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July 14th, 2021

The IAQF Announces the Winners of the Tenth Annual IAQF Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition

New York, NY, July 14th, 2021 -- The International Association for Quantitative Finance is pleased to announce the winners of the Tenth Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition. Twenty-one teams representing eleven academic programs submitted papers in response to this year's competition problem which focused on predicters of future price expectations. 

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Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management since 2010. He previously served on the MIT finance faculty from 1970 until 1988. He is University Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, where he was the George Fisher Baker Professor of Business Administration from 1988 to 1998 and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor from 1998 until his retirement in 2010. He is Resident Scientist at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Merton is past President of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. Professor Merton obtained a B.S. in Engineering Mathematics from Columbia University in 1966, a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Chicago, Claremont Graduate University and several foreign universities.

Dr. Merton was named IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year in 1993.

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