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The best gift

The best gift ever. Tomorrow evening at about 10:30 pm 28 teams will board their respective flights to Taipei, Taiwan from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. A mix of young and old, startups that are barely breaking even and billion dollar banks, first timers and seasoned

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The evil deed is done.

The evil deed is done. If you had asked me last year, it was the farthest thing possible in my mind in November.  Even in July this year in peak form after training for four months I didn’t think I was ready to run the

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Insurance portfolio optimization challenge solution.

The Life Insurance Company Portfolio Optimization Challenge solution. There are a number of changes that we need to make to our existing model before we can build the solution for life insurance portfolio optimization challenge.  As mentioned earlier the insurance portfolio challenge comes with additional

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Portfolio Management with Excel Solver

Portfolio Management with Excel Solver Despite my best efforts to not write another text book, the impossible has happened again. We have some how managed to put together two hundred odd pages on using Excel Solver to address portfolio optimization problems in the investment management world.

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Hello stranger! Say Hi to our new support chatbot.

Say hi to our brand new customer support chatbot Hello there, stranger! For the last four years we had been thinking about introducing live chat support options for customers on our site.  But we kept on pushing it off because of resource, technology and internal

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Destination Khaplu

Destination Khaplu After a day’s rest we are all set to head to Khaplu – the other Serena property in the region at a slightly higher elevation of 8,500 feet. Post breakfast we laze around a bit, check out and then pack ourselves in the

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Destination Shigar

Destination Shigar Just a quick heads up. I have been shooting landscapes for a few years now. Thanks to my friend Jehan, I got hooked on to DSLRs a few years ago. As you may have gathered, I also travel a bit and have been

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Index matching portfolio optimization with Solver

Index Matching Portfolio optimization Active and passive investment management styles How much value does a trader or investment manager bring to the table? In terms of alternates, an investor can simply invest in a market based index and let market performance dictate his returns. This

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