About the Conference

The Machine Learning in Quant Finance Conference took place on 21st September 2023. Attendees enjoyed talks from some of the biggest names in quantitative finance including Professor John Hull, Dr. Alexander Sokol, Professor Edith Mandel, and more.

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Conference Schedule

21st September 2023

13:00 - 13:30 CEST

Virtual conference doors open - Familiarize yourself with the event platform

13:30 - 13:35 CEST

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

13:35 - 14:10 CEST

Decoding the Auto Encoder
Dr. Jesper Andreasen, Head of Quantitative Research, Saxo Bank

14:10 - 14:45 CEST

Quantum Solutions in Finance
Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Founder and CEO, QURECA Ltd.

14:45 - 15:20 CEST

Beating the Markets with HPC+AI: Generating Alpha and Excess Returns in Financial Services
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, Customer/Partner Developer Relationship Manager, NVIDIA

15:20 - 15:50 CEST

Break and Networking

15:50 - 16:25 CEST

Results on Pricing American Options with Reinforcement Learning
Dr. Daniel Bloch, Head of Quant Strategies, Ashley Grove Blu Analytics Ltd.

16:25 - 16:50 CEST

Break and Networking

16:50 - 17:25 CEST

Machine Learning Methods for Market-Making and Execution in Fixed Income
Professor Edith Mandel, Principal, Greenwich Street Advisors, LLC

17:25 - 17:55 CEST

Break and Networking

17:55 - 18:30 CEST

Zero-Knowledge Machine Learning
Aaron Brown, Columnist, Bloomberg

18:30 - 19:05 CEST

Hedging Barrier Options Using Reinforcement Learning
Professor John Hull, Maple Financial Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

19:05 - 19:40 CEST

Customizing Large Language Models for Quant Finance Applications
Dr. Alexander Sokol, Founder, CompatibL

19:40 - 19:45 CEST

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

Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers and panelists. Click on the images below to explore abstracts and biographies.

Conference Recordings

Conference recordings are available for all CQF Institute members.
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Conference Organizers

Quant Insights is presented by the CQF Institute, Fitch Learning, & Wilmott

CQF Institute

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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