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2018 Academic Paper Competition

The Journal of Investment Consulting announces an academic paper competition on topics that examine recent research relevant to investment consulting and private wealth management. The competition is open to academics and doctoral students. Papers should provide the development of theory and applied research on the chosen topic.

Topic examples include: alternative investments, asset allocation, currency management, impact investing, investment due diligence, manager search and selection, modeling tail risk, monolithic and flash trading, performance measurement, portfolio construction, regime-switching models, risk management, retirement planning, small-cap investing, stress-testing investment portfolios, wealth management, and other relevant topics for investment professionals.

The Institute will present a cash award of $5,000 to the winner of the competition. The Journal of Investment Consulting editorial advisory board will select the winner based on quality and relevancy of the research to investment management consultants and investment advisors. The Journal of Investment Consulting will publish the paper.

Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2018

Please submit two versions of the paper (one with cover page identifying authors and one without cover page) via e-mail in either PDF or Word format to: 
Debbie Nochlin, Managing Editor, Journal of Investment Consulting


Winning Papers
2016: Cloaked Trading, by Lauren Cohen, PhD, Dong Lou, PhD, and Christopher Malloy, PhD
2015: How Smart Are Smart Beta Exchange-Traded Funds: Analysis of Relative Performance and Factor Exposure, by Denys Glushkov, PhD
2014: Foreign Investors in Emerging Equity Markets: Currency Effect Perspective, by Cheng Yan
2013: Emerging Market Outperformance: Publicly Traded Affiliates of Multinational Corporations, by Martijn Cremers, PhD
2012: Monitoring Daily Hedge Fund Performance When Only Monthly Data is Available, by Daniel Li, PhD, Michael Markov, and Russ Wermers, PhD