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LAVA Talk with Milind Sharma (VC '94)

Quant Finance with Milind Sharma, CEO of QuantZ Capital, President of QWAFAxNEW

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 1:30pm

Location: on Zoom at this link: https://vassar.zoom.us/j/91592087092

About our speaker: Milind Sharma’s 24 years of market experience span running prop desks at the Royal Bank of Canada & Deutsche Bank (Saba unit) as well as hedge funds (QuantZ) & mutual funds (MLIM) not to mention his fintech venture QMIT. His funds have won many awards over the years including those from Morningstar, Lipper, WSJ, Battle of the Quants & BattleFin. He was also a co-founder of Quant Strategies at MLIM (now BlackRock) & Manager of the Risk Analytics and Research Group at Ernst & Young where he was co-architect of Raven TM. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Investment Management, Risk, Elsevier, World Scientific, Wiley etc.

In addition to dual MS degrees (Computational Finance & Applied Math) he was also in the Logic/AI PhD program at Carnegie Mellon. Other education includes Oxford, Vassar & Wharton. He is also founder & President of the quant society <QWAFAxNEW> (formerly QWAFAFEW New York).

*LAVA (Life After VAssar) is a series of informal conversations with Vassar alums and other friends that will introduce students of mathematics to possible math-related opportunities and directions in life after graduation.