News & Events

News & Events

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Dec 2015

Michael A. Mendelson of AQR Capital Management Delivers UCLA Anderson MFE Commencement Address

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Nov 2015

MFE Professor Eduardo Schwartz selected as the 2015 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year

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Nov 2015

Article co-authored by Noah Beck (MFE'11) titled "Reeling In Small-Cap Alpha"

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Sep 2015

Article co-authored by Donald He (MFE'13) published in The Journal of Investing Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2015  titled "Option-Writing Strategies in a Low-Volatility Framework"

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Jan 2015

Article co-authored by Chitpuneet Mann (MFE'12) published in Pensions & Investments titled "Capital asset pricing mistakes"

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Jan 2015

Tzee-Man Chow (MFE'09) and his co-authors won a Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy "Outstanding Article" award for "A Study of Low-Volatility Portfolio Construction Methods", published in the Journal of Portfolio Management 

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2014

Fei He (MFE'10) and his co-authors won a FAJ Graham and Dodd Award for "Asset Allocation: Risk Models for Alternative Investments", published in the Financial Analysts Journal

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2013

Omid Shakernia (MFE'09) and his co-author, Prof. Jason Hsu, were named winners of ETF/Indexing Paper of the Year for "A Framework for Examining Asset Allocation Alpha," published in the Journal of Index Investing

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2013

Article co-authored by Ali Shirazi (MFE'11) presented at the Quant Congress USA  titled "Modeling Intra and Inter Correlations in Credit Default Losses"

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2011

Tzee-Man Chow (MFE'09) and his co-authors won a FAJ Graham and Dodd "Readers' Choice Awards" for "A Survey of Alternative Equity Index Strategies", published in the Financial Analysts Journal

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Mar 2016

- MFE Career Orientation Trip to Chicago
- MFE "Wall Street" Career Orientation Trip to New York
- MFE Career Orientation Trip to San Francisco

Feb 2016

- Financial Institutions Seminar: Dr. Alan Nadel, Portfolio Risk Analyst, Western Asset Management
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Raj Sharan, Director of Quantitative Analytics & Risk, Savos   Investments
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Rishi Narang, CEO, T2AM
- IAQF Financial Engineer of the Year Award presented to Professor Eduardo Schwartz,   Distinguished Professor of Finance 
- Guest Speaker: Raymond Kahn, Managing Director, Barclays Capital Inc.

Jan 2016

- Company Info Sessions: Discover Financial and Morgan Stanley
- UCLA Quant Industry Open House (Career Fair)
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Dr. Paul Dreyer, Jane Street/RAND Corporation
- Finance Seminar Series: Ryan Lewis (LBS), Asaf Bernstein (MIT)
- SAS/R Workshop
- Career Workshops: LinkedIn, Cover Letters & Resumes

Dec 2015

- MFE Class of 2015 Graduation
- Guest Speaker: Michael Mendelson, Principal, AQR
- MATLAB Workshop
- Presentation: Dr. Peter Carr, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
- MFE Alumni Networking at IAQF Dinner in New York and Anderson Evenings
- Career Workshops: Mock Interviews, Business Ethics, How to Work with Exec Search Firms

Nov 2015

- Princeton Quant Trading Conference
- Company Information Session: KPMG Economic & Valuation Services Group
- Career Services: "Days on the Job" company visits in New York and San Francisco with MBAs
- Presentation: Dr. Peter Carr, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
- MFE Alumni Networking at IAQF Dinner in New York and Anderson Evenings
- Career Workshops: Mock Interviews, Business Ethics, How to Work with Exec Search Firms

Oct 2015

- National Financial Mathematics Career Fair, New York, NY
- Company Information Session: Morgan Stanley
- Orientation Week for MFE Class of 2016
- Presentation: Dr. Peter Carr, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Pete Hecht, Managing Director - Evanston Capital
- John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner
- Finance Seminar Series: Lars Lochstoer (Columbia GSB)
- Career Workshop: Compensation and Benefits

Sept 2015

- Quant Prep Session Part II
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Andrew Berkin, Director of Research, Bridgeway Capital Group
- Finance Brown Bag: Professor Francis Longstaff

Aug 2015

- Career Services Workshop: The Full Time Job Search (Returning Students)
- Career Services Workshop: Kick Starting your Financial Engineering Career (Admitted Students)

June 2015

- Finance Brown Bag: Professor Daniel Andrei
- Career Services: Summer Internships
- MFE End of Quarter Networking Event

May 2015

- Financial Institutions Seminar: Rob Weiler, Overview of Finance Industry
- Big Data Analytics: Kirk Dunn, COO Cloudera- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- Financial Institution Seminar: Adam Coppersmith, TCW
- Evolutionary Foundations of Economic Behavior, Bounded Rationality, and Intelligence
- S&P Quant Presentation- Bill Morokoff
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Sean Xi, Director and Head of Quantitative Research, Rosenblatt Securities
- Inaugural National Conference: Women in Financial Mathematics
- Finance Brown Bag: Professor Ivo Welch

Apr 2015

- San Francisco Orientation Trip
- Financial Institution Seminar: Judy Posnikoff, PAAMCO
- Career Services: Internship Search
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Alan Nadel,Western Asset Management
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Tzee-Man Chow, Research Affiliates

Mar 2015

- Financial Institution Seminar: Mebane Faber, CIO Cambria Investment Management
- Presentation: Bruno Dupire, Head of Quantitative Research for Bloomberg
- MFE Networking Event
- Spring Break: NYC Orientation Trip

Feb 2015

- MFE Career Services Workshop: Mastering the Phone Interview
- Financial Insitutions Seminar: Karyn Williams, Head of Insurance Investments, Farmers Insurance Group
- SAS/R Workshop
- Financial Institutions Seminar: Harris Antoniades, Managing Director, SRR
- Career Services Workshop: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
- How I Became a Quant Panel Discussion

Jan 2015

- Career Workshop: Mock Interview Panel & Networking Reception with MFE Alumni
- Company Info Session: Discover Financial Services
- UCLA Anderson Quant Industry Open House (Career Fair)
- Chicago Quantitiative Alliance Presentation
- UCLA Career Fair: STEM Masters Networking Night
- Career Services Workshop: Cover Letters

2014

- Ronald Kahn, Global Head of Scientific Equity Research, BlackRock
- Chris Strickland, CEO, Lacima Energy Analytics
- Terrence A. Duffy, Executive Chairman & President, CME Group
- Thomas Seale, CEO, European Fund Administration
- Dr. Sean X. Li, Director and Head, Rosenblatt
- Terry Benzschawel, Managing Director, Citi Institutional Client Group

2013

- Ananth Madhavan, Managing Director, BlackRock
- Ravi Mattu, Managing Director and Global Head of Analytics, PIMCO