On September 6th, François Lucas (@theSPYsurfer), in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business, will bring together MBA and Bcom students, financial professionals and two quantitative experts for the first Quant Conference in Vancouver. This event will focus exclusively on quantitative investing to give existing and future portfolio managers a better understanding about quantitative strategies.

Quantitative strategies are on the rise. They are a perfect fit for robo-advisors. They can be highly sophisticated or very simple. They all rely on hard data and are back-tested. Most of these strategies profit from the anomalies of the market, such as momentum. These fly in the face of the efficient market hypothesis that is both extensively taught in business schools and widely applied in the finance industry. Trend or fad? Is the finance industry on the verge of being Uberized by these strategies? Join us for this exciting event and a chance to network with finance professionals (CFA and VSTA).

Mebane Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. He is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs, separate accounts and private investment funds.
He has authored numerous white papers and three books: Shareholder Yield, The Ivy Portfolio, and Global Value. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.

Gary Antonacci has over 40 years' experience as an investment professional focusing on underexploited investment opportunities. His research on momentum investing was the first place winner in 2012 and the second place winner in 2011 of the Wagner Awards for Advances in Active Investment Management given annually by the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM). He is author of the award-winning book, Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk. His research introduced the investment world to dual momentum, which combines relative strength price momentum with trend following absolute momentum. He received his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School in 1978. Since then, he has concentrated on researching, developing, and applying innovative investment strategies that have their basis in academic research. He serves as a consultant and public speaker on asset allocation, portfolio construction, and advanced momentum strategies.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (PDT)

UBC Robson Square
#1600-800 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

$10 for students (through promo code stated in the COOL post),
$20 for professionals.