About the LQG

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About the LQG

LQG is a not-for profit organisation run for and by its members.

The London Quant Group is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of practical, quantitative investment ideas. It achieves this with a series of Evening Seminars in London together with a one day Spring Seminar in London and a two day Autumn Seminar in Oxford or Cambridge. 

The LQG is very generously supported by BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and Refinitiv

The LQG promotes discussion and the exchange of ideas in the field of quantitative investment management.

It achieves this through its seminars, which are known for their open and lively discussion and content that is practical and of topical interest to quant professionals.

The London Quant Management Committee selects material that is original and free of sales content. Papers and presentations are unapologetically quant. You can find out more by emailing us at events@lqg.org.uk or by attending a seminar.

The LQG Experience

Comments and thanks from those who have attended LQG events.

The LQG Experience: Anna Shapoval

Having joined London Quant Group in 2016 upon recommendation by one of the EMEA top Quants, I was positively surprised by the unique vibe of the LQG “family”. While learning from and engaging with the best-in-class quantitative researchers, strategists and industry leaders London and wider Europe have to offer, I felt welcomed and quickly integrated into the LQG diverse and engaging community.

Uniquely arranged presentations and discussions at LQG inspire a true industry dialogue, out-of-the-box thinking, and sharing of top-notch expertise. LQG Autumn and Spring seminars offer an unparalleled immersion into the world of beautiful minds and bright ideas.

I got a chance to participate in the LQG board meetings and my experience with LQG has been the one of its kind, unlike any other group or event. LQG has also been for me an interactive space where I expended my professional and personal network and I passionately encourage those who care about the financial industry and Quant ideas to join.

 

 

The LQG Experience: Alexander V

I really enjoyed my first LQG event. Despite it having been oversubscribed within hours, I managed to get a ticket for the talk thanks to the organisers. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interaction from the audience, which was at least as enlightening as the talk itself, and second only to the social event following the talk.

The LQG Experience: Sherifa Issifu

Attending LQG events has helped me meet a diverse range of finance professionals. Rupert is always eager to welcome new members; I remember my first event fondly. The useful insights and the warm environment keep me coming back for more!

Sherifa Issifu – Analyst, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Please send your comments on LQG events to Events@LQG.org.uk

The LQG Experience: Karlson Lau

LQG events are always enjoyable and filled with interesting talks and debates that are current and insightful. I personally find these talks very useful in my field to arm me with ideas and talking points with colleagues and clients. The events are always well hosted and a great way to meet and network with others in the field of quants.

Board

The LQG Board

Ed Fishwick

Ed Fishwick

Chairman

Ed Fishwick is chairman of the London Quant Group.   Ed is also Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Risk & Quantitative Analysis at BlackRock. In addition he is a member of the European Executive and Global Operating Committees of the firm, and is a member of the Board of BlackRock Group Ltd.

Ed has worked in quantitative finance for over 30 years in London, New York and Boston. Previously he was Head of Risk Management and Investment Process Research at AXA Investment Managers, and Director of Research at Quantec.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asset Management

Ely Klepfish

Ely Klepfish

Director

Ely Klepfish is a physicist who spent the first part of his career doing research before transferring to finance in which he has worked as a quantitative analyst for over 20 years.  Now a freelance consultant his career in finance includes long periods at CommerzBank, UBS and HSBC.  His long experience and deep knowledge of maths and finance provide the foundation for probing questions which enliven many LQG events !
Rupert Goodwin

Rupert Goodwin

Director and Chief of Staff

Rupert is a director and Chief of Staff of the London Quant Group.  He has over 30 years of experience in finance having worked for Lazard Investors, Quantec, Salomon Brothers, DLJ, and managed Northfield in Europe for 11 years.

Rupert has managed LQG events since 2012 arranging presentations by over 200 speakers.  Attendance at LQG events has grown to over 1000 per annum.

Management Committee

The management committee is
an informal group led by the Chief of Staff.

Rupert Goodwin

Rupert Goodwin

Director and Chief of Staff

Rupert is a director and Chief of Staff of the London Quant Group.  He has over 30 years of experience in finance having worked for Lazard Investors, Quantec, Salomon Brothers, DLJ, and managed Northfield in Europe for 11 years.

Rupert has managed LQG events since 2012 arranging presentations by over 200 speakers.  Attendance at LQG events has grown to over 1000 per annum.

Ely Klepfish

Ely Klepfish

Director

Ely Klepfish is a physicist who spent the first part of his career doing research before transferring to finance in which he has worked as a quantitative analyst for over 20 years.  Now a freelance consultant his career in finance includes long periods at CommerzBank, UBS and HSBC.  His long experience and deep knowledge of maths and finance enliven many LQG events with probing questions.
Generous supporters of the London Quant Group

Generous supporters of the London Quant Group

Job title

Those who have spoken at LQG events, those who have made useful speaker and organisational suggestions which enhance the LQG and our ability to put on excellent events.