Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: October 17
Time: 5:30 Registration, 6:00 Program Begins, 7:30 Reception
Location:
Fields Institute
University of Toronto
222 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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:
Barry Schachter, Moore Capital Research
Jonathan Schachter, Numerix
Michael Zerbs, Algorithmics

Moderator:
John Hull, Maple Financial Group Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management, University of Toronto and IAFE Senior Fellow

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:
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto

Sponsored By:
Numerix