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Predicting the FIFA World Cup – Statisticians Vs the Investment Banks

As a break from projecting the strength of collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps and other obscure financial instruments, quantitative analysts at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS andDanske Bank have modeled the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We have set up acompetition, allowing competitors to go head-to-head with thesecorporate giants. The challenge is to correctly predict how far eachcountry will go in the tournament.What did the banks do?UBS and Danske Bank use econometric models to find…See More
Jun 4, 2010

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Predicting the FIFA World Cup – Statisticians Vs the Investment Banks

As a break from projecting the strength of collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps and other obscure financial instruments, quantitative analysts at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS and

Danske Bank have modeled the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We have set up a

competition, allowing competitors to go head-to-head with these

corporate giants. The challenge is to correctly predict how far each

country will go in the tournament.



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Posted on June 4, 2010 at 12:29am

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