Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: March 31
Time: 5:30 pm Registration. 6:00 pm Program Begins. 7:30 pm Reception.
Goldman Sachs
180 Maiden Lane
New York


'How I Became a Quant'
Financial Engineers Give Their Personal Views of a Career in Quantitative Finance

Ryan Gould, Director, Automated Derivatives Trading, Citigroup
Hester Serafini, Vice President, Credit Risk Management and Advisory Goldman Sachs
Andrew Sterge, CEO, AJ Sterge Investment Strategies
Anita Suchdeo, Associate Interest Rate Derivatives Trader, Morgan Stanley

James Schmitz, Merrill Lynch

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.