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AAII DC Metro - 9/16/2017 - Principles of Factor Investing

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

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Alberto Rossi

Assistant Professor of Finance, R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland



Principles of Factor Investing




Professor Alberto Rossi will introduce the audience to the modern principles of factor investing.  The first portion of the program will introduce the basic concepts of factor investing and then transition to the second portion, which will introduce and discuss the modern techniques currently used by professional asset managers.  Rossi will also cover the basics of how to analyze and evaluate the performance of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).



  • How to cost-effectively obtain a well-diversified portfolio
  • The ins and outs of investing in ETFs
  • An objective approach to assessing the performance of your investing portfolio

Alberto Rossi is an assistant professor of finance for the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.  His research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing, portfolio choice and financial econometrics.  His recent work concentrates on networks, individual investors' performance, and the risk-return trade-off in financial markets.  He's worked extensively in analyzing big data, collaborated with major U.S. brokerage houses and has analyzed their confidential investor performance data.  Rossi publishes in leading academic journals: The Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science.  A prior Federal Reserve Board of Governors' economist in Washington, D.C., he earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.



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Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center - Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
8333 Little RIver Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

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Provides investment education on stocks, mutual funds, and other types of investments. Hear from leading national experts. This chapter is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors,, the largest national individual investor education association.

For more information about our chapter, go to, or contact general information at 301-593-4542.

You have the option of paying using this web site, by regular postal mail using the forms in our brochure or on our web site, or by phoning our registrar at 703-879-8480. There are advantages to establishing a paypal account, but it is not necessary. Our new location is at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College—Annandale Campus locate at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003.  Their phone number is 703-323-3000.

Doors Open: 9:00 AM

Seating & Continental Breakfast: 9 - 9:30AM

Program Begins: 9:30 AM

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