National Meeting of Women in Financial Mathematics

April 27 - 28, 2017


WFM Logo2The second national conference of Women in Financial Mathematics (WFM) will provide a dynamic platform to promote and foster networking and collaboration between academics, practitioners, supervisors, and others in the field of financial mathematics. Along with several networking events, this two-day conference will feature several panel discussions covering various topics currently relevant to the finance industry and research talks presenting recent advances in financial mathematics. The conference will be of interest to practitioners, academics, regulators and service providers in financial mathematics.

Due to the nature of this meeting, only women will be invited to speak and may apply for funding.  Men are welcome to register and attend the meeting.

This conference will include a poster session on the second day; a request for poster titles will be sent to registered participants in advance of the meeting.

We will livestream this event. Please check back in mid-April for details.

Industry Day Panel Topics (April 27, 2017)

  • The Here-to-Stay Roles of Big Data and Machine Learning
  • The Outlook for Quantitative Investing
  • Predictions for Portfolios and the Role of Robo Advisors
  • Predictions for FinTech & Asset Management
  • New Directions in Financial Mathematics Risk/Algorithmic Trading/ETFs and Beyond

Academic Day Research Talks (April 28, 2017)

  • General Research Directions in Financial Mathematics
  • Additional talks to be announced


Support for The National Meeting of Women in Financial Mathematics includes a donation from SBCC Group, AMD, Wilshire Funds Management, and UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program.


Organizing Committee

Tanya Beder (SBCC Group)
Xin Guo (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))
Rosemary Macedo (QS Investors)
Monique Miller (Wilshire Funds Management)
Thaleia Zariphopoulou (University of Texas at Austin, Departments of Mathematics and IROM)