World Business StrategiesServing the Global Financial Community since 2000

The 19th Quantitative Finance Conference

We are delighted to announce that in 2023 we are heading to the Vibrant, Historical, Mediterranean city of Valencia for the 19th running of main annual event!

The workshop day is complimentary for all conference attendees

Main Conference Topics:

  • Volatility, Pricing & Hedging
  • Latest Modelling Techniques
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • ESG
  • Quantum Computing
  • Alt Data & Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Risk & Regulations

QFC Sponsors:



I’ve very much enjoyed WBS events whenever I’ve attended them or presented my research at them. WBS events provide an excellent place to network with both financial market practitioners and academics. I’ve always learnt a lot from the presentations at WBS events.

Saeed Amen

Turnleaf Analytics / Cuemacro / Visiting Lecturer at QMUL

Saeed Amen: Turnleaf Analytics / Cuemacro / Visiting Lecturer at QMUL

Saeed has a decade of experience creating and successfully running systematic trading models at Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is the founder of Cuemacro, Cuemacro is a company focused on understanding macro markets from a quantitative perspective. He is the author of ‘Trading Thalesians – What the ancient world can teach us about trading today’ (Palgrave Macmillan), and graduated with a first class honours master’s degree from Imperial College in Mathematics& Computer Science.

I was one of the speakers at the conference but had an opportunity to attend other talks as well and enjoyed them thoroughly. The topics were well-chosen and relevant, the three tracks were well-organized and the speakers were extremely impressive. Great conference!

Achin Agarwal:

Director, Algo One AI and Head of Quant Research, First Global

Achin Agarwal: Director, Algo One AI and Head of Quant Research, First Global

With research interests ranging from varied investment styles to modern artificial intelligence methods, to statistically significant adaptive ensembles, he has built scalable quantitative models that invest across a wide range of asset classes and in multiple geographies and has successfully managed global funds over a decade.

He has been extensively involved in research in various fields of mathematics and artificial intelligence, including deep learning, natural language processing, genetic algorithms, distributed computing, and their applications in asset management.

He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India where he was featured in the Director’s Merit List and Bachelors in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India where he stood in the top percentile of the graduating class.

Thank you very much for organising this amazing conference – as I mentioned before, somehow you always manage to improve on the previous year!

Alexei Kondratyev:

Quantitative Research & Development Lead, ADIA

Alexei Kondratyev: Quantitative Research & Development Lead, ADIA

Alexei Kondratyev is Quantitative Research and Development Lead at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Prior to joining ADIA in July 2021, he held quantitative research and data analytics positions at Standard Chartered, Barclays Capital and Dresdner Bank. Alexei holds MSc in Theoretical Physics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev and PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Institute for Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was the recipient of 2019 Risk magazine Quant of the Year award.

“thank you it was really fun! and the presentations were fantastic!”

Vladimir Piterbarg:

MD, Head of Quantitative Analytics and Quantitative Development, NatWest Markets

Vladimir Piterbarg: MD, Head of Quantitative Analytics and Quantitative Development at NatWest Markets

“The WBS Quantitative Finance Conference is – as always – a great event to network and talk about recent developments like ML in quantitative finance. The organizers create an atmosphere which makes it easy to get in touch with the speakers and discuss about the talks. As usual a very informative and inspiring event! Please go on this way!”

Jörg Kienitz:

Quantitative Finance and Machine Learning, Acadiasoft

Jörg Kienitz: Quantitative Finance and Machine Learning (Acadiasoft), Partner (Quaternion), Adjunct Prof (UCT), Assistant Prof (BUW)

Jörg Kienitz is a partner at Quaternion, Acadia’s Quant Services division. He owns the website – an educational platform for Quantitative Finance and Machine Learning. Jörg consults on the development, implementation, and validation of quantitative models. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wuppertal and an Adjunct Associate Professor in AIFMRM at the University of Cape Town. He regularly addresses major conferences, including Quant Minds, RISK or the WBS Quant Conference. Jörg has authored four books, Monte Carlo Frameworks (with Daniel J. Duffy), Financial Modelling (with Daniel Wetterau), and Interest Rate Derivatives Explained I and II (with Peter Caspers). He also co-authored research articles that appeared in leading journals like Quantitative Finance, RISK or Mathematics in Industry.

“the best use of my time this year, with in particular the ML applied to XVA from A. Green!”

Assad Bouayoun:

XVA and Credit Derivative Quant, Daiwa Capital Markets

Assad Bouayoun: XVA and Credit Derivative Quant, Daiwa Capital Markets

Assad Bouayoun is a senior XVA Quantitative Analyst with more than 15 years’ experience in leading banks. He has designed industry standard hedging and pricing systems, first in equity derivative at Commerzbank, then in credit derivatives at Credit Agricole, in XVA at Lloyds in Model Validation at RBS in Model Development. Assad has an extensive experience in developing enterprise wide analytics to improve the financial management of derivative portfolios, in particular large scale hybrid Monte-Carlo and Exposure computation. Assad is currently building the prototype of a new XVA platform integrating cutting-edge technologies (GPU, Cloud computing) and numerical methods (AAD) to enable fast and accurate XVA and sensitivities computation. He holds a MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS business school and a Master in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Université de Technologie de Compiegne (France).

A vibrant conference, focusing on topics of high relevance in the Fixed Income quant community with high quality content. A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with great facilities. Thanks very much for organising this!

Manlio Trovato:

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research, Lloyds Banking Group

Manlio Trovato: Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research, Lloyds Banking Group

  • Discount Structure
  • Super early bird discount
    30% until 9th June 2023

  • Early bird discount
    25% until 21st July 2023

  • Early bird discount
    15% until 1st September 2023

  • Special Offer
    When two colleagues attend the 3rd goes free!

  • 70% Academic Discount
    (FULL-TIME Students Only)

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