Every year, hundreds of ambitious professionals turn to the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) to master the essential quant finance and machine learning skills they need to meet the demands of the ever-evolving financial markets.
Following the graduation of our most recent cohort of delegates in October 2022, our new CQF Graduate Careers report aims to celebrate their success, highlighting where they work, what they do, and how the CQF has impacted their career.
“At the CQF, we firmly believe in equipping you with the tools you need to tackle new challenges and go further in your career. That’s why we constantly update our syllabus to ensure that our delegates are able to apply techniques that are actually being used in the industry and partner with them throughout their careers by providing ongoing career support and teaching via the Lifelong Learning library. This new report highlights the value of that career-long partnership”, said Dr. Randeep Gug, Managing Director of the CQF Institute.
Key statistics from the report include:
- Risk management is the most popular career path with 19% of graduates working in this field, followed by Technology (18%) and Quant Strategies and Research (16%)
- In October 2022, 27% had started a new role in the 10 months since enrolling on the CQF in January
- In October 2022, 19% had gained a more senior position in the 10 months since enrolling on the CQF in January
The report also includes career journeys from two of our January 2022 cohort award winners – Zacharie Guibert and Shaun Levitan – who share their experiences of the program and the skills it helped them develop.
As the CQF enters it’s 20th year, we look forward to seeing what all of our graduates go on to do and are excited to welcome the next ambitious quant professionals looking to gain the skills they need to reach the next level of their careers.
Download the full report here.
About the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)
The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is the world’s largest professional qualification in quant finance. Awarded by the CQF Institute and exclusively delivered by Fitch Learning, the program is delivered online, part-time over six months, with up to three years to complete all modules and the final project. The CQF focuses on teaching the essential quantitative finance and machine learning skills used by practitioners in today’s financial markets. The syllabus is updated quarterly in consultation with faculty and senior alumni to ensure that the skills taught on the program meet industry demand. CQF alumni are given permanent access to the CQF Lifelong Learning library to help them keep their skills competitive throughout their careers.
Find out more about the CQF
To find out how you could transform your career with the CQF program, please download the brochure or join the next online information session to hear more and ask questions to the CQF Program Director.