The Current State of Risk with Axioma's Melissa Brown
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When: Wednesday, May 30th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
Room 6208
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Contact: Tracy Canning

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The Current State of Risk with Axioma's Melissa Brown

Join Melissa Brown, CFA, for a look through the lens of several Axioma risk models to assess the current state of volatility, correlations, cross-sectional dispersion, and other dimensions of global market risk.



Melissa Brown, CFA, Managing Director of Applied Research, Axioma

Melissa Brown, CFA is the Managing Director of Applied Research at Axioma. Prior to joining Axioma in 2011, Ms. Brown was Managing Director and head of the institutional business at Wintrust Capital Management. Before that she spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, most recently as a Partner in the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) Group. Ms. Brown was previously Director of Quantitative Research at Prudential Securities, where among other things she popularized the idea of the “cockroach theory” of earnings surprise and appeared on Institutional Investor’s “All-Star” list for 10 straight years. Ms. Brown generates unique insights into risk trends by consolidating and analyzing the vast amount of data on market and portfolio risk maintained by Axioma. Her perspectives help both clients and prospects to better understand and adapt to the constantly changing risk environment. As author of Axioma Insight: Quarterly Risk Review, she reports on the state of risk in publicly traded equity markets around the globe. Ms. Brown holds a BS in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in finance from New York University. She is a CFA charterholder.



Free / Member

$15/ Non- Member


This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for CFA Charterholders.

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