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WorldQuant University offering free master's degree

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Wannabe financial engineers take note: You can earn a master's degree in the field absolutely free at WorldQuant University.
AI key for third wave of hedge fund managers

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A new generation of managers proficient in machine learning processes is expected to outperform than those using traditional approaches.
How planes, skiers and snowmobiles could lend an edge in energy investing

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A Swedish meteorologist sees measuring snow to determine the degree to which weather affects the price of electricity on futures markets.
KKR joins Girls Who Code's effort to close gender gap in computing

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KKR is taking steps to open doors for women at technology companies through a new partnership aimed at closing the gender gap in computing.
New book aims to guide governance

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A new book seeks to help pension fund trustees, investment staff and administrators successfully navigate the steep learning curve of governance today.
CFTC develops fintech incubator

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission wants to help push innovation in futures markets and creates a lab to do just that.
Winton's chef shares passion for cooking

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Winton Group's resident chef shares some of the exotic recipes he created to fuel the creative energy of the firm's quantitative investment specialists.
Hedge fund population smaller than most think

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The hedge fund industry continues on a strong long-term growth trajectory but it doesn't employ the legions of workers media portrayals would suggest.
U.K. watchdog uses algorithms to track funds' governance

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The U.K. Pensions Regulator teams up with the Government Digital Service to help it foster good governance by retirement plans.
New book from MIT professor examines intersection of opposing financial theories

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has written a book that asks whether financial markets are — or irrational.
Hedge fund guru Griffin hopes to inspire others with donation

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Kenneth Griffin has pledged $15 million from his charitable trust to benefit a New York charity dedicated to alleviating poverty in the Big Apple.
Girl Scouts honor Nuveen exec Marty Willis

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Nuveen's Chief Marketing Officer Marty Willis is honored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York's Gold Achievement Award for her leadership.
New ETF index charts growth of thriving financial sector

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A first-of-its-kind tracker exposes investors to the companies driving and participating in the growth of the ETF industry and its $2.7 trillion in assets under management.
UT chancellor gives up seat on UTIMCO board to bury hatchet

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A rivalry among the University of Texas System and Texas A&M System is dealt another blow by a good-faith gesture of UT Chancellor William H. McRaven.
Search for cure gets boost with $1 million donation

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A $1 million gift will fund further research into diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and deadly childhood brain cancer for which there are no known treatments.