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IQAM Research Prize 2024

Call for Paper

IQAM Research – the private institute for quantitative capital market research at DekaBank, Frankfurt awards the fifth research prize. The prize is granted for innovative capital market research with a focus on investments. It focuses but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Quantitative investment strategies for equities, fixed income, commodities or FX
  • Factor based investment strategies and factor timing strategies for equities, fixed income, or FX
  • Equity market neutral and alternative strategies
  • Big Data, Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing in Portfolio Management

The Call for Paper is open for academics and practitioners, alike.

The scientific board of IQAM research ranks submissions based on their theoretical contribution as well as on their practical relevance.

The prize will be awarded in November, 2024 at DekaBank Frankfurt

Papers can be submitted until 31st of March 2024.

The prizes are honored with:

  • 1. Prize: 2.500 EUR
  • 2. Prize: 1.500 EUR
  • 3. Prize: 1.000 EUR

Participation Conditions

  • Papers have to be submitted electronically to as a PDF
  • Each author is allowed to submit only one paper as corresponding author.
  • At the time of submission, the paper has not to be accepted for publication in an academic journal.
  • The participant agrees to present her/his paper at the symposium at DekaBank Frankfurt, in case the paper is selected for one of the prizes. DekaBank covers the travel and accommodation expenses to the symposium for the presenting author.
  • In case the paper is selected for one of the prizes, the participant agrees that her/his photo together with the paper title may be published on the websites and
  • IQAM Research and DekaBank may publish extracts or summaries of selected papers with reference to the authors.
  • Personal data is only used for purposes related to the research prize.
  • Deka employees including interns and working students cannot participate.
  • The winners will be informed via email.
  • The decision of the Jury is not defeasible. The legal process is excluded.
  • For any questions please contact the IQAM Research institute via email: