Chicago Quantitative Alliance 2022 Call for Papers


Chicago Quantitative Alliance
29th Annual Academic Competition
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 14 – 15, 2022

Call for Papers

The CQA is proud to announce its 29th Annual Academic Competition to be held at the Fall Conference in September in Chicago. Competitive papers are invited from all non-tenured faculty who wish to apply. Acceptable topic areas include Asset Allocation, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Equity, Financial Engineering, or Security Valuation/Pricing Models. Past competition topics may be found on our website CQA Competition Winners.

Only complete papers will be considered in this competition. In addition, the primary author must be either non-tenured faculty or a student. The top three submitted papers will be invited to present their papers on Thursday, September 16th at the CQA Fall Meeting held in Chicago. Cash awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be given to the first, second, and third place finishers in the competition. CQA will cover travel expenses for one author (capped at $1,000). Hotel accommodations will also be provided. Other authors are invited to attend the conference but must do so at their own travel and hotel expense.

Criteria for awards will be based on both presentation quality and content of interest to practicing investment professionals.

Instructions for Contributors:

1. Please submit a Word or Adobe PDF version of your paper to be received no later than June 30, 2022. E-mail the papers to:

Melissa Allison
If you have any questions, contact Melissa at

2. The cover page must have title, author(s), affiliation(s), and phone number, and e-mail address of the primary contact. Please also include the tenured status of each author at his/her respective institution.

3. Acceptance decisions only will be communicated to authors by August 1, 2022.