Sydney Monthly Lunch Series - Metrics and Methods for Hedging Left Tail Risk

20 Feb 2020

Associate Professor James Doran


RedOak Beer Cafe
201 Clarence St, Sydney


Discussion leaders: A/Prof James Doran

Short bio: James Doran is a Senior Fellow/Associate Professor at the UNSW where he teaches derivatives and financial risk management. Prior to his appointment he was the CIO at multiple hedge funds that specialized in volatility, and was a chaired professor in the U.S where he taught portfolio management, investment theory, and asset pricing. He has over 20 years of experience in finance as both an academic and as a practitioner, with numerous publications to his name.

Additional notes: Dr Doran will talk about the most efficient methods for protecting portfolio value from left-tail risk, with a particular focus on the proposition that the search for alpha, and the protection against draw-down, are two distinct value-add propositions. He will approach the issue from both an academic and practitioner point-of-view.

As per usual, we will aim for a 20-minute presentation, followed by lunch and a (lightly) moderated discussion.

If you would like to attend, please rsvp using the following link:[SYDNEY]_I_would_like_to_attend_lunch_series_Feb_2020

We will respond to all rsvps so that you can be certain whether a spot has been allocated.

If you are interested in being the discussion leader for a particular topic, then please contact us at In the long-term, our aim is for most (all?) members to lead a discussion at a lunch series event, so please do not be shy in contacting the committee.

Kind regards,

The Q-Group Committee
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