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Hear from our Alumni

We catch up with our alumni to hear what they have to say about how the MSc in Financial Mathematics has had a real impact on their careers.

Joe Rickelton, MSc Financial Mathematics, 2017/18.

Quantitative Analyst, G-Research, London

"The MSc Financial Mathematics combines WBS with the Mathematics and the Statistics departments of Warwick, each prestigious in their own right. The course content is focussed on quantitative finance theory and practice with enough variety to give many career path options on graduation. Lecturers and supervisors are always willing to help during lectures, in office hours or over email, so you can get the most from their expertise. For me, the main benefit of the course is now feeling like I am able to independently access most quantitative finance literature and apply it."

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James Carey, MSc Financial Mathematics, 2014/15, Senior Consultant, Audit & Risk Advisory, Deloitte, London. July 2015.

"I decided to enrol in the MSc Financial Mathematics, after conducting research on the top postgraduate degrees, to achieve my goal of becoming a quantitative analyst for a top financial institution. Throughout this research process the MSc was consistently described as rigorous, comprehensive and having a reputation of producing high-calibre graduates within the City and wider quantitative finance community. Having now completed the course and moved into a quantitative role implementing mathematical models for pricing exotic options in Deloitte, I can categorically state the course is the perfect choice for any students with similar career aspirations. From week one with the Fundamental Tools revision course, the MSc prepares students for the rigors of this career path and ensure that graduates have a firm grasp and practical knowledge of advanced financial mathematics topics. On a daily basis in my role I use the topics thought in Numerical Methods & Programming, C++ for Quantitative Finance and Continuous Time Finance for Interest Rate Models. The modules provided in the course are taught by top academics in the field, teaching concepts used in the City which gives graduates an excellent footing starting in a quantitative career. The University provides world-class resources and the platform for any motivated, hard-working student to achieve their career goals!"

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Han Feng, MSc Financial Mathematics 2009/2010, Associate, Market Risk Modelling, Goldman Sachs, 2015- , PhD student in Statistics 2011-2014, University of Warwick. October 2015.

"I chose to study the MSc Financial Mathematics at Warwick because of its excellent reputation and the fact that it is a well-structured program. The course not only delivered both financial and quantitative knowledge, it also provided me with chances to develop a range of valuable skills. In addition, the dissertation project at the end of the course enabled me to practise the knowledge and skills I gained and inspired me to undertake a PhD. Undoubtedly, my MSc and PhD studies helped me land my current job. I am now working as an Associate in the Market risk modelling group at Goldman Sachs. The experience I gained from the MSc Financial Mathematics course gave me a strong foundation for both my PhD research and my current career. I feel very fortunate and remain grateful that I was able to undertake this MSc course."

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Subhankar Mitra, MSc Financial Mathematics, Quant, Citigroup, London. June 2015.

"Coming from a computer science background and aspiring to become a quant, I was looking for a good formal training in financial mathematics. WBS with its excellent reputation in the industry combined with modules from the highly regarded Warwick Mathematics Institute and the Department of Statistics made this course a very attractive choice. Right from laying down the foundations to introducing some of the more advanced and industry relevant topics, the modules had a wide coverage and were very well taught. In my current role as a front office rates quant at Citigroup, many of these topics are directly applicable on a regular basis. The dissertation towards the end of the course provided me with an excellent opportunity to further improve my understanding in a specific area and apply it to more practical problems. I would highly recommend Warwick and this course in particular because I believe that for a relatively involved quantitative discipline such as Financial Mathematics it is important to get a good learning platform and this course provides one."
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