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University of Chicago
1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States

Company Description: Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University...   more

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Rolf ..., 10 April 2014 [cached]
Rolf Banz, University of Chicago
Analyzed NYSE stocks, 1926-1975.
The Retirement Planning Specialists, LLC - Investment Approach, 7 Mar 2012 [cached]
In a 1981 paper published in The Journal of Financial Economics [3], University of Chicago professor Rolf Banz showed that there is a higher potential return for investing in smaller companies as a class versus investing in the market at-large.
Part of the cause for the ..., 19 Jan 2011 [cached]
Part of the cause for the underweighting can be traced to research published by Rolf Banz, a University of Chicago researcher. Studying market returns from 1931 through 1974, Banz found that small stocks outperformed large and mid-cap stocks by wide margins. Startled by the findings, institutions began giving new weight to small stocks. Mutual fund companies rolled out a raft of new small-cap funds.
But even before Banz published his findings, the so-called small-cap effect began to disappear, and mid caps moved into the lead.
Our microcap company investment strategy ... [cached]
Our microcap company investment strategy was built on the research of Rolf Banz, a University of Chicago doctoral student who discovered the first crack in the foundation of the efficient market theory, dubbed "the small firm effect" (Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 9(1), pages 3-18, March, 1981).
Ralph Wanger of the Acorn Fund Article at, 16 April 2006 [cached]
To capitalize on the "small firm" phenomenon that U. of Chicago professor Rolf Banz documented in 1978.
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