Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: October 4
Time: 5:30 Registration, 6:00 Program Begins, 7:30 Reception
Location:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
45 Carleton St., Room E25-111

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:
Fredrik Akesson, Credit-Suisse
Dan diBartolomeo, President, Northfield Information Services, Inc.
Shane Haas, Alphasimplex
Prashant Sundararajan, Quantitative Analyst, Putnam Investments

Moderator:
Andy Lo, Harris and Harris Group Professor of Finance, MIT

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.

Hosted by:
MIT

Sponsored By:
Northfield Information Services, Inc