Inquire Europe

About Inquire Europe


Inquire Europe is a cooperative, non-profit professional organization which was formed in Europe in 1990. The Group was established to bring together investment professionals interested in understanding and developing quantitative solutions to financial and investment problems.

The purpose of Inquire Europe is to encourage the use of practical advanced quantitative methods in investment management, to foster the study of finance and to support basic and applied research in the field of financial analysis in the European Common Market.

The membership of Inquire Europe is composed of invited sponsor organizations from Europe consisting of a broad range of banks, stock brokers, consulting firms, insurance companies, investment advisors, independent money managers and pension funds. Inquire Europe conducts seminars twice a year, funds research projects of interest to the members, and periodically distributes research papers and summaries of its seminars and the seminars of Q-group and Inquire UK to its sponsors.

Seminars

Seminars

Twice a year, sponsors of Inquire Europe are invited to attend and participate in residential seminars held in Europe. These meetings provide the primary means of exchanging new techniques being developed by academics and practitioners. Seminar speakers are selected from leading financial researchers in their fields, who are brought together with the funded researchers to present their results.

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Research

Research

One of the Group's principal activities is the funding of research projects. Approved topics are relevant to finance and investments and attempt to bring theory and practice together. In funding projects Inquire Europe seeks competent researchers who have unique approaches or insights into solving problems of significance to investment professionals.
 

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Awards

Awards

Inquire Europe awards prizes for best research paper presented at the semi-annual seminars. The prize serves to promote the high quality of seminar presentations and to help attract leading researchers and their state-of-the-art research. In order to make the investment community more aware of the award and the goals of Inquire Europe guests from the financial community are often invited.

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