Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: 'How I Became a Quant': A Panel Geared for Students - Boston
Date: November 15, 2010
Time: 5:30pm Registration, 6:00 Program Begins, 7:30pm Reception

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
100 Main Street, Building E62, Room 276

Cambridge, MA 02142


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


Dan diBartolomeo

Northfield Information Services, Inc.

Prashant Sundararajan

State Street Global Advisors

Hugh Crowther

Crowther Investment LLC

Additional Panelists to be Announced


John Minahan

MIT Sloan School of Management


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.

Sponsored by:

Hosted by:

MIT Sloan School of Management


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.