Pay Survey, Matlab in Computational Finance, Mathematica In London,Paris, Frankfurt & Zuerich, Daniel Duffy in London, and Attilio Meucci in NY and The Thalesians are doing FPGAs in NY

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2011)

Do you use (or misuse) maths in your finance job ?
We’re surveying pay levels for quants, algo traders, asset managers, risk people, strats, structurers etc. because it’s ironic that those who do numbers for banks have such poor quality numbers to work out how they are paid relative to others.


It is completely confidential because we use a 3rd party SurveyMonkey to collect results. It’s 3-5 minutes, yes really, we’ve tested it.

The reason *you* need to fill this form is that this is a field with lots of specialisations, and one factor can make a significant difference in your pay, so contributing your numbers means you get better information.

We will of course be publishing interesting results on Wilmott.com

Dates for Your Diary
MATLAB Computational Finance Virtual Conference – June 9th, 2011

Presentations from Deutsche (on HFT), Dexia (on Basel II, Credit Risk & back-testing), Banc Sabadell (on enterprise deployment of pricing & trading analytics), IMF (on economic forecasting), Bank of Canada (on Systemic Risk), Attilio Meucci (on PRAYER framework), Model IT (on Solvency II and insurance risk) and CamraData (on the threat of the Pythagorean cult)


Computational Finance with Mathematica -New technologies for accelerating quantitative analytics,
Monday 6th June London
Tuesday 7th June Paris
Wednesday 14 June Zurich
Wednesday 15 June Frankfurt
Efficient Valuation of Complex Derivatives on the GPU
Dr. Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH
In the pricing and risk analysis of structured financial instruments, numerical methods for valuation, as well as calibration of the model parameters, have to be implemented very carefully. The calibration often leads to optimization problems for which local algorithms do not converge. We present an efficient hybrid global/local algorithm and compare them to global optimization.

Daniel Duffy author of several major books on financial programming, is running the following workshops:

One-day Master Class: The Alternating Direction Explicit (ADE) Finite Difference Method. Fast, Unconditionally Stable, High-Order Schemes for Derivatives Pricing and Hedging (8 July, London)

Creating Trading and Quant Applications in C# and Excel (September 20, 21, 22 London)

Thalesian Seminar (NYC) Rakesh Joshi:FPGAs in HFT
6:30, Wednesday May 25
3rd Floor Playwright Tavern
202 W 49th St, NYC

Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp
by Attilio Meucci
August 15-20, 2011, Baruch College, New York City

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