Risk Based Strategies “Under the Microscope”
Including increasingly popular risk parity and minimum variance approaches.


Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Speaker: Rob Stubbs
Vice President of Research at Axioma



Discover with us:

·         the sources of return of these pure strategies

·         variations of the pure strategies that improve performance and make implementation more practical

·         the positive—or otherwise—effects of different risk models on these strategies

·         alpha models and risk model alignment  - the effects on risk based strategies

The discussion will be led by Rob Stubbs Vice President of Research at Axioma.

Dr. Stubbs has extensive optimization research and experience, with a focus on developing algorithms for solving large-scale network, linear, and integer programs. Stubbs developed our robust portfolio optimization technology and has made numerous contributions to classical portfolio optimization techniques such as developing a highly effective, specialized algorithm for solving portfolio rebalancing problems with a limit on the number of assets in the portfolio. In addition to improving portfolio optimization methodologies, Stubbs continues to develop new techniques and software in other areas of financial optimization such as crossing networks, asset-liability management, and cash management.

Dr. Stubbs earned a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University. In his dissertation, Stubbs designed new algorithms for solving large-scale non-linear integer programming problems.

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the
CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies
for 1 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for
your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

Registration Links
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Student Discount: $30.00 (Valid Student ID required at the event)
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*Please be sure to come early to the event to avoid traffic due to the May 1st demonstration happening in downtown Los Angeles.

Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Lunch

Location: Omni Los Angeles
                  251 South Olive Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071
                  For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
                  Event parking at the Omni $12.00 

Dress Code: Business Casual

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