Inaugural National Meeting of Women in Financial Mathematics

May 14, 2015


WFM Logo2The inaugural 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. Through panel discussions and networking sessions, the conference will offer an exclusive opportunity to discuss the latest issues and problems of interest to practitioners, academics, regulators and service providers in financial mathematics.

You may access the livestream of this event at starting at 8:45 am PST on Thursday, May 14. 

The topics and panelists (listed alphabetically):

Quantitative Trading

Lisa Borland, Head of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager, T2AM
Kathryn Kaminski, Director of Investment Strategies, Campbell & Company
Monique Miller, Head of Alternative Strategy, Wilshire Funds Management – panel chair

Portfolio Allocation

Samantha Foster, Investment Officer, University of Southern California – panel chair
Thaleia Zariphopoulou, Chair in Mathematics, V.F. Neuhaus Centennial Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Anjun Zhou, Head of Multi-Asset Research, Mellon Capital Management Corporation

Mathematical Finance Communication Tips

Cristina Polizu, Managing Director, Standard and Poor’s*
Mila Sherman, Associate Professor of Finance, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts – panel chair
Margaret S. Stumpp, Senior Advisor, Quantitative Management Associates LLC

Data Analytics

Xin Guo, Coleman Fung Chair Professor in Financial Modeling, University of California, Berkeley – panel chair
Rosemary Macedo, Chief Investment Officer, QS Investors
Isa Watson, Vice President Strategy, JPMorgan Chase

New Directions in Financial Mathematics – FinTech, Cyber, ETFs, Systemic Risk and Beyond

Katie Benner, Technology and Innovation Columnist, Bloomberg – panel chair
Joanne Hill, Head of Institutional Investment Strategy, ProFunds
Gudrun Neumann, Senior Vice President and CTO, American Century Investments

Women in Financial Mathematics will foster new collaborations for addressing cutting-edge issues in mathematical finance and provide a forum to debate the relevance and importance of new directions, initiate novel interdisciplinary research, promote mentoring of young scientists and create an environment for fruitful and innovative dialogue among academics, practitioners, supervisors and others in the field.  Throughout this networking forum, participants will discuss the presence of women in the field and explore opportunities for collaboration. 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.

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Organizing Committee

Tanya Beder (SBCC Group)
Xin Guo (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))
Thaleia Zariphopoulou (University of Texas at Austin)