Four of AIFMRM’s PhD students submitted their theses and graduated in 2018 – the first PhD graduates since AIFMRM’s inception in 2014. We caught up with them to find out more about their journeys and their reflections on the PhD process.Read more "AIFMRM celebrates its first PhD graduates"
Producing graduates for the world of finance is an expensive, specialised and time-consuming business. Can universities keep pace with the requirements of a rapidly changing industry?Read more "The future of finance: Are universities prepared?"
A study tour to the US confirmed two things for six AIFMRM fintech master’s candidates: a burgeoning of disruptive fintech technologies, driven by artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data – and that UCT’s degrees and students can hold their own globally.Read more "Fintech students on par with world’s best"
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"