Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: How I Became A Quant: An Evening Panel Discussion for Students
Date: September 28
Time: 6 PM
Anderson Auditorium, Haas Building
2220 Piedmont Ave.
University of California, Berkeley


How I Became A Quant: A Free Panel Discussion for Students Interested in a Career in Quantitative Finance.

Hosted by the Haas Masters in Financial Engineering

Alessia Falsarone, Citigroup Investment Research
Stephen Kealhofer, Diversified Credit Investments
Bob Mark, Black Diamond Risk
Matthew O'Hara, Barclays Global Investors

Moderated by:
Domingo Tavella, Advisor, Hypovereinsbank Global Derivatives

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.

The evening will begin at 5:30 for registration, with the panel at 6:00 and a reception to follow at 7:30.