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Fitch Learning

The CQF, delivered by Fitch Learning, is part of Fitch Group, a leading provider of global financial information services. Since its inception in 2000, Fitch Learning has become a trusted training provider to financial institutions around the globe. At its training centers in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai and via its cutting edge virtual learning portals, Fitch Learning is proud to work with over 20,000 delegates each year. Its leading edge of training solutions includes preparation for regulatory licenses and professional qualifications, introductory training for financial instruments or graduate programs, as well as uniquely tailored benchmark certificates. The CQF is one of Fitch Learning’s flagship courses.

Wilmott

Wilmott is the leading resource for the Quantitative Finance community with active users comprised of both practitioners in financial services and academics involved in research and teaching. It is led by Dr Paul Wilmott, founder and course director of the CQF.  Wilmott.com offers a unique service; presenting the very latest thinking in derivatives, risk modeling and quantitative techniques, while bringing together both academics and practitioners to further develop these ideas, share information, and critique theory through practice. Wilmott.com is packed with information regarding all things quant finance, including a public forum and Paul Wilmott’s very own blog.

The Wilmott Scholarship gives successful applicants a 25% reduction in their course fees.

The CFA Institute

The CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence. Its ultimate goal is to serve the greater good by creating an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow.
The CFA has a commitment to continuing education (CE) and as such, CQF coursework is eligible for 40 CE credits(equivalent to two years recommended minimum) and will be automatically recorded in CFA Institute members’ CE Diaries.

GARP

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit global membership organization dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations to make better-informed risk decisions. Membership represents more than 150,000 professionals from banks, investment management firms, government agencies and academic institutions. GARP administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) exams; certifications recognized by risk professionals worldwide. CQF is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of continuing professional education credits. GARP has determined that this each completed module of the CQF qualifies for 7 credit hours or 42 credit hours for completing the entire program.  If you are a GARP CPE participant, please record this activity in your Credit Tracker at www.garp.org/cpe.

Wolfram

Wolfram is one of the world's most respected software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computational science and the computational paradigm, it has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world. Wolfram are working in partnership with the CQF Program to provide CQF delegates and alumni with free access to Mathematica, which is renowned as the world’s ultimate application for computations. A wide range of companies within engineering, science biotechnology, statistics and business analysis rely on Mathematica to maintain their competitive edge in a sector which is consistently changing and the CQF is proud to offer this software to its delegates and alumni.

NAG

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) delivers trusted, high quality numerical computing software and high performance computing (HPC) services and prides itself on decades of research and developments which form the foundation of its powerful, flexible and accurate software. The software is relied upon by tens of thousands of users, companies, and learning institutions as well as numerous independent software vendors. NAG regularly works in conjunction with the CQF Program to deliver topical and informative events and masterclasses.

Wiley

Wiley is a leading global publisher of scientific and technical information; offering access to journals, books, major reference works, databases and laboratory manuals both in print and electronically. It publishes books authored by various CQF faculty members, including the founder Dr. Paul Wilmott and Dr. Espen Gaarder Haug and works in conjunction with the program to ensure the delivery of quality learning and teaching resources. As well as this, Wiley offers an integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources to encourage an interactive approach to learning.

Emerald Group

Emerald Group specialises in providing a high-quality search and select process to the financial services, specialising in Actuarial, Investment, Risk, Tax, Pensions and wider Insurance markets. It is consistently driving towards building on its reputation as a leading supplier to an ever-growing portfolio of clients. Emerald Group offers up-to date financial education and knowledge through their Education Academy.

CQA

The primary goal of the the Chicago Quantitative Alliance is to facilitate the interchange of ideas between leading quantitative professionals. The discussion is focused on practitioner issues and involves active participation by all members. CQA and CQAsia sponsor member conferences throughout the year in Chicago, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Boston and New York that cover a wide range of topics of interest to quantitative investment professionals. CQA is a non-profit professional association whose members are involved in a wide array of disciplines within the quantitative investment management field.

California Hedge Fund Association

The California Hedge Fund Association (“CHFA”) is a non-profit, member based organization founded to foster the growth and development of the hedge fund community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources and educational programs.  Since inception in 2010, CHFA has grown in membership to include over 400 professionals from across the hedge fund industry. The CHFA membership is comprised of hedge funds, fund of funds and other asset managers, as well as prime brokers, auditors, administrators, attorneys, and other service providers.  Through Membership the CHFA, offers members and the California hedge fund community networking and educational events that feature topical and relevant discussions, from regulation to best practices.  In addition, the CHFA seeks to become a single and unified voice for the California hedge fund community through our advocacy efforts and to act as a comprehensive resource of industry news, events, and trends.  With numerous educational and public policy activities planned in the near future, we are looking forward to continued success and service to the hedge fund community in California.  Visit the California Hedge Fund Association online at www.calhedgefund.org.

OptiRisk

OptiRisk Systems is a UK based company with a global reach, set up to meet the rapidly expanding market of Optimisation and risk modelling applications. OptiRisk  specialise in developing Optimisation as well as Risk analysis software and providing Optimisation and Risk modelling solutions to planning, scheduling, and resource allocation problems. Through its partnership with Brunel University  it exploits the research results of  CARISMA: The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications. Optirisk Systems provides a comprehensive service covering Risk and Optimisation models, algorithms, software components and embedded DSS solutions.