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.

Meet the June 2021 First in Class Award Winner

April 2022

Kan Liu won the First in Class Award for the June 2021 cohort. He explains why he chose the CQF and shares his ambitions for the future.

Is Data Science a Good Career for You?

April 2022

Data science has emerged as a leading career path across many sectors, including quant finance. Find out more about how data science is used in quant finance, data science courses, and careers.

Congratulations to the June 2021 CQF Graduates

April 2022

Congratulations to the latest CQF graduates. This is the 38th cohort of students to complete the program and a fantastic achievement.

Q&A with a Quant: Ru Ding

February 2022

As an algorithm engineer at one of China’s largest fintech companies, Ru Ding uses big data and AI to understand financial users and assets. We spoke to Ru to learn about life as a quant in Beijing.

Meet the January 2021 CQF Institute Award Winner for Best Final Project

January 2022

Spencer Cavallo won the January 2021 CQF Institute Award for best final project. Find out more about his CQF experience.

Five key reasons to choose the CQF

December 2021

Explore five key reasons why the CQF is the largest professional quant qualification in the world and why thousands of professionals have chosen the program to learn essential quant skills.

Meet the January 2021 First in Class Award Winner

December 2021

Julio Sánchez won First in Class for the January 2021 CQF cohort. He explains why he chose the CQF and his ambitions for the future. 

FinTech and the Future of Quant Finance

November 2021

The story of FinTech in the financial markets reaches far back into market history, but the scope and pace of the evolution taking place today is exciting. Find out more in this article.

Congratulations to the January 2021 CQF Graduates

November 2021

The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is excited to introduce a new cohort of graduates.

Quant Squared: Quantum Computing in Quant Finance

September 2021

There has been a lot of talk about quantum computing, but what is it, how does it fit into quant finance, and what do experts say about it?

Benefits of doing a Quantitative Finance Course

September 2021

As global financial markets become more complex, discover how the the CQF could help you refresh your skills and progress your career.

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.

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.

Q&A with a Quant: Arijit Das

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 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.