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Financial Mathematics Orientation 2019

Orientation for New Financial Mathematics Students

August 26 - August 30, 2019

All orientation activities are mandatory!

Monday, August 26 – Vincent Hall 16

 

8:30 – 9:00 am

Reception – Vincent 120 – Math Lounge

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions – Peter Olver, Rina Ashkenazi, Laurie Derechin, Bonny Fleming, Robin Dixon, Financial Mathematics Student Association (FMA) President, and MN Quants President

9:15 - 10:30 am

Completion Plans and Optional Waiver Test (Waiver Test will be given in Vincent Hall 6 at 10:30am - 11:30am) – Rina Ashkenazi

11:30 am - 12:00 noon

Student Photos – Group Photo

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch, Math Lounge, Vincent Hall 120

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Team Building Session

2:45 - 4:15 pm

Following News & Events That Shape Financial Markets and the Economy – Robert Schell

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Meet Teachers and Alumni: “My Personal View on Financial Mathematics” – Chris Bemis, Nicole Hoft, Arkady Shemakin, John Dodson, Helena Zarin, Zohreh Ebadi, Carlos Tolmasky

 

 

Tuesday, August 27 - Vincent Hall 16

 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Graduate and Professional Student -Welcome and Orientation:  Tuesday, August 28, 9 am to 11:30 am, Northrop Auditorium

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Introduction to Career Development - Laurie Derechin

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Financial Mathematics Student Association (FMA)  – FMA President and Officer Team & MN Quants President and Officer Team

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Risk Management & Hedging in Insurance and Banking – Mark Jadin, Chris Najar

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm     

Meet Teachers and Alumni:” Careers in Quantitative Finance”  - Chris Prouty, Vern Nelson, Keenan Gao, Perry Li, He Lu, Kyle Ordahl

 

 

Wednesday, August 28 - Vincent Hall 16

 

 

 

9:30 – 9:45 am

Introduction – Rina Ashkenazi

9:45 - 11:00 am

Ethics and Integrity – Presentation – Dr. Samuel Asarnow

11:15 am - 12:00 noon

Risk Management & Regulation - Hao Lin

 

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm 

Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Academic and Business Ethics and Integrity; A Discussion and Case Studies – Gary Hatfield, Pritam Dalal, Rina Ashkenazi, Laurie Derechin, Yao Deng

 

 

Thursday, August 29 - Carlson School of Management

Bloomberg Terminal Workshop

 

 

9:00 – 10:00 am   

Introduction: Basic Terminal Architecture and Functionality

 

 

10: 00 – 12 Noon

Mini Team Assignment on the Terminal

 

 

Noon to 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 – 2:15 pm

  • Bloomberg Tool for Data Analysis – API with BQL
  • Team Project Assignments

 

 

2:15 – 6:00 pm

Team Project Time on the Terminals

 

 

6:15 pm

Gather for Walk to Bohemian Flats

 

 

7:00 – 10:00 pm

FM Boat Cruise

 

 

Friday, August 30 – Carlson School of Management  

Bloomberg Terminal Workshop – Cont’d.

9:00 – Noon