Pioneering Investment Research

Bruce Jacobs and Ken Levy pioneered the “disentangling” of numerous factors that influence stock returns

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Ongoing in-house research creates proprietary models 


Our multidimensional process combines human insight, finance, and behavioral theory with the latest quantitative and statistical methods


Our dynamic, forward-looking approach pursues opportunities in changing market environments

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As the pioneer of the “disentangling” process that helped revolutionize equity investing, we manage equity strategies for a prestigious global roster of institutional clients.

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Latest News

Nov 01, 2021

Research on ESG Returns Wins Jacobs Levy Center Prize

by James Comtois, Pensions & Investments, November 1, 2021: The Wharton School’s Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research awarded its annual Best Research Paper Prize to Lubos Pastor, Robert Stambaugh, and Lucian Taylor for their paper, “Dissecting Green Returns,”... which attributed the recent success of green assets to increasing environmental concerns and cautions that the premium could diminish if environmental concerns ease. “The implications are important for the investment community while it asserts that green stocks have performed better than brown stocks (environmentally unfriendly stocks) over the last decade, they may now be (too) pricey, so investors should not expect that they will provide the same premium going forward,” said Bruce I. Jacobs, chair of the Jacobs Levy Center’s Advisory Board. Jacobs added, “For Wharton and the Center, this paper is an example of the quality of the papers produced by the faculty at the school. Not only is this good empirical research, but it’s also very topical.”

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Oct 11, 2021

3 Share Nobel Economics Prize for Work Using Natural Experiments

by James Comtois, Pensions & Investments, October 11, 2021: David Card of U.C. Berkeley, Joshua D. Angrist of MIT, and Guido W. Imbens of Stanford were recognized for their “innovative use of natural experiments to study difficult-to-answer questions about cause and effect,” noted Bruce Jacobs, adding that the winners... “searched for situations in which chance events and changes in institutional rules and policies create groups of people who are treated differently, setting up what amounts to natural clinical trials.”

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May 03, 2021

Jessica Wachter Named SEC Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

Press Release, May 3, 2021: The Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Chair of Quantitative Finance at the Wharton School, Dr. Jessica Wachter, has been appointed Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC.

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Bruce Jacobs Interview
"Jacobs Levy: The Art and Science of Investing"
Davos 2020, TBD Media
January 2020
Bruce Jacobs Interview
Portfolio Management Research
New York City
Interviewed February 2020
Released May 2020

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