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WQF Testimonials

A remarkable scientific event, unusually dedicated to Women in Quantitative Finance , that was very well attended by all genders but had most talks beautifully delivered by women.

Helyette Geman:

Ralph O’Connors Sustainable Energy Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Helyette Geman: PhD, PhD: Ralph O’Connors Sustainable Energy Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Visiting Professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Director, Commodity Finance Centre, Birkbeck-University of London

Ralph O’Connors Sustainable Energy Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Hélyette Geman is a Graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure in Mathematics and holds PhDs in Probability and Finance and a Masters’ degree in Theoretical Physics.

She has published more than 100 papers in Quantitative Finance; her book ‘Commodities and Commodity Derivatives’ is the reference in the field.

Hélyette Geman has taught in a number of prestigious Institutions worldwide and consulted for trading entities such as Louis Dreyfus, EDF Trading or Total Gas & Power.

Named ‘Financial Engineer of the Year 2022’ by the International Association for Quantitative Finance.

The WQF conference was organised very well, it was good to meet people working on emerging technologies and share similar ideas.

Priti Sinha:

Head of SAF Analytics, NatWest Markets

Priti Sinha: Head of SAF Analytics, NatWest Markets

Dr Priti Sinha is a PhD in Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. She has over 12 years’ experience as a Fixed Income and Hybrids Quant at NatWest Markets. Over the years, she has developed several models for these divisions and she now heads the SAF Analytics team at NWM. Priti is responsible for core analytics, the curves and algorithms used in pricing, hedging and risk management across all asset classes in NWM.

Automation is her big focus; she and her team are engaged in a range of automation initiatives across the Bank. She is making Quant skills available beyond the traditional trading floor, to other non-trading sections of the bank.

Outside her work Priti enjoys spending time with her 6 year old twins and brainstorming with her husband, who is a founder of an IOT & Tech start-up.

It was great to finally see an event which not only highlighted the hurdles for women in quant finance but also invited thought provoking discussion and philosophies from some of the leaders in the industry.

Natalie Basiratpour:

Director, Octavius Finance

Natalie Basiratpour: Director, Octavius Finance

Head of Model Validation, Tier 1 Investment Bank

Just want to say, it was a great event. Thanks very much for organising it. Please let me know if there are other upcoming events like this!

Senior Quant, Tier 1 Investment Bank

Thank you! I’m also really glad I attended this event.

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