Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: September 19, 2008
Time: 3:30 Registration
4:00 PM Program Begins
5:30 PM Reception
Michigan League
Vandenberg Room
911 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

3:30 Registration
4:00 Program Begins
5:30 Reception

University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor
Michigan League
Vandenberg Room
911 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Marcos Leonardo Benvenuto, BCP Securities, LLC
Reza Kamaly, Necessity & Chance LLC
Gilbert A Rubley II, DTE Energy Risk Analytics
Larry L. Suarez, Comerica Bank


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 By:
The University of Michigan Financial Engineering Program

Read stories by professionals in the field in the new book How I Became a Quant, based on our popular panels. Follow the link above to purchase a copy. All royalties will go to the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation.