Call for papers
cambridge-hotelInquire brings together decision-makers and quantitative researchers from the investment management profession and leading academic finance researchers in an environment conducive to an exchange of ideas.
The next seminar will be held 17 - 19 March 2013 in Edinburgh. 
This will be a joint Inquire UK and Inquire Europe seminar, with the theme of Inquire UK's part of the programme being "Portfolio construction in a risk-based framework"  Although papers on any area of finance relevant to investment management will be considered, submissions relating to this theme will be particularly welcomed.

Subjects likely to be of interest to our members include:   
  • Asset allocation and stock selection models
  • Trading rules and program trading methods
  • Asset pricing and factor models
  • Derivatives
  • Applied financial econometrics
  • Investment performance measurement and attribution
  • Manager selection and compensation
  • Private equity
  • Alternative investments

Papers are selected  based on the quality of exposition, analytical rigour, originality and understanding of real world problems. The same criteria, together with the quality of the presentation actually given, are applied in granting awards for excellence.  A list of past prize winners is shown elsewhere on this web site.  

Submission procedure
Each year the members of Council responsible for the seminar programme will consider submissions for forthcoming seminars. Papers may be submitted for any future seminars listed on the submission management system at any time, until such time as submissions for each seminar are no longer allowed.  

Submissions should be made by uploading author details, and the paper and/or extended abstract, via the new submission management system at Papers and abstracts should be in either MS-Word or (preferably) PDF formats.
Authors who have not previously registered on the system should first create an account at

Please note that only papers submitted in this way will be considered.

For more on the Inquire UK research programme...

General enquiries about Inquire UK and its research programme should be directed to the Academic Coordinator:

Professor Peter F Pope
Department of Accounting, Room OLD 5.04
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7849 4925
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 3912

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