The CQF Philosophy

Dr. Paul Wilmott

Founded by Dr. Paul Wilmott, the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is the largest professional qualification in quant finance, and is recognized by financial companies worldwide. Since its inception in 2003, the CQF has become the benchmark qualification for the financial services industry. Today, more than 9,000 alumni and current delegates working at the largest financial institutions in over 90 countries have chosen the CQF to further their career.


We believe that our unique founding philosophy is key to the success of our alumni and the CQF program.

Quantitative finance can be learned part-time over 6 months

The CQF instructs on the most practical elements and techniques of quant finance and is taught over six months.

Immediate impact on your career

Companies and individuals alike benefit from the CQF qualification as it helps them to upskill with the latest techniques used in the industry. This ensures that CQF alumni accelerate their career trajectories by achieving their professional goals.

Real-world financial engineering is best taught by industry experts. 

Our faculty is packed with leading practitioners from around the world who are available to help you one-on-one.

A practical program adapts to global market needs.

The CQF curriculum is updated on a quarterly basis to include current and essential market practices.

Today’s professionals need flexible, online learning.

The CQF offers you unparalleled flexibility by earning the qualification part time, online and you may take up to three years to complete your studies. 

Career-long learning is essential for career-long success.  

We support you throughout your career by giving you access to our ever-expanding Lifelong Learning library. It contains more than 900 hours of additional lectures, all at no extra cost.