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Javier Estrada

Professor, IESE Business School, Spain
Javier EstradaJavier Estrada

Javier Estrada, professor of financial management at Barcelona-based IESE Business School, set the cat among the pigeons with his ground-breaking research, Black Swans and Market Timing: How Not to Generate Alpha. Published in 2008, this revealed that investors who seek to time the market are unlikely to reap rewards. His research focuses on risk, portfolio management, investment strategies, emerging markets, and insider trading. The founding editor of the Emerging Markets Review, he also has several visiting professorships in Scandinavia and Latin America. His first degree, a BA in economics, was from the National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, and he has an MSc and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Articles by this Author

  • Investing in a Volatile Environment: A Black Swan Perspective
    by Javier Estrada
    Javier Estrada, who is Professor of Financial Management at Barcelona-based IESE Business School, was a tennis coach in his native Argentina before moving to live and work in Spain in 1993. He set the cat among the pigeons in global investment circles with his ground-breaking research, “Black swans and market timing: How not to generate alpha,” which conclusively revealed that investors who seek to time the market are unlikely to reap rewards....

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