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And the Next Star Fund Manager Is…

Tue, 2014-01-21 12:07

Finding a mutual-fund manager who can beat the market is tough. Winners flame out. Losers revive. The resurgent losers flame out again.

No wonder low-cost index-based exchange-traded funds and mutual funds—which seek only to mimic the return of a designated slice of the market—have eclipsed actively managed funds as the investment of choice for many people.

... One problem: Over long periods, few fund managers continue to outperform, says Laurent Barras, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal.

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"Hedge Fund Return Predictability Under the Magnifying Glass," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:50

Authors: Avramov, Doron; Barras, Laurent; Kosowski, Robert

Publication: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, August 2013

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MBA Programs Drawing More Applications in Quebec

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:30

Applications are up for MBA programs in Quebec, even as they have slowed in the U.S. RDI's business-news show reports on the situation, including interviews at Desautels Faculty of Management.

Featured in the interview: Professor Laurent Barras, MBA students Annjulie Beaulieu Hebert, Jean-Philippe Dulude, and Alexis Pradie

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