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.

June 2024

Interest rate derivatives are typically used to hedge against or capitalize on interest rate fluctuations. Explore types of derivatives and more. 

June 2024

What is liquidity management? Why is it important and how should you manage liquidity risk? Explore answers to these questions and more.

June 2024

ALM is a strategic financial practice employed to balance a company's assets and liabilities to mitigate risk and optimize profitability.

May 2024

This elective will equip professionals with the knowledge needed to harness the power of AI in their data analysis and decision-making.

May 2024

What is hedging and what are options? What types of assets can you hedge with options and how? Get answers to these questions and more.

May 2024

Embark on your quant finance career journey with our comprehensive 2024 CQF Careers Guide to Quantitative Finance.

March 2024

How can we quantitatively incorporate ESG into financial analysis and decision-making? Our new elective dives into this question.

March 2024

What are equity derivatives and what might a career in equity derivatives look like? Explore this article to find out.

February 2024

What is an asset swap and what is their purpose? Discover answers to these questions, learn how to do the asset swap spread calculation, and find out how you could learn more on the CQF.

January 2024

CQF alumnus, Filipe Mourão, is a Quantitative Analyst at Viridios AI. We caught up with Filipe to find out more about his typical working day.

December 2023

Patrick Boehler won the First in Class Award for the January 2023 CQF cohort. He shares his career journey to date.

November 2023

CQF alumnus, Michele, is a Risk Trading Quant at ING in Amsterdam. We caught up with Michele to find out more about his typical working day.

October 2023

Wilmott magazine has joined us to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the program by dedicating their November 2023 issue to the CQF. 

October 2023

We are delighted to introduce our new, January 2023 CQF program Graduates. 

October 2023

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CQF, we interviewed our alumni to discover how they are shaping the industry today. 

July 2023

Find out more about what quantitative trading involves, what a quantitative trader does, and how you can gain the skills to start a successful career in this field.

June 2023

What is quantitative investing? How does it work? What are the skills does it require? Discover answers to these questions and more.

June 2023

Paul Ng won the Wilmott Award for the June 2022 CQF cohort. He explains why he chose the CQF and shares his career journey to date.

May 2023

From definitions of algo trading to volatility arbitrage, this article answers the top 50 most searched questions in quantitative finance.

May 2023

Josef Jauk won the First in Class Award for the June 2022 CQF cohort. He explains why he chose the CQF and shares his career journey to date.

April 2023

Bilardo De La Victoria is a Market and Liquidity Risk Manager in Panama. We caught up with him to find out more about a typical working day.

April 2023

Discover how the financial industry is structured and where quants fit within the field of finance in our latest article.

April 2023

Vitor Angrisani is a Quantitative Equity Trader in Toronto. We spoke with him to find out more about a typical working day.

March 2023

The CQF is excited to introduce a new cohort of graduates. This is the 40th cohort of graduates to complete the program.

March 2023

CQF alumnus, Victor Acevedo, is a Lead Data Scientist Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP). We caught up with Victor to find out more about a typical working day in his current role.

March 2023

Since 2003, the CQF has been chosen by over 8,000 alumni and current delegates to gain cutting-edge quant finance and machine learning skills. As we celebrate 20 years, we look back at some key milestones.

March 2023

CQF alumnus, Jose Pedro Melo, is a Senior ALM Trader for Itaú in Santiago, Chile. We caught up with Jose to find out more about a typical working day in his current role.

February 2023

CQF alumnus, Philip Breen, is a Lead Software Engineer  in the Front Office Investment Group at T Rowe Price. We caught up with Philip to find out more about a typical working day in his current role.

January 2023

We spoke to CQF delegate, Karoline Hartzell, about her typical working day as a Quant Advisor for Pexapark.

December 2022

Zacharie Guibert won the CQF Institute Award for the January 2022 CQF cohort. He shares his career journey to date.

November 2022

Shaun won the First in Class Award for the January 2022 CQF cohort. He explains why he chose the CQF and shares his career journey.

November 2022

Discover what Risk Managers do, where they work, the skills they need, the best Risk Management training programs available, and how you can find out more.

October 2022

The CQF is excited to introduce a new cohort of graduates. This is the 39th cohort of graduates to complete the program.

September 2022

CQF alumnus, Alok Jadhav, is a Quantitative Developer at y-intercept in Hong Kong. We caught up with Alok to find out more about a typical working day in his current role.

September 2022

Financial engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of the investment industry that makes use of a range of tools to conduct quantitative analysis on the financial markets. Find out more about how to start a career in this field.

August 2022

What is Machine Learning? Find out and explore some of the key types of Machine Learning and how they are applied in quantitative finance. 

August 2022

Quantitative finance arose in the mid to late 20th century as the financial markets evolved, however, key models and theories appeared even earlier. Explore an outline of the key quant finance milestones.

August 2022

CQF alumnus, Michael Althof gave a recent talk on ‘A Day in the Life of a Portfolio Manager’ – discover what he had to say about this career.

May 2022

Discover what quantitative analysts do, where they work, the skills they need, the best quantitative analyst training programs available, and how you can find out more.

May 2022

Discover what quantitative developers do, where they work, the skills they need, the best quantitative developer training programs available, and how you can find out more.

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.

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.

April 2022

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

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.

January 2022

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

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.

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. 

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.

November 2021

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

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?

September 2021

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

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.

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.

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. 

April 2021

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

April 2021

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