Friday, February 19, 2021

Register for the 'How I Became a Quant' virtual panel on Thursday, Feb. 25

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. Register for the "How I Became a Quant" virtual panel on Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Central Time. Hear from alumni of the University of Minnesota's Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) and Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF) Post Baccalaureate Certificate.
Learn about becoming a quant!

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. Register for the "How I Became a Quant" virtual panel. Hear from alumni of the University of Minnesota's Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) and Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF) Post Baccalaureate Certificate.

How I Became a Quant Virtual Panel
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
5:30-7 p.m. Central Time
Register for the Zoom event

Panelists will talk about their wide-ranging career paths, challenges in their fields, and the far-reaching impact quants have on the worldwide economic system. Topics may include machine learning and artificial intelligence in banking, visualizing the pandemic from a quant's point of view, understanding how the changing regulatory landscape impacts a hedging book, and the future of technology in trading.

Panel Participants
  • Chris Prouty (moderator): MFM alumnus/instructor; trading technology lead, Cargill
  • Holly Ainslie - Vice President, Capital Markets Solutions, Ameriprise Financial (MFM, '12)
  • Karan Jindal - Quant Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Wells Fargo (MFM, '16)
  • Perry Li - Senior Investment Strategist, Parametric (MFM, '12)
  • Keenan Gao - Model Validation, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (MFM, '17)
  • Samantha Hong - Risk Developer, Allston Trading (MFM, '13)
Learn more about the event on the How I Became a Quant webpage.

The event is presented by the Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM) in conjunction with 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