Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: October 6, 2008
Time: 4:30 Registration, 5:00 Program Begins, 6:30 Reception
Location:
Arthur Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Ave

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

4:30 Registration
5:00 Program Begins
6:30 Reception

October 6, 2008

Arthur Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Ave
University of California -- Berkeley

Panelists:
Lisa Goldberg, MSCI Barra
Ralph Goldsticker, Mellon Capital Management
David Klein, CDR
Maurizio Ferconi, Barclays Global

Moderator:
Nancy E. Wallace, California Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics, chair of the Haas Real Estate Group, and co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

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:
Haas School of Business at the University of California -- Berkeley

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.