How I Became A Quant

About The Series
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About the Series

How I Became a QuantThe 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 hosted by the IAFE in about ten cities throughout the year 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  share their own experiences and engage in a moderated discussion with plenty of time to answer student questions. A reception for students and panelists are held after the events. Click here to find out about an ipcming event near you.

You can also view full length videos of previous Quant Panels by joining the IAFE.

The Book

The book "How I Became A Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite", based on the popular IAFE panels, was released in July, 2008. All royalties go to the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation.

Click here to learn more about the book and purchase in hardback, paperback or for your kindle.

Read Emanuel Derman's review in the Wall Street Journal of the book "How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite" here.

This book is also available for purchase in traditional Chinese by clicking here.