• UBS Predicts 2018 World Cup Winner After 10,000 Simulations

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    If you had one chance to predict the winner of this summer's World Cup, which team would you choose? Defending champions Germany, perennial favorites Brazil, or former champions Spain?
    Most fans would likely plump for one of those three. But that's just not quantitative enough for investment banks.
    With the start of the World Cup in Russia less than a month away, UBS deployed a team of 18 analysts and editors, and ran a computer simulation of the tournament 10,000 times, in an effort to predict the likely winner of the tournament.
    It's a familiar game for UBS and other banks, many of which...
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