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On Friday 25 January the fourth “UvA Quants Career Event” was held at the Roeterseiland campus. During this event the financial industry and students and staff in finance related master programmes and research groups at the UvA could meet at a fair. Furthermore, there were possibilities to participate in one-to-one interviews and to discuss the practice of finance during case studies offered by the companies.

Photo: Tiny Dekker

The goal for the career event was twofold:

  • to introduce our institutes, our study programmes and research areas to our partners in industry as a first step in exploring a stronger collaboration
  • to give our most ambitious students in the Bachelor and Master degree programmes more insight into practical problems  and show them opportunities to take part in practical internships or professional training programmes

The participating companies were ABN AMRO, Deloitte, Flow Traders, ING, Optiver Services, Ortec Finance, Rabobank and Zanders. Approximately 70 students of the master programmes in finance research visited the fair and participated in the case studies.

About UvA Quants

UvA Quants is an initiative of three research groups of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to join the efforts on research in finance together with the study programmes and partners from the financial industry to make Amsterdam a world leading center on research and education in finance.

Involved from UvA are:

  • the Financial Mathematics group of the Korteweg de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI),
  • Computational Science Lab of the Institute for Informatics (IvI), research theme Computational Finance
  • the Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance group.