Centre of Applied Innovation

Financial Markets

For over 120 years, investors have relied on arbitrary indices and industry classifiers to estimate market dynamics and associated market behaviour.

At the intersection of asset allocation investment strategies and the rise of technology-aided trading, the investment community has been challenged to differentiate individual, index, or bench-mark performance. With the proliferation of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and algorithmic trading, the investor of today has difficulty knowing what inputs play a role in measuring true market performance.

Innovation α is a quantitative analysis technology to understand market dynamics previously inaccessible to investors. For over two decades, M·CAM has measured the global quality and market deployment of intangible assets in publicly traded and private firms. This measurement has contributed to market insights and regulatory reforms ranging from accounting, to tax, to world trade econometrics. Aggregating innovation data from over 160 countries and assessing it for its uniqueness, market fitness, and its utility to create marginal price advantage, M·CAM has commercially deployed its unique unstructured data-mining technologies for banking, trading, and advisory programs internally and for third parties. Now this analysis serves as the basis for the CNBC Disruptor 50 measurement of private companies and the CNBC IQ100 powered by M·CAM – the world’s leading quantitative public equity index.

Now that capability has come to the Australian and global markets. In partnership, M·CAM and Melbourne Polytechnic will be developing, producing and reporting from Melbourne the world’s first global quantitative equities index. Through the Centre of Applied innovation students and collaborators at Melbourne Polytechnic have access to the state-of-the-art information and analytics so that they can learn how to manage markets of the future.

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