About the Award: The award is established to recognize excellent research done by a practitioner, with a strong potential for impact on finance industry practices. This means a novel implementation of a financial product, the development of a computationally efficient method that speeds up operations of financial services significantly, data driven solution techniques which addresses the industry needs, etc... The topic of the paper should be aligned with the research interests of the INFORMS Finance Section, and synergistic with the topics covered in the invited sessions at the INFORMS Finance Annual meetings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, portfolio selection, machine learning in finance, networks and systemic risk, financial technology (e.g. Blockchain and cryptocurrency applications), market liquidity and frictions, financial econometrics, algorithmic trading and market microstructure, commodities markets, credit risk and fixed income modeling
Submission and Eligibility Requirements (include deadlines): The practitioner's entrant must be a member of the Finance Section on the date of submission. The contestant may submit no more than one paper to the competition. The submission deadline will be on September 1, 2020.
The Section on Finance membership rate is: $13 for members of INFORMS, $7.00 for a student or retired person that is also a member of INFORMS $23.00 for a Section of Finance member only (non- INFORMS member)
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