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    Virtual Lecture: How Advanced Analytics Can Limit Risk in Portfolio Selection - Prof. Majeed Simaan

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM until 10:00 AMEastern Daylight Time

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    How Advanced Analytics Can Limit Risk in Portfolio Selection

    Portfolio selection is a challenge for any asset manager. Perhaps the greatest problem is that investment decisions are based on historical data (before the fact), while portfolio realizations are uncertain (after the fact). This induces what is known as estimation risk. In this discussion, Dr. Simaan will introduce some advanced analytics and statistical learning tools that can be leveraged to mitigate estimation risk.

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    Presenter: Prof. Majeed Simaan

    Prof. Majeed SimaanDr. Simaan is an assistant professor at Stevens whose research interests include statistical learning in finance, portfolio theory and asset pricing amid uncertainty, and financial institutions and risk management. He has extensive professional experience in financial accountancy, quantitative analysis and data science.


    09:00AM - 09:05AM: Introduction
    09:05AM - 09:30AM: Virtual Lecture by Prof. Simaan
    09:30AM - 09:40AM: Overview of the Stevens FA Program
    09:40AM - 10:00AM: Questions & Answers

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