Introduction to Computational Finance: meeting with professionals

Date: Tuesday, May 30th 2017 - 12h00-14h00

Place: Battelle building A - Room 316-318 (2nd floor)

Contact and information: Alexandre.Dupuis(at)unige.ch (no registration, but please inform)

Abstract:

Within the course "Introduction to computational finance" we are pleased to welcome two established actors from the financial place of Geneva. Each of them will spend an hour telling us about their rich experiences and introduce us with the obstacles and challenges they face on their day-to-day job. The idea of that special course is to give the lectures a different perspective to the students but is also very much open to anyone else interested to get to know these finance professionals.

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Stéphane Marconi is currently director of HQ Solutions Sàrl in charge of fund distribution. Previously, he spent three years at Unigestion SA as Senior Quantitative Analyst in the Hedge fund selection team. Prior to that he was five years at UBS AG and one year at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. Stéphane earned his PhD at CUI, Geneva University, in 2003 in the field of complex systems modelling.

 

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Cyril Cartier started his career as a researcher in cosmology, lecturing in various European universities. In 2006 he joined Natixis Investment Bank in Paris as a front office quantitative analyst to implement quantitative tools for the pricing and hedging of exotic and hybrid derivatives. He also took an active part in modelling and structuring customized financial solutions. Early 2012, Cyril Cartier returned to Switzerland and joined Fundo, developing the company’s quantitative risk-management library. He is also actively involved in developing new quantitative investment strategies.

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