Practitioner seminar

The Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) invites submissions of completed research papers to be presented at the next practitioners conference, to be held in London, UK, 23 Jan 2018.

If you’d like to present, please send your abstract/summary and if possible supporting materials such as a paper by 30th September 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you expect to come in close to the deadline, it would be helpful to have an expression of interest and provisional topic as early as you can make it. One or two external practitioners have also expressed an interest, but members will have priority.One or two external practitioners have also expressed an interest, but members will have priority.

Guidelines for speakers

Guidelines for papers will be similar to those for academic speakers, except

  1. Innovation and academic rigour are good but SO WHAT? is crucial.
  2. Existence of a paper (in due course if not now) is good, but only slides or equivalent are essential. These will be needed 10 days before the seminar for copying etc. However, the more detail on the presentation that can be provided, the better the chance that it will be selected.
  3. We expect to award a tombstone and suitable prize to the best presentation.
  4. Presentations must not under any circumstances be sales pitches
  5. Some of the more analytical papers will have an academic discussant (as we had at the last seminar). However, we would also encourage the submission of more general practitioner-oriented papers.