Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: How I Became A Quant
Date: March 24
Time: 5:30 pm Registration begins; 6 pm Program begins
Goldman Sachs
32 Old Slip
New York City

Description: The IAFE and the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation are both pleased to present

How I Became a Quant: Leading Professionals Give Personal Views of their Careers in Quantitative Finance

This is the fourth event in our ongoing series to address students' growing interest in careers in quantitative finance and risk management.

Noel Donohoe, Goldman Sachs
Joseph Langsam, Morgan Stanley
Chuck Lucas, AIG
Allan Malz, Clinton Group
Dan Rosen, Algorithmics

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 also been an increasing demand from industry for quantitative candidates to work in the financial field.

This forum is designed to provide a diverse set of personal views of the quantitative finance arena. Our panelists are leading professionals with varying backgrounds and specialties. Without formulas or PowerPoint presentations, they 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.

Please note that the discussion will be geared toward undergraduate students, although graduate students are welcome as well.