WHAT! WORK AT AN INVESTMENT BANK?

FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

THE MATHEMATICS IN FINANCE PROGRAM AT THE COURANT INSTITUTE

USING MATHEMATICS IN FINANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

SCIENTISTS AS MARKET ANALYSTS: FEATURE INDEX

Financial Mathematics in the Press

"The Failed Wizards of Wall Street"

Business Week

21 September 1998

"Marked Prediction Turns the Tables on Random Walk"

Wall Street & Technology

Volume 12, No. 13, May 1995

"Cracking Wall Street"

Wired

July 1994

Programs in Financial Mathematics

(If we left yours out and you'd like us to add it to the list, e-mail us at nextwave@aaas.org)

Dublin City University, Republic of IrelandM.Sc. in Financial Mathematics

University of Warwick, United KingdomM.Sc. in Financial Mathematics

(See also Graduate School Prospectus)

Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandDegrees in Financial Mathematics

University of TorontoDepartment of Mathematical Finance

The site includes a great description of the field of mathematical finance (and the profession of "financial engineer"), as well as a good description of the master's program at U of T.

Getting a Job

Check out the investment banking Power Page on wetfeet.com

Other links we thought were cool:

The Canadian RiskLab home page

RiskLabs are academic institutions specialized in the modeling of risk, a technique used most frequently in the financial services sector, where an accurate quantification of risk can mean big bucks. Five RiskLabs exist--the others (in the U.S., U.K., and Germany) can be found through this site by clicking on the "links" button on this home page.

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's list of mathematical software

If you've got a mathematical problem, chances are they've got a software application that deals with it.

A comprehensive index of finance Web sites, run by Ohio State University

This is about the most comprehensive list of papers, journals, articles, and institutions that I've ever seen--for any profession or discipline. If you're looking for something finance related, this is your first stop.

The home page of the financial and insurance mathematics group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Course outlines, talk abstracts, and more. Unfortunately a lot of it is in German.

Courses in Finance

So you're a scientist and you don't know nothin' about finance? Change that! Take a course, online. This page has links to dozens of courses you can take in various areas of finance. Be sure to take Charles's course too--available right here on Next Wave.