Award – Best Quant Paper 2017

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2018)
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Savvy Investor curates the best pensions and investment white papers from around the world. Having uploaded more than 20,000 papers since launch, they have a unique platform from which to host these Awards. The Savvy Investor Awards are judged on the basis of the quality and readability of the paper and its appeal to their institutional investor audience.


To view the full awards announcement, across 15 categories, visit the Savvy Investor Awards page.

WINNER: AQR Capital Management

Embracing Downside Risk

Equity index option pricing is examined in detail in this paper. The authors conclude that most of the empirical equity risk premium relates to compensation for taking on downside risk; therefore, downside risk is something to be embraced.


Adding Alpha by Subtracting Beta: A Case Study on how Quant Tools can Improve a Portfolio’s Returns by Axioma

A ‘real world’ portfolio is used to illustrate how fundamental managers can use quantitative tools to identify and lessen potential issues in their portfolio, thereby improving their realized returns.

An Asset Allocation Primer: Connecting Markowitz, Kelly and Risk Parity by PIMCO

Standard asset allocation model mechanics, including the utility based, Kelly, Markowitz, fixed allocation, and risk parity approaches, are described and contrasted in this PIMCO article.


Managing equity portfolio volatility by harnessing the volatility risk premium by Eaton Vance

Option-based strategies that attempt to harness the Volatility Risk Premium comprise a new type of solution that investors are currently exploring in order to achieve equity-like returns with less risk.

Start of Something Big: Demystifying the Source of Large Alpha in Small Caps by QMA

Active small-cap managers continue to outperform. QMA posits that capturing alpha in small caps is largely the result of inefficiencies that create pronounced mispricings that diligent managers can exploit on a regular basis.


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