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How I Became a Quant Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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

Wednesday, March 14th

6:15pm Registration, 6:30pm Program Begins, 8:00pm Reception


UCLA Anderson School of Management  
Entrepreneurs Building - Korn Hall 

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Steve Christie



Ellen Kilpatrick



Michelle Meacham 

Toyota Financial Services


Ryan O'Grady

ROW Asset Management




Hanno Lustig 

UCLA Anderson 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.


Hosted and Sponsored by:

 UCLA Anderson School of Management Financial Engineering Program 


Co-Sponsored by:

Claremont Graduate University Financial Engineering Program 

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.



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