Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared For Students
Date: May 12
Time: 5:30 pm Registration Begins, 6 pm Program Begins
Goldman Sachs
180 Maiden Lane
Ricker Auditorium, 2nd Floor
New York City
International Securities Exchange
Polytechnic University

Description: The IAFE Education Committee and the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation are pleased to invite you to

How I Became a Quant:
Financial Engineers Give a Personal View of their Careers in Quantitative Finance

A Panel Discussion For Students Interested in a Career in Quantitative Finance


Panelists Include:

Steve Allen, Managing Director and Head of Risk Methodology, JPMorgan Chase
Neil Chriss, Managing Director, SAC Capital Management; Executive Director, Mathematical Finance Program, the University of Chicago; and IAFE Advisory Board Member
Emanuel Derman, Columbia University
Jim Gatheral, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch; Adjunct Professor, Courant Institute, New York University
Joanne Hill, Managing Director and Global Head of Derivatives and Trading Research, Goldman Sachs

The recent explosive growth in quantitative finance has led mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering students of all levels to wonder whether a career or an advanced degree in quantitative finance is right for them. With the rapid increase in sophisticated quantitative and computational techniques employed in financial firms there has been increasing demand for students with highly quantitative backgrounds to work in the financial field and an increase in advanced degree programs covering these topics.

This forum is designed to give a personal view of the world of quantitative finance from the point of view of five quantitative finance professionals with varying specialties. Without formulas or Microsoft Power Point, our panelists will share their own experiences and engage in a moderated discussion with plenty of time to answer student questions. A reception for students and panelists will be held after the event.

Program Details:
This is a free event.