Monash / Q Group Colloquium 2015

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Date(s) - 22/05/15
8:30am - 4:45pm


Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street

Each year, the Department of Banking and Finance of the Monash Business School and Q Group (an association of Australian practitioners and researchers in quantitative finance) come together to explore the latest tools, techniques and results in finance and investment.

This year’s Colloquium will see an eclectic blend of presentations, covering a wide gamut of quantitative and empirical finance. The Colloquium pays special attention to a number of topical issues:

  • How Demographics will impact markets going forward
  • Dividends and their effect
  • Surprising truths about Smart Beta
  • Emerging trends in International Quant
  • Market Impact Models
  • SRI Funds
  • Media expressed market Sentiment and stock returns

The Colloquium kicks off with presentations on Dividend month premia and Dividend sustainability. After a break we continue by going beyond Malkiel’s Monkey (in Smart Beta land), and look at what is new and interesting in international Quant.

Three PhD students give brief updates on their latest findings and following lunch we will learn more about the important topic of market impact. The afternoon session discusses one of the most important issues arising for long term investors – two different perspectives on how changing demographics may impact markets.

However, this Colloquium is not all about sitting and listening. The breaks throughout the day allow for maximal interaction and networking opportunities, promising a fruitful intermingling between finance academics and practitioners. In fact, our strongest prior feedback has not just been on the quality of the presentations, but importantly also on the networks and relationships which were formed.

CFA Society members are invited to register for the Colloquium at a special reduced rate.

Supported by the ACFS and afaanz