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Workshop on careers in financial computing

14 June 2007

Professor Philip Treleaven (UCL Computer Science) and the UCL Graduate School are running a workshop by experts from the financial services industry for PhD students and postdocs from universities across London.


Investment banks are increasingly interested in hiring PhD students from science and engineering for analytical roles, for econometrics and for technology sectors. This is mirrored by PhD students seeking challenging and well-paid careers in the financial-services industry.

To assist both groups, UCL has organised a workshop to bring together experts from the financial-services industry to present their work and to discuss career opportunities.

Speakers will include representatives of BarclaysCapital, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, discussing topics including algorithmic trading, analytics and risk, research realities, empirics and derivative-product modelling.

The workshop is open to any interested PhD or postdoc at any university in London, or potential part-time PhDs from within the financial services industry. Approximately half of the registrations for the event have been received from UCL, but registrations have also been received from Brunel University, Queen Mary University of London, King's College London, Birkbeck University of London, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, Goldsmiths University of London and the University of Westminster.

Delegates will be welcomed with an overview of the financial services industry by Professor Treleaven and hear from Karen Barnard, Head of UCL Careers Service. There will be an opportunity to speak with HR representatives from the banks.

The workshop will be held 2-6pm, 21 June 2007, at the Christopher Ingold Chemistry Auditorium, 20 Gordon Street, UCL WC1H 0AJ.

A limited number of places remain, and registration is required. Those interested in attending should contact Ben Colvill, UCL Graduate School: +44 (0)20 7679 0051

To find out more, use the link at the bottom of this article

 Link: UCL Graduate School