Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

International Association of Financial Engineers changes its name to the International Association for Quantitative Finance

Friday, October 11, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Founded in 1992, the IAFE has been a leader in educating the field of finance in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Finance. As the field has developed over the years with more professionals and students then ever using these methods in their daily work the organization's reach has expanded. It is with that in mind that we are pleased to announce our new name to further align with the breadth of Quantitative Finance.

Richard Lindsey, Board Chairman, commented "The renaming of the organization to the IAQF reflects the growth and development of the quantitative finance community. Quantitative Finance now permeates every aspect of our financial markets - from trading to infrastructure to pricing to governance to regulation. This change recognizes that quantitative techniques, thinking, and analysis now reach far beyond the traditional derivatives applications. The Board looks forward to broadening our scope and offering our membership even more choices."

In addition to the IAQF, the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation will continue to run under its current name. Named in honor of an original Senior Fellow of the organization and a father of Quantitative Finance, the foundation is the home for our student programs. These include the popular "How I Became A Quant" series, along with an annual Career Fair, and a Committee of Academics and Program Directors in the Field.


Press Release


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. U.S. hedge funds prepare for worst finish this year since 2008[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds are preparing for their worst year since the 2008 global financial crisis, following a series of letdown including the market sell-off in August and the sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology sectors last month, reported

  2. Investing - AQR Capital and Renaissance Technologies raise stakes in Southwest Airlines[more]

    From In the previous part of this series, we saw how institutional investors played Southwest Airlines (LUV) in 2Q15. Now let’s move on to the trades executed by key hedge funds in Southwest Airlines over the same period. … Most of the hedge funds that had significant exposu

  3. Manager Profile - Pimco alternative funds flourish as 30-year bond rally fades[more]

    From Inside Pacific Investment Management Co., the bond behemoth that lost two chief investment officers last year and saw almost $500 billion of client money leave, a hidden profit engine is easing some of the pain. For more than a decade, Newport Beach, California-based Pimco has qu

  4. Niche Investing - Art investment funds: Attracting institutional and other new investors[more]

    From The Deloitte/ArtTactic Art and Finance Report 2014 (the "Art and Finance Report") noted that the "global art investment fund market was estimated to be worth at least $1.26 billion in the first half of 2014." This seems almost inconsequential when juxtaposed with the $54 billion of

  5. DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach warns of another round of market shakedown[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is painting a bleak future as he warned that the U.S. equity market and other risk markets, such as high-yield "junk" bonds, are facing another round of selling pressure. Gundlach said in an interview with