Lin Ka Shun Casson
Position: Associate Director
Company: Bank Of China International Holdings Limited
The pursuit of the Stanford Quantitative Finance Program is to originally strengthen my technical foundations on quantitative finance and understand future academic opportunities in the area. The Program has exceeded my expectation way beyond as it has trained students to apply all of the principles and ideas in real life settings without making the theories the end of all study. The thing that I have enjoyed the most in the program was neither the theories nor the principles but in fact was the application of such in a market practice perspective and the relationships established with fellow students from diverse professional background. Upon completion of the program, I am fortunate to be admitted to Stanford’s MS degree program; although it is challenging to balance work and study through enrolling classes online at a different time zone, I have been able to meet an exceptional faculty from the Stanford University. Notwithstanding the professionalism and experiences as anyone would expect from the faculty, their abilities to engage and guide students throughout the process is unquestionably impressive. I would recommend both the Quantitative Finance and the MS degree program without reservation to anyone who is interested in the subject matter and I am sure the future value of the Stanford Quantitative Finance Program is definitely a positive return in numerous aspects.
Company: Boston Consulting Group
I found the Stanford Quantitative Finance Program to be a milestone in my professional and personal life. The intensity and breadth of the program prepares me for highly quantitative, complex problem solving and work-life balancing that I can use in my approach to all challenges in my working life.
The curriculum is challenging, but the courses are planned with the busy executive in mind. The part-time class schedule gives me the flexibility that I need to fit the program around my work schedule and family life.
Apart from gaining new knowledge, it has also enhanced my critical thinking, analytical, people and presentation skills via the case studies, individual and group project papers, class discussions and presentations. Overall, this has been a fantastic experience. I have benefited both professionally and personally. It has also facilitated the establishment of strong networks within the business and finance community.
Company: Homage Consulting
Position: Founder and CEO
The Stanford Quantitative Finance Program delivers outstanding value to my personal and professional development.
With 15 years of experience in asset management, investment consulting and research, the course materials and class interactions delivered fresh perspectives to my work.
My understanding and applications of quantitative investment analysis were strengthened, especially in some of the most cutting-edge and advanced areas of investment analytics.
Through case studies, I am inspired by how this knowledge could be utilized to enhance my ability to deliver effective solutions and innovation to my clients.
This is a practical course built on a rigorous academic framework and knowledge of experts in the subject areas.
Company: Morgan Stanley
Position: Senior Risk Associate
The Stanford Quantitative Finance Program allowed me to get a much clearer understanding of the interaction and integration between finance, mathematics, and computing science in today’s dynamic financial markets and their application in solving real-life financial and risk related problems. The course’s multi-disciplinary approach provides a firm grounding and well-balanced foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in quantitative finance, risk management or furthering their interest in research work.
The course content is substantially enhanced and complemented by project work assignments mostly designed to equip students with a critical understanding of current scientific research and recent developments. This, combined with the diverse background of the students, allows for a multitude of mutual synergies to develop.
I would strongly recommend this program to people who aspire to pursue a challenging future in quantitative finance or risk management. I am confident that the knowledge and the network that I have acquired during the course stand me in good stead for my career in finance"
Eva Xian Nan
Company: GF Securities, Guangzhou
Position: Senior Manager of Investment Banking Division
Enrolling in Stanford Quantitative Program was a valuable investment for me. In addition to broadening my perspective on technical knowledge on investment, arbitrage, hedging, derivatives, risk management and other essential financial skills, the Program has helped me grow both professionally and personally.
After completing the program, I have managed to switch my career by landing a job in the dynamic and booming investment banking sector in China. There are tremendous opportunities working for local firms in China, as most foreign investment banks are unable to take part in equity raising here.
Another valuable experience that I gained in my time during the Financial Engineering Program was building relationships with my classmates. These relationships have given me a foundation of friends and colleagues that will boost my career and my personal life for years to come.