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Equity Management

Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy

With forewords by Harry M. Markowitz, Nobel Laureate

About the Authors

Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy are cofounders, cochief investment officers, and codirectors of research at Jacobs Levy Equity Management, which manages $8 billion for a prestigious global roster of corporate defined benefit and defined contribution plans, public retirement systems, sub-advised funds, and endowments/foundations.

Bruce I. Jacobs

Bruce Jacobs is the author of Capital Ideas and Market Realities: Option Replication, Investor Behavior, and Stock Market Crashes and coeditor of The Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards: Five Years of Award-Winning Articles from the Journal of Portfolio Management, Volumes One through Three. He was a featured contributor to How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street’s Elite.

Prior to founding Jacobs Levy Equity Management, he was First Vice President of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he served as Senior Managing Director of a quantitative equity management affiliate of the Prudential Asset Management Company and Managing Director of the Pension Asset Management Group. Prior to that, he was on the finance faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and consulted to the Rand Corporation.

Dr. Jacobs has a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.S. in Operations Research and Computer Science from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, an M.S.I.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration, and an M.A. in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Trading and serves on the Journal of Portfolio Management Advisory Board and has served on the Financial Analysts Journal Advisory Council. Dr. Jacobs also served on the Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance and is a member of its successor, the Office of Financial Research Discussion Forum. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School and Chair of the Prize Selection Committee for the Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation.

 


Kenneth N. Levy

Ken Levy is coeditor of The Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards: Five Years of Award-Winning Articles from the Journal of Portfolio Management, Volumes One through Three. He was a featured contributor to How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street’s Elite.

Prior to founding Jacobs Levy Equity Management, he was Managing Director of a quantitative equity management affiliate of the Prudential Asset Management Company. Prior to that, he was responsible for quantitative research at Prudential Equity Management Associates.

Ken has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, an M.B.A. and an M.A. in Business Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and completed all requirements short of the dissertation for a Ph.D. at Wharton. He is a CFA charterholder and has served on the CFA Candidate Curriculum Committee. Ken is on the Advisory Board of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School.

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