2021 Prize Winners

Narasimhan Jegadeesh and Sheridan Titman

The 2021 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation will be awarded to Professors Narasimhan Jegadeesh and Sheridan Titman. They will be recognized for their research on momentum investing from their paper Returns to Buying Winners and Selling Losers: Implications for Stock Market Efficiency (Journal of Finance, 1993).

Jegadeesh is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Titman holds the McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services at the University of Texas at Austin and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Conditions permitting, the prize ceremony will be held Friday, October 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Jacobs Levy Center’s annual Frontiers in Quantitative Finance Conference. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic status carefully and more details will be announced early this summer.

2021 Prize Selection Committee
  • Bruce Jacobs (Committee Chair)
    Principal and Co-Founder, Jacobs Levy Equity Management
  • Jennifer Bender
    Senior Managing Director, Global Equity Beta, State Street Global Advisors
  • Kent Daniel
    Senior Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs and Jean-Marie Eveillard/First Eagle Investment Management Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
  • Chris Geczy (Ex-Officio)
    Adjunct Professor of Finance and Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research, The Wharton School
  • Robert Novy-Marx
    Lori and Alan S. Zekelman Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Simon Business School, University of Rochester
  • Matthew Rothman
    Quantitative Strategies, Millennium and Senior Lecturer in Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management