Quantitative Analysis

A business or financial analysis technique that seeks to understand behavior by using complex mathematical and statistical modelling, measurement and research. By assigning a numerical value to variables, analysts try to replicate reality mathematically. Quantitative analysis can be done by a number of reasons such as measurement, performance evaluation or valuation of a financial instrument. It can also be used to predict real world events such as changes in a share price. Some examples of quantitative analysis include everything from simple financial ratios such as earnings per share, to something as complicated as discounted cash flow, or option pricing.

Quantitative anaysis used extensively by asset managers.Virtually all large asset managers and hedge funds rely to some degree on quantitative methods.

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