About the Conference

The Quantum Computing in Quant Finance Conference took place on 5th June 2024. Attendees enjoyed talks from some of the leading figures in quantitative finance including Dr. David Orrell, Dr. David Garvin, and more.

Missed the conference? The conference recordings are available to watch now on the CQF Institute website.

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Conference Schedule

5th June 2024

09:00 - 09:30 EDT

Virtual conference doors open - Familiarize yourself with the event platform

09:30 - 09:35 EDT

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

09:35 - 10:10 EDT

Predicting Recessions using Quantum Machine Learning Techniques
Dr. David Garvin, Head of Applications, Quantum Finance, Rigetti Computing

10:10 - 10:45 EDT

Probability Distribution Classification Problem
Dr. Oleksiy Kondratyev, Quantitative Research & Development Lead, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

10:45 - 11:20 EDT

What is Quantum Computing? (pre-recorded session)
Dr. Alonso Pena, Quantitative Analyst, European Investment Bank

11:20 - 11:40 EDT

Break and Networking

11:40 - 12:15 EDT

Confessions of a Quantum Tourist in Finance
Dr. Taha Jaffer, Lecturer, University of Toronto

12:15 - 12:50 EDT

Quantum Monte Carlo
Rafal Pracht, CTO, finQbit

12:50 - 13:25 EDT

Break and Networking

13:25 - 14:00 EDT

A Quantum Finance Approach to Option Pricing
Dr. David Orrell, Principal, Systems Forecasting, and Dominic Widdows, Research Scientist, IonQ

14:00 - 14:05 EDT

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

14:05 - 14:30 EDT

End of day networking

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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