Journal of Investment Consulting Academic Paper Competition

The Journal of Investment Consulting, published by Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), keeps investment management consultants and investment advisors abreast of new research findings in investments and private wealth management.

ACADEMIC PAPER COMPETITION: The Journal of Investment Consulting announces an academic paper competition on topics that examine recent research relevant to investment consulting and private wealth management. The competition is open to academics and doctoral students. Papers should provide the development of theory and applied research on the chosen topic.

TOPICS: Topic examples include: alternative investments, asset allocation, currency management, investment due diligence, manager search and selection, modeling tail risk, monolithic and flash trading, performance measurement, portfolio construction, regime-switching models, risk management, retirement planning, small-cap investing, stress-testing investment portfolios, wealth management, and other relevant topics for investment professionals.

REVIEW PROCESS: The Journal of Investment Consulting editorial advisory board will select the academic paper competition winner based on quality and relevancy of the research to investment management consultants and investment advisors. The Journal of Investment Consulting will publish the paper. IMCA will present a $5,000 cash award to the winner of the competition.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the Journal of Investment Consulting, visit

ACADEMIC PAPER COMPETITION, PAPER SUBMISSION: Paper submission deadline is July 31, 2016.

Please submit two versions of the paper (one with cover page identifying authors and one without cover page) via e-mail in either PDF or Word format to: Debbie Nochlin (, Managing Editor, Journal of Investment Consulting

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