The Society of Quantitative Analysts (SQA) is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on education and communication to support members of the quantitative investment practitioner community. We seek to encourage the dissemination of leading-edge ideas and innovations relevant to the work of the quantitative investment practitioner. The knowledge of such ideas and innovations can assist portfolio and risk managers, strategists, analysts, traders, regulators, asset owners such as pension sponsors and foundations in performing their functions and responding to the ever-quickening pace of change. The Society welcomes the participation of academics and students. The SQA provides forums for the presentation of theory and practice by practitioners, academics and regulators with an emphasis on the new and controversial. The Society holds monthly meetings in New York City from September through June. Monthly meetings consist of one-hour talks on a specific topic. The Society also organizes a half-day seminar in the fall on a topic of current interest and a full-day "Fuzzy Day" seminar in the spring on an exporatory topic.