June 10, 2020
The IAQF Announces the Winners of the Ninth Annual IAQF Academic Affiliate
The International Association for Quantitative Finance is pleased to announce the winners of the Ninth Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition. Thirty-six teams representing twenty academic programs submitted papers in response to this year's competition problem which focused on portfolio analysis.
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William F. Sharpe
William F. Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University´s Graduate School of Business and Chairman, Financial Engines, Inc. In 1996, he co-founded Financial Engines. He was one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, developed the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, the binomial method for the valuation of options, and the gradient method for asset allocation optimization. Dr. Sharpe is past President of the American Finance Association. In 1990 he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He received his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.