Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: April 5
Time: 5:00 Registration, 5:30 Program Begins, 6:45 Reception
Anderson Auditorium, Haas Building
2220 Piedmont Ave.
University of California -- Berkeley

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


Ron Kahn
Barclays Global

David Klein
Credit Derivatives Research LLC

Dr. Robert Mark
Black Diamond Risk

Jeff Uenishi


Nancy Wallace
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley


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.


Sponsored and Hosted by:
Haas School of Business at the University of California -- Berkeley