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About the Author

Bruce I. Jacobs is co-founder, co-chief investment officer, and co-director of research at Jacobs Levy Equity Management. Jacobs Levy has managed quantitative equity strategies for sophisticated institutional investors for over 30 years. Dr. Jacobs was on the finance faculty of the Wharton School from which he received his Ph.D. in Finance. His research has received several awards from financial journals. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Financial Data Science, has served on the Financial Analysts Journal Advisory Council, and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Trading. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School, and helped create the new Quantitative Finance major at the Wharton School by establishing the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship in Quantitative Finance and the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Scholars in Quantitative Finance.

Dr. Jacobs is author of Too Smart for Our Own Good: Ingenious Investment Strategies, Illusions of Safety, and Market Crashes and Capital Ideas and Market Realities: Option Replication, Investor Behavior, and Stock Market Crashes, and is co-author with Ken Levy of Equity Management: Quantitative Analysis for Stock Selection, and Equity Management: The Art and Science of Modern Quantitative Investing, 2nd ed., and co-editor with Ken Levy of Market Neutral Strategies. He is also co-editor of The Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards: Five Years of Award-Winning Articles from the Journal of Portfolio Management, Volumes One through Four, and was a featured contributor to How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street’s Elite.