Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


To become a member of the IAQF, please register online here. 

If you would prefer to join the IAQF by submitting an application via mail, please download and complete the IAQF Membership Application.

All Members Enjoy

Exclusive members-only content

Free committee membership. One of the most exciting aspects of our organization, the IAQF Committees are area-specific initiatives to discuss policy issues in depth. Our committees focus on: Investor Risk, Operational Risk, Technology, and Education. Committee membership is a fantastic way to get ahead of the curve in the field and take part in best practice discussions.

Free attendance to IAQF Evening Forums. The IAQF hosts a spring and fall series of forums on timely and relevant topics in the field of quantitative finance and the policy issues that are just around the corner. Our events are designed to provide a high-level of frank discussion and an opportunity to network with other individuals involved in the field. For the few forums for which we do charge, IAQF Members receive a discounted ticket price. IAQF Members also receive preferential seating at popular events for which there is a limited capacity.

Substantial discounts to over nine Institutional Investor Journals. This includes a 50% discount on the IAFE's official publication: The Journal of Derivatives. In addition, members can receive 30% off the regular price of the following publications: Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Investing, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Wealth Management, Journal of Private Equity, Journal of Structured Finance, and the Journal of Compliance as well as 25% off the Journal of Index Investing and the Journal of Portfolio Management.

Discounts to IAQF Endorsed Conferences. As part of our educational mission, we endorse conferences that we believe are of value to our membership. Conference fees can be exorbitant and the 20% discount that our members usually receive often saves them a dollar amount exceeding the price of their IAQF membership.

Invitations to our Annual Conference and the Financial Engineer of the Year Award Dinner. Each of these high profile events offer a unique opportunity to meet the individuals making significant contributions to the field.

Membership Rates and Levels

IAQF Membership

Practitioners $200 

The Practitioner membership is the standard all inclusive level of membership designated for professionals in the field.

Young Practitioners $100

Young Practitioners membership is limited to professionals beginning in the field who are under the age of 30.

Academics $100

The Academic membership level is limited to full-time employees of universities and colleges.  Please note the name of home institution in the company field.

Students $25

Student membership is restricted to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. If you are signing up for student membership, please provide your university email address and enter your school in the company field.

The IAQF is an individual based professional society; we do not offer corporate membership. However, we warmly welcome corporate sponsorship. Please click here to view our list of sponsors.