Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy give $12M for the establishment of a research center and a prize for innovation.

Jacobs Levy Prize

The Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation recognizes one or more persons who have published peer-reviewed journal articles that demonstrate outstanding quantitative research that has contributed to a particular innovation in the practice of finance.
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The Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research is dedicated to the advancement of quantitative finance through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge. The Jacobs Levy Center aims to enhance understanding of financial markets through the study and promotion of quantitative techniques and methods as applied to such fields as the analysis of domestic and international stocks and bonds, and the management of investment portfolios.

FOUR CORE VALUES

  • Knowledge for Action: Fund innovative research that will equip the next generation of business leaders with the latest knowledge.
  • Academic Pursuit: Create a new cadre of academics (Ph.D.s) who continue to push the boundaries of existing financial knowledge.
  • Good Governance: Promote research in, and the practice of, good governance and ethics.
  • Knowledge for the Future: Build upon the innovative ideas of Jacobs Levy Equity Management and the respected strength of Wharton’s finance department and encourage research in finance that can help investors meet their goals.

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FORUM ON QUANTITATIVE FINANCE 2013