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6-10 December 2021
Hotel Fairmont Barcelona Rey Juan Carlos IBarcelona

6-10 December 2021|Hotel Fairmont Barcelona Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

December. Barcelona. QuantMinds Reunited.

Explore modelling, trading, machine learning, data and more at the world's leading quantitative finance conference

Collaborate face to face with leading quant minds in our new spacious Barcelona venue

Who will you meet?

Join 300+ experts from companies including Flovtec, Allianz Life, Blackrock, Santander, University of Toronto, Nordea, Bloomberg and many more.

The world's leading quant finance event

Re-connect with leading QuantMinds

QuantMinds International is the most significant event for quants from around the world, the best of finance and academics. 

It's an invaluable opportunity to move quant models forward and after a 2 year break, the community is keen to meet face-to-face to delve into the latest thought leadership on pricing and volatility, to alpha generation and machine learning. 

Don't miss this chance to tap back into the leading quant minds!

Hear from quant finance's brightest lights

The leading quant finance event is back this December, bringing together the leading minds in the industry. This is your chance to pick the brains and share insights on macro trends and micro developments to set you up for 2022 and beyond. 

You’ll hear from 130+ speakers including senior quants from Saxo Bank, Danske Bank, BofA, Bloomberg L.P., SESAMm, Santander, Deutsche Bank & more.

AI & ML Summit

With AI & ML playing an increasingly large part in the day-to-day role of the quant and with so many new applications out there, we are running a dedicated summit on the topic to enable leaders in the field to share best practice and future opportunities. 

The summit will cover deep learning and reinforcement learning, trading strategies, validation of ML in pricing and stock picking, time series forecasting using ML, ML applications in derivative pricing and hedging and analysing the risks of black box models.

Expert research & practitioner insights

The comprehensive QuantMinds 3 day conference programme touches on the key pillars of quant finance including generating alpha through quant strategies, interest modelling, the IBOR transition, option pricing, trading and volatility, risk managment and modelling, regulation, alternative and synthetic data, computational efficiencies, HFT, algo trading, AI and machine learning. 

The majority of on-site presentations will be recorded and made available to attendees to view OnDemand after the event. 

The QuantMinds community reunited

The QuantMinds community

QuantMinds International is a truly global gathering of leading minds in quant finance, a tight-knit community of inspirational professionals who are passionate about their pursuit of all things quant.

Meet and connect with quants from banks, asset managers, insurers, institutional investors, hedge funds, tech firms and academia.

Network like never before

We know that after such a long time apart, you want to share ideas and collaborate with fellow quants in a way that is much tougher digitally.  

So, we are building in more detailed case-studies and interactive sessions to enhance learning, structuring longer more detailed sessions so there is more time for Q&A and more time for 1-1 meetings. 

Your safety is our priority

Our number one priority is bringing the risk management community back to a face-to-face event safely.

We are working with local authorities, venue partners and suppliers and continually adapting to the latest guidelines and safety protocol.

And we know there's uncertainty in the world right now that may be delaying your decision to book your place. So click here to see how we're giving you extra flexibility and peace of mind when booking.

Sharpen your knowledge at a technical workshop

Volatility Workshop

Monday 6 December 2021

Workshop leader: Bruno Dupire, Head Of Quantitative Research, Bloomberg L.P.

Modules include the fundamentals of volatility, models, derivatives and trading and arbitrage.

Machine Learning in Finance

Friday 10 December 2021

Workshop leader: John Hull,  Professor Of Derivatives & Risk Management at the University Of Toronto. 

Modules include an introduction to the world of machine learning, supervised learning, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, and how it links with other financial innovations.

Hands-On Differentiable Scripting

Friday 10 December 2021

Workshop leader: Uwe Naumann,  Professor of Computer Science, RWTH Aachen University. 

This workshop is designed for those who want to learn to generate adjoints of payoffs given in a relatively simple scripting language automatically by source-to-source transformation.

Book with confidence

We know there's uncertainty in the world right now. That's why we want to give you added flexibility and peace of mind when booking your place.

So if you book and pay by 15 October, you can cancel your place up to 14 days before the event, and receive a full refund.

Of course, if you prefer, you can send a colleague instead or transfer your booking onto another event.

And remember, 15 October is also when the best early booking discounts end. 

Fabio Mercurio

Head of Quant Analytics

Bloomberg L.P.

If you need to choose just one event a year then this is the one.

QuantMinds International 2020 highlights

What did QuantMinds International 2020 look like virtually?

"A superb conference" - Ricardo Pachon Cortes, Credit Suisse

The QuantMinds digital community

Keep up with the latest in quant finance from our global network of experts all year round.

QuantMinds content home

The latest insights from thought leaders in quant finance.

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QuantMinds eMagazines

Don't miss our quarterly eMagazines; featuring specialist articles and interviews only available to members of the QuantMinds community.

Quant Training

Face-to-face, digital and bespoke in-company courses

QuantMinds' learning partner, IFF, offers two, three and five day courses in London, virtual classroom courses, a postgraduate certificate distance learning programme and unique learning solutions tailored to your business needs.

Lead Media Partner: Fintech Futures

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QuantMinds International is a CPD certified event.

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