Quant Insights Conference
27th - 28th October 2021
07:30 - 15:30 EDT / 12:30 - 20:30 BST
Globally Live-Online
8th Conference
Brought to you by
CQF Institute, Fitch Learning and Wilmott

2 Days

14+ Talks

Free Tickets

30 Days Video on Demand

About the Conference

The Quant Insights Conference is back this October for its 8th event. Join talks from Dr. Paul Wilmott, Dr. Robert Litterman, Professor Helyette Geman, Professor Alexander Lipton, Dr. Jesper Andreasen, and many more to discover the latest quant finance innovations in machine learning, volatility, risk, quantum computing, and more.

Tickets are free for all CQF Institute members and include: access to all talks and panels, breakout and networking activities, plus 30 days of video on demand. Become a CQF Institute member for free to claim your complimentary ticket today.

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Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers and panelists.

Paul Wilmott

Dr. Paul Wilmott, President, CQF Institute
Dr. Paul Wilmott, President, CQF Institute

Paul is the founder of the Certificate in Quantitative Finance and Wilmott.com and he is internationally renowned as a leading expert on quantitative finance. His research work is extensive, with more than 100 articles in leading mathematical and finance journals, as well as several internationally acclaimed books on mathematical modeling and derivatives, including the best-selling Paul Wilmott On Quantitative Finance, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Robert Litterman

Dr. Robert Litterman, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Kepos Capital LP
Dr. Robert Litterman, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Kepos Capital LP

Robert Litterman is the Chairman of the Risk Committee at Kepos Capital LP. Prior to joining Kepos Capital in 2010, Litterman enjoyed a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Bob was named a partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994 and became head of the firm-wide risk function. He is the co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model. Dr. Litterman also chaired the CFTC Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, which published its report, “Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System,” in September 2020. Dr. Litterman earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Alexander Lipton

Professor Alexander Lipton, CIO, Sila and Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Alexander Lipton, CIO, Sila and Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Alexander Lipton is Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer of Sila, Partner at Numeraire, Visiting Professor and Dean's Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Alex is a board member of Sila and an advisory board member of several fintech companies worldwide. In 2006–2016, Alex was Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group and Quantitative Solutions Executive at Bank of America. Earlier, he was a senior manager at Citadel, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. At the same time, Alex held visiting professorships at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before becoming a banker, Alex was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2000 Alex was awarded the Inaugural Quant of the Year Award and in 2021 the Buy-side Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. Alex authored/edited eleven books and more than a hundred scientific papers. Alex is an Associate Editor of several journals, including Finance and Stochastics, Journal of FinTech, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, and Quantitative Finance. He is a frequent keynote speaker at Quantitative Finance and FinTech conferences and forums worldwide.

Helyette Geman

Professor Helyette Geman, Director of the Commodity Finance Centre, Birkbeck - University of London
Professor Helyette Geman, Director of the Commodity Finance Centre, Birkbeck - University of London

Helyette Geman is the Director of the Commodity Finance Centre at Birkbeck - University of London and a Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Mathematics and holds a PhD in Probability from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a PhD in Finance from the University Pantheon Sorbonne. Professor Geman has been a scientific advisor to major financial institutions and energy companies for the last 21 years, covering the spectrum of interest rates, electricity, crude oil, metals and cryptocurrencies She was the PhD adviser of Nassim Taleb and has published more than 145 papers in top finance Journals and was the first President of the Bachelier Finance Society, featuring Paul Samuelson and Robert Merton. Professor Geman is one of the authors of the CGMY model, a pure jump Lévy process widely used in finance and insurance and has been since 2007 on the Board of the Bloomberg Commodity Index. Her book ‘Commodities and Commodity Derivatives’ is the reference in the field.

Jesper Andreason

Dr. Jesper Andreasen, Head of Quantitative Research, Saxo Bank
Dr. Jesper Andreasen, Head of Quantitative Research, Saxo Bank

Dr. Jesper Andreasen is head of the quantitative research department at Saxo Bank. His career spans almost 25 years and he has previously headed quant teams at Danske Bank, Bank of America, Nordea and General Re Financial Products. Jesper co-received Risk Magazine’s quant of the year award in 2001 and 2012 and their in-house risk system of the year in 2015. He is an honorary professor of mathematical finance at the University of Copenhagen and he holds a phd in the same subject from Aarhus University.

Dr. Randeep Gug

Dr. Randeep Gug, CQF Institute, Managing Director
Dr. Randeep Gug, CQF Institute, Managing Director

Dr. Randeep Gug is the Managing Director of the CQF Institute and a lecturer on the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF). Prior to joining Fitch Learning, Randeep worked in a variety of roles. He spent five years working in the Equities division at Salomon Smith Barney and later traded futures and options on the Indian National Stock Exchange (NSE). More recently he has spent time teaching mathematics at all levels. He is a qualified teacher, holds a 1st class honours degree and a PhD for research in semiconductor physics. He is a CQF Alumnus, achieving a distinction on the programme and his current interests are based around improving and promoting the teaching and learning of Quant Finance.

Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson, Founder and CEO, Riskfuel
Ryan Ferguson, Founder and CEO, Riskfuel

Ryan Ferguson is Founder and CEO of Riskfuel, a company providing ultra-fast AI-based pricing technology for structured capital markets products. Before founding Riskfuel, he had a 17-year career as senior trader and quant at Scotiabank and TD Bank. His most recent role was Managing Director and Head of Securitization, Credit Derivatives and XVA. Ryan successfully managed a credit derivatives book through the global financial crisis. He has a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London, and a MASc in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo.

Conference Tickets

27th - 28th October 2021

Tickets are now available and are free for CQF Institute Members.
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Conference Organizers

Quant Insights is presented by the CQF Institute & Wilmott
CQF Instiute

Promoting the highest standard in practical financial engineering, the CQF Institute, part of Fitch Learning, is a global membership organization dedicated to educating and building the quantitative finance community. The CQF Institute is also the awarding body for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) the world’s largest professional qualification in quantitative finance.

Fitch Learning

Part of the Fitch Group, Fitch Learning partners with businesses to help develop the future leaders of the financial services industry. Alongside centers in established financial hubs, Fitch Learning utilizes a best-in-class technology platform to deliver blended learning solutions that maintain the personal element of development.


Wilmott is the leading resource for the quant finance community, comprised a website and discussion forum and Wilmott magazine.

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