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Quantitative Investment Analyst

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  • A quantitative analyst is a person who works in finance using numerical or quantitative techniques. Similar work is done in most other modern industries, but the work is not always called quantitative analysis.
  • A person who conducts analysis, in particular
  • An investment expert, typically in a specified field
  • someone who is skilled at analyzing data
  • a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
  • A chemist who analyzes substances
  • an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions
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Quantitative Investment Analysis (CFA Institute Investment Series)
Quantitative Investment Analysis (CFA Institute Investment Series)
In the Second Edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis, financial experts Richard DeFusco, Dennis McLeavey, Jerald Pinto, and David Runkle outline the tools and techniques needed to understand and apply quantitative methods to today's investment process.
Now, in Quantitative Investment Analysis Workbook, Second Edition, they offer you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will further enhance your understanding of this discipline. This essential study guide--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews.
If you're looking to successfully navigate today's dynamic investment environment, the lessons found within these pages can show you how. Topics reviewed include:
The time value of money
Discounted cash flow
Probability distributions
Sampling and estimation
Hypothesis testing
Multiple regression
Time-series analysis
And much more

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MVRDV Almere Structuurvisie
MVRDV  Almere Structuurvisie
City of Almere and MVRDV present Vision 2030 (Almere, June 26, 2009) Dutch new town Almere plans to grow with 60,000 houses, 100,000 working places and all related facilities. By this Almere will grow into the fifth city of the Netherlands in an effort to relief and to offer qualities to the urbanised west of the Netherlands. MVRDV was commissioned to collaborate with the city to design a concept structure vision to accommodate this growth. The growth will take place in four main areas: Almere IJ-land, a new island off the coast in the IJ-lake, Almere Pampus, a neighbourhood focussed on the lake and open to experimental housing, Almere Centre, an extended city centre surrounding the central lake, and Oosterwold, an area devoted to more rural and organic urbanism. Together the proposals form the new framework to accompany the growth of the city until 2030. Together with the entire board of city councilors and the mayor, Adri Duivesteijn, city councilor of Almere and Winy Maas of MVRDV, presented the concept structure vision to the ministers of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W), Camiel Eurlings and minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, Jacqueline Cramer (VROM) on June 26th. The design of IJland has been a collaboration with Adriaan Geuze of West8 and William McDonough of McDonough and Partners. “The structure vision for Almere is more than an urban masterplan…” said Adri Duivesteijn, city councilor of Almere, “…it describes how the city can develop in economic, cultural and social terms. The expansion is not a quantitative effort. Even though the number of 60,000 new homes is impressive, the main objective is the addition of new qualities. Almere wants to serve the demand of the Randstad and at the same time needs the chance to develop into an ecologic, social and economically sustainable city”. The Axis: Nowadays Almere is a city with 185,000 inhabitants, 30 years ago it was an empty stretch of land reclaimed from the sea. The growth will preserve and further expand Almere’s model of a poly-nuclear city. It will diversify the existing city by adding various densities, programs and characters that do not exist yet is the current situation, The vision consists of four major development areas, each with their own character, logic and identity. These new area developments are connected by an infrastructural axis which connects the metropolitan area of Amsterdam with Almere. Between the two cities the Almere IJ-land (referring to IJ-lake) is a connector, literally as well as in economical and cultural perspective. The axis then leads to Almere Pampus, the Centre of Almere and Oosterwold in the east and will in the future be continued to connect Utrecht. Almere IJ-land: Together with West 8 and William McDonough, MVRDV worked on the unique opportunity to design a series of urban and nature reserve islands. The new rail connection to Amsterdam and a needed ecological intervention in the IJ-lake offered the potential to propose the creation of a living area with 5,000 up to 10,000 homes, combined with this nature development. IJ-land combines ecological and infrastructural interventions with the possibility to live and work in a natural riparian environment. The island could also be part of the possible Dutch bid for the 2028 Olympic Games. Almere Pampus: This area will combine the feeling of a coastal town with high density and make room for 20,000 homes, all streets are all leading to the boulevard at the lake. The existing maintenance harbour will be reused for leisure and floating villages. There will be a new train station with a plaza at the coast. Almere Centre: The current centre will grow and extend to the southbank of the Weerwater , turning the central lake into the Weerwater-park and becoming in time the cultural and economical heart of the city. On the junction of the new axis, a motorway and the rail connection the motorway will be covered which makes it possible to develop up to 5,000 homes, offices and public amenities. The central station will be developed into an economical hub and will be surrounded with new program. Almere Oosterwold: This large area in the east offers room for up to 18,000 new homes and a variety of functions such as business and retail centres. It will be developed following individual and collective initiatives, from small scale to large scale, with plots that are always surrounded by nature development, urban agriculture or local parks. The area will reserve areas for future development after 2030. The vision 2030 is not a blueprint but a flexible development strategy. Duivesteijn: “It is a framework which can be filled in by the people of the city. By remaining flexible we create possibilities to adjust the plans to future opportunities.” Almere wants to develop according to this structure vision in order to become an ecological, social and economically sustainable city. For this large investments in infrastructure a
algorithm gone bad
algorithm gone bad
Part of my "real" job entails statistical modeling and analysis of quantitative algorithm's. Probably why I like photography so much, i usually see the world via a desk and light pixels, and am a avid fan of fractals. This algorithm above (not by me) is a real stock seen through a mathmatician's model, pushing the stock up over 100% in a couple of minutes. An example of blatant market manipulation, within 15minutes the suckers and losers are trying to cancel trades. This is happening at an increasing and alarming rate over the last 5 years, as mathmatician's replace investment pro's, and exchanges go automated. The other blatant market manipulation? The fed's 1.6trillion influx into POMO auctions to prop the US markets up so it won't collapse again. With the fed not able to do a quantitative easing 3 (QE3 spend more money to prop the markets) at the moment, the markets are realizing the greece contagion. What will Bernanke and the market manipulators do? there will probably some form of QE3 manipulation announced next week. And the band played on....

quantitative investment analyst
quantitative investment analyst
Quantitative Methods For Investment Analysis
Quantitative Methods for Investment Analysis, Second Edition responds to the need for a globally relevant guide to applying quantitative analysis to the investment process. It provides the evenness of subject matter treatment, consistency of mathematical notation, and continuity of topic coverage so critical to the learning process. Examples and problems are investment oriented and reflect the global investment community. This second edition of an authoritative treatment of quantitative methods in investments serves readers worldwide as part of the Chartered Financial Analyst® curriculum. Valuable for self-study and general reference, this textbook provides clear, example-driven coverage of the range of quantitative methods the investment professional needs to know. The illustrative in-chapter problems and the extensive end-of-chapter questions and problems serve to reinforce learning and understanding of the material.