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August 2010

MFE Alumni Networking Event
May 2010

On 4 May, RMI and its Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) Alumni Committee put together a networking session for its alumni at the al fresco restaurant Oosh. The event served as a platform for the different alumni batches to get to know each other. MFE program's current students were also invited to attend the event. In total, almost 30 people attended the event held at Dempsey Hill.

Mr Shaji Chandrasenan, Director of Financial Risk division in the Monetary Authority of Singapore and an MFE alumnus, spoke to the attendees on his perspective on financial engineering as a career. A distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional, Shaji also shared with the audience on the Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) programs and these certification programs can help practitioners advance their careers. The Committee also invited Mr Declan O'Sullivan, Director of Kerry Consulting, to speak on current market conditions and hiring trends specifically related to careers in banking and finance.

Customized Training Program for KUBS
June 2010

In June 2010, RMI conducted a customized program for the Korea University Business School (KUBS) for the third time. A team of 20 Samsung employees participated in the two and a half day program in RMI.

Coming from different entities of the Samsung umbrella such as Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&T and others, the students learnt the key principles and knowledge of credit risk management that are relevant to their jobs at this program.

Three experienced RMI instructors covered topics including credit models, credit ratings and credit derivatives. To enrich participants' learning experiences, they adopted several hands-on sessions in the RMI computer lab on top of regular lectures.

The students shared that they enjoyed their stay with some also showing interests in other programs offered at NUS and RMI.

Symposium for Computational Finance
June 2010

On 28-29 June, RMI held the Symposium for Computational Finance, which saw interest from over 90 financial professionals and academics.

The Symposium, a platform for researchers to share their researches and recent findings in the field of computational finance, also enabled the participants to understand the recent developments in the theory and application of mathematical finance.

In total, there were 20 professors from various European, North American and Asian universities who presented at the Symposium. Among others, topics covered included modeling asset prices, software tools in computational finance, identifying jumps in asset prices and various swaps.

The findings presented at the Symposium will be compiled into a Handbook of Computational Finance, edited by Professors Jin-Chuan Duan, James E. Gentle and Wolfgang Hardle and published by Springer. This handbook will be beneficial for financial industry practitioners and academics alike.

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