Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: March 10
Time: 3:00 PM Registration; 3:30 PM Program Begins; 5:00 PM Reception
University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor
1210 Chemistry Building
930 North 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:

Pete Benson, RiskMetrics Group
Ali Ozbeki, General Motors
Punit Rawal, DTE Energy

Moderated By:

Professor Seyhun,
The Jerome B. & Eilene M. York Professor of Business Administration Professor of Finance
University of Michigan

Sponsored By
IJC Partners

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 and will be held at the University of Michigan.