Insights into quant finance and careers from the CQF

Welcome to the quant finance blog from the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF). Explore the below articles to find out more about quantitative finance and careers.

Charting the Course from Quant Finance to Data Science via the CQF

August 2021

CQF alumnus, Mehdï Bourai, explains how the CQF helped him master the data science skills he needed to become an ESG Financial Engineer.

Finding My Way in Quant Finance from Brazil through London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen

July 2021

CQF Alumna, Leticia Mortoza, explains why she chose to earn the CQF an online alternative to a Master's in Financial Engineering.

Q&A with a Quant: David Feng Xue

July 2021

Almost 15 years ago, David Feng Xue took the plunge and transitioned into financial derivatives, quantitative modelling, and trading. We spoke to David to find out about his life as a quant in Singapore.

Self-Motivation, Community, Programming, and the CQF

June 2021

CQF alumnus, Yibo Zhang, is studying full-time. He explains why he wanted to earn the CQF as well and the skills he needed to do so.

Intellectual Curiosity: One of the Keys to Success for the CQF and Beyond

June 2021

CQF alumnus, Jean-Paul Jaegers, explains the role intellectual curiosity has played in his career as a quant and how this led him to the CQF.

Gaining the CQF Alongside a PhD

June 2021

CQF alumna, Anqi Fu, is a PhD student. She shares her experience of earning the CQF alongside her full-time studies.

My Journey to Valuation via the CQF 

June 2021

CQF alumnus, Mudit Gupta, discusses his career journey to becoming a Senior Associate in Valuation, the changes in direction along the way, and the impact of the CQF.

Q&A with a Quant

May 2021

With a varied career as a quant, Arijit Das moved two years ago to the sell side to oversee model validation & model risk (MRM) at a leading US bank. We spoke to Arijit to find out about his life as a quant in Mumbai. 

The Evolution of Machine Learning for Quantitative Finance

May 2021

The use of advanced tech in finance is as old as the markets themselves, but over recent years, interest in machine learning has grown.

Finding a Eureka Moment: Physics, Freelancing, and Quant Finance  

May 2021

CQF Alumnus, Satinder Jandu, explains how a chance conversation with a peer led to him earning the CQF and how this enhanced his career.

From Accounting to Risk Management

April 2021

CQF Alumnus, Mukund Javeri, discusses his quant finance career journey, from his initial accounting degree to his senior risk management role at an investment bank.

The Importance of Machine Learning for Risk Management

April 2021

Explore how Machine Learning is used for Risk Management and discover more about how it works.

Congratulations to the June 2020 CQF Graduates

April 2021

The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is proud to introduce the largest cohort of CQF graduates to date.