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September 2016

Market Timing, Big Data and Machine Learning

September 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trading Technologies, 222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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  “There is a stigma against market timing.  This stigma existed for good reasons, but the explosion of vast data sets and new analytical techniques has now made timing the market possible.  Just as it was considered irresponsible to time the market over the last 30 years, it will be considered irresponsible NOT to time the market in the next 30 years.” -- Blair Hull   On Thursday, September 22, Chicago QWAFAFEW and Trading Technologies will cosponsor a meeting focusing…

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March 2016

The Illinois Public Pension Crisis: A Quantitative Perspective

March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IIT Stuart School of Business, Fifth floor, 565 West Adams Street
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Last year the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously declared unconstitutional the pension reform law passed in 2013 by the Democratic dominated legislature and signed by former Governor Quinn. Many believe that undue generosity at the bargaining table and severe underfunding in past years have created an overwhelming pension burden that cannot realistically be met. What are the facts and what are the options? This month’s Chicago QWAFAFEW meeting, sponsored jointly with the IIT Stuart School of Business, addresses the magnitude of…

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