New Frontier is an employee-owned, Boston-based, global software provider and institutional research and investment advisory firm specializing in the development and application of state-of-the-art investment technology. We are globally known for our patented portfolio optimization and statistical portfolio rebalancing technology, and we are one of the original global risk-managed core ETF investment managers with an unbroken track record since 2004. In addition to our technology and asset management expertise, New Frontier features a robust research program with books, monographs, refereed journal articles, and many professional and academic presentations that contribute to our reputation as a leading global, institutional-quality, quantitative asset manager.
We began with an improvement of mean variance optimization, which had been the standard portfolio optimization process for almost fifty years.
Dr. Richard Michaud and Robert Michaud developed Michaud Resampled Efficiency™, a portfolio optimization process that accounts for the uncertainty inherent in investment information. In 1998, Dr. Michaud published his findings in Efficient Asset Management: A Practical Guide to Stock Portfolio Optimization and Asset Allocation (Harvard University Press 1998, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press 2008). The book garnered immediate attention. The following year, the Michauds patented Michaud optimization and founded New Frontier.
Michaud optimization was only the beginning of New Frontier's contributions to modern finance. Since then, New Frontier has been awarded three more patents for innovations in investment management. Other important innovations include the patented Michaud-Esch Rebalancing Test, Forecast Confidence™, and post-optimization tools.