Quantitative Asset Management

Whether you are managing institutional portfolios or private wealth, augment your asset allocation strategy with machine learning and factor investing for unprecedented returns and growth
In a straightforward and unambiguous fashion, Quantitative Asset Management shows how to join factor investing and data science―machine learning applied to big data. Using instructive anecdotes and practical examples, including quiz questions and a companion website with working code, this groundbreaking guide provides a toolkit to apply these modern tools to investing and includes such real-world details as currency controls, market impact, and taxes. It walks readers through the entire investing process, from designing goals to planning, research, implementation, testing, and risk management.  Inside, you’ll find:

  • Cutting-edge methods married to the actual strategies used by the most sophisticated institutions
  • Real-world investment processes as employed by the largest investment companies
  • A toolkit for investing as a professional
  • Clear explanations of how to use modern quantitative methods to analyze investing options
  • An accompanying online site with coding and apps


Written by a seasoned financial investor who uses technology as a tool―as opposed to a technologist who invests―Quantitative Asset Management explains the author’s methods without oversimplification or confounding theory and math. Quantitative Asset Management demonstrates how leading institutions use Python and MATLAB to build alpha and risk engines, including optimal multi-factor models, contextual nonlinear models, multi-period portfolio implementation, and much more to manage multibillion-dollar portfolios.

Big data combined with machine learning provide amazing opportunities for institutional investors. This unmatched resource will get you up and running with a powerful new asset allocation strategy that benefits your clients, your organization, and your career. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Cutting-edge methods married to the actual strategies used by the most sophisticated institutions
  • Real-world investment processes as employed by the largest investment companies
  • A toolkit for investing as a professional
  • Clear explanations of how to use modern quantitative methods to analyze investing options
  • An accompanying online site with coding and apps


Written by a seasoned financial investor who uses technology as a tool―as opposed to a technologist who invests―Quantitative Asset Management explains the author’s methods without oversimplification or confounding theory and math. Quantitative Asset Management demonstrates how leading institutions use Python and MATLAB to build alpha and risk engines, including optimal multi-factor models, contextual nonlinear models, multi-period portfolio implementation, and much more to manage multibillion-dollar portfolios.

Big data combined with machine learning provide amazing opportunities for institutional investors. This unmatched resource will get you up and running with a powerful new asset allocation strategy that benefits your clients, your organization, and your career.

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Michael Robbins

Professor, Columbia University Chief Investment Officer

Michael Robbins is the Chief Investment Officer of a large investment firm. This is his sixth CIO appointment, including one for a bank with 8½ million clients. He has managed pensions, endowments, family offices and was the Chief Risk Officer for the State of... Read More

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