Call for Papers
Chicago Quantitative Alliance 19th Annual Academic Competition

Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 12 - 13, 2012

The Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) is proud to announce its 18th Annual Academic Competition to be held at the Fall Conference in September. Competitive papers are invited from all non-tenured faculty and students who wish to apply. Acceptable topic areas would include Asset Allocation, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Equity, Financial Engineering, or Security Valuation/Pricing Models. Past paper topics may be found on our website,, in the Conferences Tab.

SUBMISSIONS/AWARDS: 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 asked to present their papers on Thursday, September 13th at the CQA Fall Meeting held at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. Cash awards of $3000, $2000, and $1000 will be given to the first, second, and third place finishers in the competition. Criteria for awards will be based on both presentation quality and content of interest to practicing investment professionals.

1. Please submit a Word or Adobe PDF version of your paper to be received no later than June 30, 2012. E-mail the papers to Melissa Allison at:

If you have any questions, contact Melissa at

2. The cover page must have title, author(s), affiliation(s), and phone/fax numbers, and e-mail address. Also, please include a one page abstract.

3. On a separate page or cover letter, please provide information addressing the following questions:
a) What is the tenured status of each author at his/her respective institution?
b) To what publications or journals, if any, has the paper been submitted for consideration?

4. Acceptance decisions only will be communicated to authors by August 31, 2012.

Posted 5/20/12