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bio website lordabbett.com
location New York
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Dec 12 '12 at 20:35

Experience

I work as a quantitative researcher on the buy side, finding new sources of alpha and designing relative value models and trading strategies around them. I've dealt with practically all the major asset classes.
Presently at Lord Abbett, one of the oldest asset management firms to still actively innovate and push the envelope.
Previously at Parkcentral Capital Management, the hedge fund division of Perot Investments.

Education

PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
SB in Economics from MIT.


I live in New York City with my wife and daughter.

To stalk me further, you can check out my LinkedIn profile and twitter: @TalQuant.


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accepted How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
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comment How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
@avi While my question is a hypothetical, the scary part is that the way social trends have gone over the last few decades I could conceive of it becoming a reality in my life time. Not so for insurer-subsidized euthanasia.
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comment How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
@Will my original thought behind including the murder line was only, as msh210 points out, to make it clear that this is something Jewish law prohibits gentiles from doing, as well (under certain circumstances), and that it is a very serious issur.
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revised How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
changed title to question, as well as re-focusing to abortion rather than generic procedure
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comment How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
Good points, all of them, but the employer may be paying more directly for these abortions than you realize. First off, the premiums will rise immediately once abortion is covered, so the employer is paying directly for the potential provision of a prohibited service. Second, many employer schemes base one year's premiums on the previous year's costs, so that higher costs in one year due to coverage of abortions feeds directly into the employer's premiums the following year.
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comment How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
@Will as I said, you are missing the point of the question. If you find it so distracting, then I will modify the question.
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revised How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
a nod to some comments
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comment How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
@Will my question is not intended to start a debate about abortions. It is about the appropriate response to government policies that require one to pay for others' doing highly objectionable things. Abortion is just an example of how that would come up in practice.
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accepted Does Torah inerrancy extend to the prophets and the writings?
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