Having studied engineering prior to working in finance, I have always been fascinated by how things work. If you understand how something works then you can use it with confidence and improve upon it. The CQF has helped me 'look inside' the world of financial markets, derivatives and risk management systems to gain an insight which would not be possible through practice alone. The course has given me the tools to price financial instruments and systematically manage market and credit risk with confidence.
Before enrolling on the CQF program I examined a variety of comparable qualifications. The promise of high caliber lecturers along with a substantial practical component left me in little doubt. I particularly appreciated the candid comments from many of the industry-based lecturers regarding the dangers of using particular models without a full appreciation of their underlying assumptions.
It will not only sharpen your mathematical and analytical skills but completely revolutionise the way you view the field of finance.
Throughout the course I have had the great fortune to get to know many of my classmates who work across a variety of financial and technical professions. This, combined with the CQF's Life Long Learning program, will ensure that I am able to embrace this exciting industry throughout my career.
The CQF is a challenging course. However, it is in every way worth the time and effort. It will not only sharpen your mathematical and analytical skills but completely revolutionise the way you view the field of finance.