Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: September 28, 2007
Time: 3:30 Registration, 4:00 PM Program Begins, 5:30 PM Reception
University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor
Robert E. Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Avenue
Johnson Rooms A-C

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

A Special Reception with Recruiters will follow the Panel Discussion


Pete Benson

Erik Lundberg
University of Michigan Endowment

Larry L. Suarez
Comerica Bank

Dajun Tuo
Morgan Stanley


Nejat Seyhun
University of Michigan


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 and Sponsored By:
The University of Michigan Financial Engineering Program

Program Details:
This is a free event and will be held at the University of Michigan.