Friday, April 10, 2020

Attend the 'How I Became a Quant' virtual panel on Friday, May 1

Are you looking for a new way to bolster your preparedness to move into a field that uses your experience in the financial industry and/or your STEM skills? Register for the "How I Became a Quant" virtual panel and learn from instructors, alumni, and current students about the skills they use, what they do in their jobs, what it takes to move into these career paths, and why the work is so relevant to what you are ​now ​studying.​
Learn about becoming a quant!

If you are looking for a new way to bolster your preparedness to move into a field that uses your experience in the financial industry and/or your STEM skills, this panel is for you! Now more than ever in these uncertain times, the financial industry needs quants to model, analyze, and manage the current and emerging risks to the financial system.

How I Became a Quant Virtual Panel
Friday, May 1, 2020
5-6:30 p.m.
Register for the Zoom event

Students with backgrounds in a quantitative field such as mathematics, physics, statistics, actuarial science, economics, engineering, or computer science may be a great fit for the field of quantitative finance. You'll hear from Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) and Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF) alumni/quants about what they do in their daily jobs and how to prepare for jobs in quantitative finance through coursework and connections to the Twin Cities finance community.

Panel Participants
  • Chris Prouty (moderator): MFM alumnus/instructor; trading technology lead, Cargill
  • Gary Hatfield: MFM instructor/ Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM) faculty, actuary and financial quant
  • Pritam Dalal: MFM alumnus/instructor, head of quantitative research, Aware Asset Management
  • May Ji: MFM alumna, quantitative quality engineer, The Options Clearing Corporation: OCC
  • Joseph Ogega: FQF/MFM alumnus, associate quantitative analyst, Nextera Energy
  • Jialing Cai: MFM alumna, model validation analyst, US Bank 
  • Renchang Lu: current MFM student
The event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's MFM and the International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF) programs. The University's MFM and FQF programs prepare you to work in quantitative finance, which merges the disciplines of mathematics, statistics, economics, computer/data science and finance.

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Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM)
mcfam@umn.edu