News & Events

News & Events

Date Newsworthy 
Nov 2015

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

Nov 2015

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

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"

Jan 2015

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

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 


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


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


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


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


Date Name Location
Nov 7, 2015

Princeton Quant Trading Conference

Chicago, IL
Nov 9-10, 2015

Career Services: "Days on the Job" company visits in New York

New York, NY
Nov 10, 2015

MFE Alumni Networking at IAQF Dinner with Financial Engineer of the Year, Martin Leibowitz, Managing Director - Morgan Stanley

New York, NY
Nov 12, 2015

Career Workshop: Business Ethics 

UCLA Anderson
Nov 12-13, 2015 Career Services: "Days on the Job" company visits in San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Nov 13, 2015

Company Information Session: KPMG Economic & Valuation Services Group

UCLA Anderson
Nov 18, 2015

Company Field Trip: How to Work with Executive Search Firms

UCLA Anderson
Nov 23, 2015

Career Services: Mock Interviews 

UCLA Anderson

Date Name
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


- 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


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