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Add to Calendar 4/18/2013 10:00 am 4/18/2013 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "Physics and Finance: Risk, Reward, and Reality" DESCRIPTION:

Abstract: While it's debatable whether the recent economic crisis was caused in part by "quants running amok", there is no argument that many participants in the ongoing resuscitation and fortification of the global financial system require a quantitative background. Physicists have permeated many strata of the financial world, however, the delineation among their various roles is often poorly understood. Dispensing with the omnipresent and depreciative "quant" label, we will survey the types of positions often held by physicists in the banking and traded markets sectors with a focus on the field of financial risk management drawn from the speaker's professional experiences. A review of the critical skills gained through physics education and training will be complemented by recommendations for soft skills and additional self-education.

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Dr. Dom Ricci, Market Risk Manager, HSBC

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "Physics and Finance: Risk, Reward, and Reality"

Speaker Dr. Dom Ricci, Market Risk Manager, HSBC
Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Erin Kirby
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Abstract: While it's debatable whether the recent economic crisis was caused in part by "quants running amok", there is no argument that many participants in the ongoing resuscitation and fortification of the global financial system require a quantitative background. Physicists have permeated many strata of the financial world, however, the delineation among their various roles is often poorly understood. Dispensing with the omnipresent and depreciative "quant" label, we will survey the types of positions often held by physicists in the banking and traded markets sectors with a focus on the field of financial risk management drawn from the speaker's professional experiences. A review of the critical skills gained through physics education and training will be complemented by recommendations for soft skills and additional self-education.

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