Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students
Date: April 30, 2010
Time: 1:30 Registration, 2:00 Program Begins, 3:30 Reception with Recruiters

Fields Institute

222 College Street

Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1



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



Marco Avellaneda, PhD

Director of the Division of Mathematical Finance

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Raphael Douady, PhD

Research Director

Petter Kolm, PhD

Director of the Mathematics in Finance M.S. Program,

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Chuang Yi, PhD

Senior Manager of Methodology Group, Market & Trading Credit Risk,

RBC Capital Market



John Hull, PhD
Maple 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 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:
Fields Institute

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.


Registration has Closed.  Limited registration will be available at the event.