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Category: FINANCE RESEARCH PAPERS

SOLVING THE DATA CONUNDRUM: THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH IS COLLABORATIVE

David Wright, Group CEO of Capital Markets CRC, explains how universities can benefit from translational research in the data-driven digital economy The digital economy has arrived and, according to Deloitte, it is undermining “conventional notions about how businesses are structured; how firms interact; and how consumers obtain services, information, and goods.” The ability to harness

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MERGER TO CREATE GLOBAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH POWERHOUSE

Two Australian research centres already responsible for some of the biggest innovations in market quality enhancements in health, capital and other markets have merged – creating a global translational research powerhouse based in Sydney. Capital Markets CRC and SIRCA both have outstanding individual track records of success in bringing global industry together with Australian and

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DATA MINING RESEARCHERS USE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES TO BUILD ROBUST CLASSIFIER

Researcher discovers that a combination of adversarial learning and sparse modelling techniques improves the performance of an email/spam classifier. Fei Wang CMCRC PhD candidate U. of Sydney Prof Sanjay Chawla CMCRC Research Leader U. of Sydney   Classifiers are widely used in many computer-based applications to the bene- fit of virtually all computer users. An

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COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH PRODUCES NEW TYPE OF REGRESSION ALGORITHM FOR STOCK PICKING

Study looks at combining text data and financial quantitative data to produce a model for predicting a stocks daily return. Tony Zhao Zhao is a PhD student at Macquarie University. He has worked on a wide range of topics including embedded systems, digital signal processing, machine learning, large-scale data processing and natural language processing but

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WHICH INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR TYPES ARE MOST INFORMED? EVIDENCE FROM REPORTED PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS

The funds management industry has grown rapidly over the past decades and plays a vital role in making financial market more efficient and to provide value to its investors. There are a wide variety of institutional investor types, all with different characteristics which potentially can result in a differing ability to predict future stock performance. Hedge funds

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WHEN “NO” MEANS “NO”: THE INFORMATION CONTENT OF ASX PRICE QUERIES

When the price of a listed security changes by an abnormal amount, the ASX typically issues a price query (PQ). There are two possible explanations for an abnormal price change: 1. It was an anomalous movement, or 2. It was driven by an investor’s information advantage. Identifying the difference between these explanations is the primary

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A LONG-TERM STUDY OF DEFENDANT FIRMS IN SHAREHOLDER CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS

In the US, shareholders can form a class action to sue a company under S10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act for allegedly releasing misleading information, or for failing to disclose material information. The substantial cost of litigation, and its associated impact on shareholder value, has prompted debate over whether to reform access to the shareholder

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ANALYSIS OF LAGIC & SOLVENCY II’S IMPACT ON LIFE INSURERS

Solvency II is a European Union (EU) legislative program that introduces a harmonised insurance regulatory regime across the region. The program is one of the first insurance regulations in the world to follow the Basel Accord approach, with a 3-pillar structure that covers capital requirements, risk management and disclosure requirements. In Australia, the Life and

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