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Petter at the Fields Institute in Toronto
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Written by Corey Allen   

Petter’s talk at the Fields Institute in Toronto briefly summarized in the May 2010 edition of Fields Notes (see, pages 8 and 16),


Petter Kolm Cited in Swedish Financial Magazine
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Written by Corey Allen   
 Petter Kolm is cited in this article on high frequency trading  of “Veckans Affarer” (in Sweden a weekly magazine that is similar to Barron’s).  Click here to download a pdf of the article.
Recent Developments in Derivatives Pricing: A Special Event Honoring Dilip Madan
Written by Petter Kolm   

June 19-20, 2010
New York University, Courant Institute
Room 109, 251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

The Mathematics in Finance Workshop and Conference Center at the Courant Institute (NYU) is pleased to announce a special workshop on the recent developments in derivatives pricing. This event is held in honor of Dilip Madan.

Confirmed speakers include: PETER CARR (Global Head of Market Modeling, Morgan Stanley), Prudential Financial), ALI HIRSA (Head of Analytical Trading Strategy, Caspian Capital Management), ANDREW LESNIEWSKI (Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Research, Ellington Management Group), DILIP MADAN (Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland), LIUREN WU (Professor, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College).

This two day workshop covers the most recent advancements in derivatives pricing, including topics such as:

•    The local variance gamma model
•    Leverage effect and volatility feedback in index options
•    Double gamma stochastic volatility discrete time models
•    Dynamic  mortgage rate replication
•    Risk  management of  CMOs
•    Regulatory capital requirements
•    Latest trends in volatility trading
•    …and much more

The sessions are given by industry veterans and academics from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the two days. Continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments are provided. Workshop participants are also invited to a special reception in the evening of June 19.

Admission costs are:
Professional ($900)
IAFE or SQA member discount ($750)
Academic/Student ($550)

NOTE: 20% discounted pricing available for registrations until midnight (EST) on Friday, June 4.

Buy-side practitioners (portfolio managers and risk managers), sell-side practitioners (traders, financial engineers, quantitative analysts, research teams), and academics will deepen and broaden their understanding of the recipes they implement everyday and will learn the most cutting-edge techniques.

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Quantitative Equity Investing Reviewed
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Written by Corey Allen   

Quantitative Equity Investing: Techniques and Strategies has been reviewed on the Reading the Markets blog

Read the review here.

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