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Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management research with a focus on market-neutral and long/short investing strategies. Focus is on systematic, multi-disciplinary, and hypothesis-based approaches to alpha generation and risk control across regimes.

Previous roles: Fixed income credit portfolio decisioning at a major bank/broker-dealer, Management Consulting in Financial Services, Columbia Economics, and Machine Learning. Live and work in NYC.

All posts and comments represent my views and not that of my employer. email: ram - at - wingedfootcapital . com

My favorite answers:

How do you mix quantitative asset allocation with qualitative views?

Empirical or theoretical insights that have shaped your thinking

Why is the first principal component a proxy for the market portfolio?

How do I graphically represent the evolution of a covariance matrix over time?

Which approach dominates? Mathematical modelling or data mining?


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revised How do I graphically represent the evolution of a covariance matrix over time?
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revised What are the best sources for equity quantitative research?
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comment What are the best sources for equity quantitative research?
Good idea, although I'm not sure how to do do that. Feel free to edit if n'ecy.
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asked What are the best sources for equity quantitative research?
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answered How random are financial data series?
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answered Indicators and research for stress-based investment strategies
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comment How do I replicate John Hussman's recession forecasting methodology?
You can find all of this except LEI at the St. Louis Federal Reserve bank: research.stlouisfed.org/fred2 You can find the LEI at : conference-board.org/data/bcicountry.cfm?cid=1
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comment How do I replicate John Hussman's recession forecasting methodology?
I agree with your interpretations. Other factors to consider are leading economic indicators, credit spreads between high-grade and investment grade firms, industrial production, and commodity prices.
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answered Will price levels fall even though money supply increases?
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comment What is the difference between the methods for calculating VaR?
Expected Shortfall also has the benefit of being a "coherent" risk measure, unlike VaR. Most of the recent literature in portfolio construction and optimization tends to use Expected Shortfall (or equivalently Conditional Value at Risk)
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comment Portfolio optimization with monte carlo sampling from predictive distribution
It is purely empirical and cannot be modeled analytically.
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comment robust portfolio optimization re-balancing with transaction costs
Brian, 1) Can the PortfolioAnalytics function handle custom constraints (example: sector-neutral weights)? The constraint class looks pre-specified. 2) Also, I see that the optimize.portfolio function can accept a matrix of returns. I have a posterior distribution of expected market returns (i.e. K possible realizations of market returns for N assets resulting from MCMC). Can this function identify the optimal weight vector with respect to the sampling from the posterior? Of course, I would continue to use covariance of historical returns (de-noised) for calculation of ES. Thanks!
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comment How do I graphically represent the evolution of a covariance matrix over time?
Those charts look great - thanks for posting! This seems like an interesting tool for identifying regime change points.
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answered Efficiency vs. Robustness - To use a constant or not in single factor time-series regression?