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Four doctors, two families make it a double

It’s not often that two sets of brothers who are close friends graduate from the same two faculties – and each with the title of doctor. The two older brothers, 28-year-olds Mario Giuricich and Alex Backwell, graduated with their PhDs in Quantitative Finance through AIFMRM younger brothers, 24-year-olds Alessio Giuricich and David Backwell, graduated MBChB through the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Coffee, collaboration and curiosity in the pursuit of research

The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM), a postgraduate institute in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town (UCT), hosted two pioneering events in July – the much anticipated fifth edition of the annual Financial Mathematics Team Challenge, and a new, intensive research collaboration called, The Factory.

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