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Department of Finance

20 Years Quantitative Finance UZH ETH

On November 3rd, 2023 it was time to celebrate "20 years Quantitative Finance UZH ETH" with over 100 alumni and about 20 invited guests.

In the first part of the evening Harald Gall (Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics), Josef Teichmann (Head of the Department of Mathematics of ETH Zurich), Freddy Delbaen (one of the founders of the joint Quantitative Finance UZH ETH), several alumni (Kinga Kacmarek, Antonio Del Favero, Isabelle Fries Kuksin, Urban Ulrych), and Christian Bluhm (Group Chief Risk Officer of UBS) shared their views as key note speakers in the small UZH Aula. Martin Weber (Chair of the Board of Directors of Robeco Switzerland) presented the award for the best "Quantitative Finance Master's Thesis", an initiative of the ongoing collaboration beween the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and Robeco promoting research on the topic of sustainable investing.

The second part of the pleasant evening took place at the Dozentenfoyer at the top of ETH with an apéro and a wonderful seated dinner. With his funny anecdotes alumnus Akilesh Matur made everybody laugh. The last talk of the evening was held by Antonello Cirulli, president of the very active "Zurich Quantitative Finance Alumni" (ZQFA) organisation, who "in normal times" takes care of the alumni gatherings.

Our department is highly grateful to the continuous dedication of Prof. Walter Farkas and his team!

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