Paris Upside Down? A QWAFAFEW discussion arranged by John Minahan and led by: Dimitry Mindlin      Abstract The concept of a glide path – a series of portfolios that extend through the investor’s time horizon – is rapidly becoming one of the key concepts of investment management.…

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December 2016
$30

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016

December 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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 Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016  Updated 12/12/16   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List   Girls Just Wanna Have Funds    QWAFAFEW discussions led by: Diane Garnick, Managing Director & Chief Income Strategist, TIAA   Abstract Many people save for retirement through their employer, who in turn applies gender-neutral saving rates, investment choices, and spending strategies in retirement. Intuitively this creates a sense of fairness,…

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January 2017

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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 Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org QWAFAFEW Mailing List     Solving the Curse of Dimensionality Problem in Multi-Asset Class Risk Models   QWAFAFEW discussion led by: Jose Menchero    Abstract Estimating a robust risk model risk for a portfolio that spans multiple asset classes is a challenging task due to the “curse of dimensionality” (i.e., the problem of estimating too…

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February 2017
$30

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List     OPEN-SOURCE S&P500 EXPECTED RETURNS     QWAFAFEW discussions led by:   Jarrod Wilcox   Abstract   We seek better public estimates for future stock returns that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from naïve long-term financial planning to benchmarking sophisticated tactical asset allocation. This discussion…

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March 2017
30$

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List     Alpha from Overhead: Spaceborne Insights Come of Age  QWAFAFEW discussions led by: David Potere, PhD Abstract Over the past two years, a new wave of spaceborne intelligence has begun to make its way into the hands of leading investors. We’re not talking about counting cars in Walmart parking lots…

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April 2017

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List     Reconciliation of Default Risk and Spread Risk in Fixed Income   QWAFAFEW discussions led by:   Dan diBartolomeo   Abstract   There are at least three conflicting concepts of what credit risk actually is. The classic definition has to do with the likelihood that a given fixed income instrument…

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May 2017
$30

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 16 May 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List     Fundamentals of Efficient Factor Investing   QWAFAFEW discussions led by:   Steven Thorley, CFA   Abstract Combining long-only-constrained factor subportfolios is generally not a mean–variance-efficient way to capture expected factor returns. For example, a combination of four fully invested factor subportfolios—low beta, small size, value, and momentum—captures less than…

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June 2017

Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tennis & Racquet Club,
3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,
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Next Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting:  Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017   Time: 6:15 PM sharpe 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street RSVP to hugh@QWAFAFEW.org   QWAFAFEW Mailing List     Investment Horizon and Portfolio Selection   QWAFAFEW discussions led by:   Martin Tarlie, PhD, CFA   Abstract This presentation introduces a method of portfolio selection based on that idea that investment risk is not having enough wealth when you need it. Not having enough wealth translates into a required…

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