Monday, November 17, 2008

Computational Finance with R

December 4th, 2008, 2-6pm
Rotunda, Low Library
Columbia University in the City of New York

Department of Statistics in collaboration with the Center of Applied Probability and the Center for Financial Engineering organizes a workshop about using statistical computing with R in finance. The conference would like to bring together both academics and practitioners, and it is open to public. Admission is free, however we require that the participants register in advance. The conference is co-sponsored by REvolution Computing.

1:45 - 2:00PM Refreshments

2:00 - 2:05PM
Opening Remarks

2:05 - 2:40PM Whit Armstrong - Discount Curve Construction with fts, RLIM, and RFincad (KLS Diversified Asset Management)

2:40 - 3:15PM Anthony Brockwell
- Quantitative Trading in Practice (Horton Point LLC)

3:15 - 3:50PM Bryan Lewis
- High Performance R with Rpro (REvolution Computing)

3:50 - 4:05PM
Coffee Break

4:05 - 4:40PM Scott Payesur
- Comparing Multivariate GARCH models using Realized Covariance (UBS Asset Management)

4:40 - 5:15PM
Peter Carl and Brian Peterson - Performance Analysis in R (PerformanceAnalytics)

5:15 - 5:50PM
Jeff Ryan - Quantmod Package (Quantmod)

6:00 - 6:30PM Closing Reception

Directions to the Morningside Campus of Columbia University

Interactive Map of the Morningside Campus of Columbia University


Krishna Kumar, Barclays
Jan Vecer, Columbia University
Libor Pospisil, Columbia University
Linda Heinig, REvolution Computing

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The 15th Annual Workshop on Derivative Securities & Risk Management

The Center for Applied Probability (CAP) and the Center for Financial Engineering at Columbia University present:

The 15th Annual Workshop on Derivative Securities & Risk Management

Friday, December 5th, 2008, Columbia University, New York City

Location: Uris Hall, Room 301



Robert Almgren, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University)

“Quantitative Challenges In Algorithmic Trading”

Christoph Burgard, Global Head of Equities, Credit, Credit-Counterparty and Emerging Markets Quantitative Analytics, Barclays Capital

"New Developments In Volatility And Variance Products Pricing And The Link To Forward Volatility."

Jianqing Fan, (Professor of Finance, Director of Committee of Statistical Studies, Princeton University)

“Risk Assessment And Asset Allocation With Gross Exposure Constraints For Vast Portfolios”

Jean-David Fermanian, (Senior Quantitative Analyst, BNP Paribas)

"On Break Even Correlation: The Way To Price Structured Credit Derivatives By Replication."

Fabio Mercurio (Senior Researcher, Bloomberg)

“Inflation Modeling With SABR Dynamics”

Attilio Meucci, (Head of Portfolio Research, Bloomberg L.P.)

“Fully Flexible Views: Theory And Practice”

Peter Tankov (Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique)

“Pricing And Hedging Gap Risk”

Jiang Wang, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

“Asset Pricing And The Credit Market”

Johannes Wissel (Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell)

“Arbitrage-free Market Models For Liquid Options”

A light lunch will be provided, and a wine and cheese reception will be held at the end of the day.


$175 ($100 student)

Corporate & Institutional:

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Center for Financial Engineering, Columbia University

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Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department
Columbia University
500 West 120th Street Room 313 Mudd
New York, NY 10027
Attn: Donella Crosgnach

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