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.Read more "Four doctors, two families make it a double"
SA-born academic and renowned Wall Street quant, Professor Emanuel Derman from Columbia University delivered a special seminar to AIFMRM students at UCT.Read more "A Stylized History of Quantitative Finance – Emanuel Derman comes home"
AIFMRM’s annual careers evening highlighted the wide range of opportunities for graduates of the Institute’s three specialised Master’s degrees.Read more "Three specialised degrees empower sought-after graduates in financial services"
UCT has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the rise of fintech and fintech regulation in emerging markets that will broaden the number of people able to access knowledge and expertise in this fast-growing new field.Read more "UCT’s new MOOC makes fintech more accessible"
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.Read more "Coffee, collaboration and curiosity in the pursuit of research"