Graduates from this MSc programme will be well prepared to compete for quantitatively demanding positions in financial institutions. The degree should also prepare them for postgraduate research, either for purely academic ends or to further qualify them for work in financial institution.
Destinations of recent graduates include Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, China Jianyin Investment Securities, Deutsche Bank, the FSA, LGIM, Société Générale and wonga.com.
The MSc laid the foundation for my investment banking career, giving me a strong understanding of the relevant economic theory and mathematics. Together, this allows me to understand the various products/trades used in the market today.
Aravind; Quant Developer, BNP Paribas, London.
He has a first class undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Anna University, helped code Ninja Trader and has worked as a Java developer.
The quantitative finance that I learned are essential to my work at Changsheng Fund Management, helping me pick the right trading strategies, and conduct pre-trade analysis and post-trade consultations.
Kun Du has an undergraduate degree in Maths from Birmingham, and was a member of the Investment Society as a student. Changsheng is one of China's first and largest fund management houses.
The MSc helped me get a summer internship with BetOnMarkets in the middle of the credit crunch. I used my training to improve our volatility modeling, saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars; I’ve now been sent back to the UK to open up our London offices this autumn. Our teachers have been very supportive, both during the MSc and afterwards.
Jeremy is a structure for Legal & General Investment Management. His quant skills are underlaid with an undergraduate degree from the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse and an MSc in Economics from the University of Leicester.
This MSc helped me supervise various kinds of quantitative analytical projects and give fast, yet efficient and reliable recommendations to my team. I clearly see a great difference in my overall quantitative finance knowledge and feel much more confident than the previous year.
Sanjeewani works as an Associate VP in Quant Research for Amba Research. She has a first class degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from University of Moratuwa and develops quantitative and statistical models for European and US Hedge funds.
When Ernst & Young hired me, I used my math finance degree to be allocated to projects related to quantitative finance: I'm almost the only staff member with both mathematical and economic knowledge.
Hung has an undergraduate degree is from the Singapore Institute of Management; he placed top globally on a number of his University of London external exams.
Mathematical Finance gave me a headstart in understanding the underlying theories of the financial sector's workings. I am able to apply many of the techniques learned in my day-to-day work at the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Rachel has an undergraduate degree in Maths and Music, during which she also worked as a music teacher. She earned a distinction studying her MSc.
The MSc equipped me to work as a market risk analyst in a commodity broking firm. The coursework and projects were structured to meet the demands of the financial services industry; those running it are approachable and helpful, taking great efforts to constantly tune it to the industry’s changing needs - making the MSc more than an academic experience.
Arun is a risk analyst at Marex Spectron. He has a first class undergraduate degree from the College of Engineering at Guindy. He worked in programming and trade support for three years prior to the MSc, and the Bank of America afterwards.