About the LQG
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The LQG community is run for and by its members.
The not-for-profit LQG delivers excellent
sales free seminars on quantitative investment
The London Quant Group is a community for all interested in quantitative finance.
the LQG run as a not-for-profit to provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of practical, quantitative investment ideas.
The LQG delivers a series of hybrid in-person and on-line Evening Seminars held in London, typically on the second Tuesday of the month, together with a two day Autumn Seminar in Oxford or Cambridge.
Most LQG events are free due to the generosity and sponsorship of BlackRock, Snowflake and Bloomberg.
The LQG community is open to all quants and all are welcome.
The LQG promotes free and open discussion and the exchange of ideas in the broad field of investment and quantitative management.
LQG seminars are known for their free, open and lively discussion of content that is practical, topical and sales free. Papers and presentations are unapologetically quantitative.
You can find out more by emailing us at email@example.com or by attending a seminar.
The LQG Experience
The LQG Experience: Anna Shapoval
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
The LQG Experience: Sherifa Issifu
Sherifa Issifu – Analyst, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices
The LQG Experience: Karlson Lau
The LQG Experience: Chun Wang
My first year with the LQG has been absolutely delightful. The international feel is unparalleled. I heard more foreign accents in one autumn seminar than my entire 2 decades of experience with the Q group in the states. The collegiate close-knit atmosphere at every seminar is very welcoming and I have made some fascinating high-caliber friends in a short period of time. I love the witty yet pointed questions at the seminars as well as the outstanding organization of LQG! I look forward to many more exciting talks ahead!
The LQG Experience: Tom Mann
Pim van Vliet’s presentation on gold investing was excellent. All of his observations and insights were backed up by rigorous analysis of the relevant data. It was interesting that low volatility equity investing once again made a guest appearance as a solution for many portfolio construction problems.
Not only was the presentation excellent, but the audience interaction was top notch too. There were lots of really good questions from a highly informed and educated audience.
Yet another example of a top-notch event hosted by the London Quant Group: a high-quality speaker presenting on an interesting, worthwhile topic, with a great deal of excellent audience interaction. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, and look forward to LQG’s next event!
The LQG Experience: Vahid Rostamkhani
Before discovering the London Quant Group through friends, I did not anticipate finding such a community that was both insightful and welcoming.
Coming from an academic background, the LQG has provided me with a new perspective from the practitioner’s viewpoint.
It has also reminded me of the importance of always considering real-world applications in my research.
I am grateful to Rupert for ensuring a balance between the friendly community and rigorous discussions in the seminars.
Vahid Rostamkhani – PhD Candidate in Finance at LSE
The LQG Board
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 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 !
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.