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The Science of Investing

The Science of Investing

Innovative Quant Solutions, LLC incorporates behavioral finance, advanced statistical techniques and financial economics in our models.

About IQS

Innovative Quant Solutions, LLC was founded in 2004 as an independent investment research firm that provides extremely high quality dynamic quantitative stock analysis and customized quantitative research and portfolio strategies to investment managers.


IQS's research incorporates sophisticated algorithms, advanced mathematics, and proprietary weighting schemes to provide hedge fund and institutional equity managers with the tools they need to evaluate stocks for inclusion in their portfolios, validate their current positions, or develop new products.


IQS provides daily stock rankings to institutional asset managers and hedge funds using its proprietary models. The model includes nearly 70 factors, and incorporates a dynamic weighting scheme to determine the optimal factor weights.


In addition, IQS produces time independent trend-following signals for stocks, ETFs, or funds, which can be applied to sectors, countries or other asset classes. The signals can protect a portfolio from downside loss, can assist in portfolio construction, or can be used as a stand-alone strategy. These products are valuable for advisors, family offices, and other serious investors.


IQS uses analytical expertise and years of problem-solving prowess to deliver expert solutions to clients.




Ian D. Arvin, CFA - Founder


Ian‘s experience in investments includes stock selection, quantitative research, portfolio management, asset allocation, and risk management.


Ian was a Principal at Independence Investments, a quantitative investment company with nearly $40 billion in aum. Ian was a Portfolio Manager and Director of Product Development and Research, redesigned their stock selection process to incorporate sector-based valuations, and implemented strategies for taxable portfolios.


Before studying at MIT, Ian worked as a Consulting Pension Actuary, where Ian became an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Enrolled Actuary, and Member of American Academy of Actuaries.


Ian is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Applied & Engineering Physics, and a MBA in Financial Engineering from MIT Sloan School of Management. 


Ian is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, and the Boston QWAFAFEW.


Ian is an avid chess player, enjoys skiing, golf, soccer and platform tennis.

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