Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared For Students
Date: October 27
Time: 5:30 pm registration begins. 6 pm program begins. Reception at 7:15 pm.
45 Carleton St.
Room E25-111
Cambridge, MA

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 - Boston

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

Sponsored by Northfield Information Services The IAFE's popular forum for students makes its first appearance in Boston! Speakers Include: Steve Allen, Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematical Finance, Courant Institute NYU and IAFE Board Member Gregg Berman, Head of Institutional and Wealth Management Businesses, RiskMetrics Group Dan diBartolomeo, President, Northfield Information Services Andrew Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering and IAFE Senior Fellow Shane Haas, Research Scientist and Vice President, AlphaSimplex Group, LLC 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 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.