This panel aims to challenge conventional financial measures and present innovative ways of measuring profitability and predicting stock returns.

The topics to be covered in this webinar are:

1. Private Meeting as an alternative signal for systematic strategies
2. An examination of the drawbacks in GAAP measures of earnings
3. Why Free Cash Flow may offer better insights into measuring profitability and predicting stock returns
4. Latest FCF Institute’s Research Development



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Vince (Qijun) Chen

Director of Research, Portfolio Manager

FCF Advisors

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Vince leads the research and development of firmwide investment strategies and is responsible for the portfolio management of our Active ETFs, SMAs, and Indices. He joined us in October 2017 as a Quantitative Analyst.

Vince earned his Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from Baruch College, and a Bachelor of Economics from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. He is an active CFA Institute member.

On weekends, Vince enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, playing soccer, and spending time with his family and friends.

Michael T. Durney

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Iowa – Tippie College of Business

Michael T. Durney is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the University of Iowa. He is a distinguished scholar with a prolific academic history, including a PhD in Accounting and an MS in Management from Cornell University. His extensive credentials also include a MAC in Professional Accountancy and a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Professor Durney is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His academic and professional contributions have been recognized through various awards and honors, notably the Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award from the Tippie College of Business in 2022 and the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from the American Accounting Association in 2020.