Thalesians, and other events

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Thalesians, London

2012 September 12.

Chia Tan on “Practical Financial Modeling”.

Abstract: Financial modelling is not a competition in the mastery of complexity. Rather, the aim is to come up with the simplest models adequate to capture salient market features of traded products. There exists a wide gulf between material covered by traditional books and market practice. Of course, it is possible to search through a sea of papers to gain the required knowledge. In this talk, I propose to bring home some key considerations in financial modelling in equities, interest rates and foreign exchange, to give the audience an anchor when considering the relevant topics. And I will endeavour to stick to the concept of introducing no more complexity than necessary.

More details at The Thalesians

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Battle of the Quants

2012 September 10-11, London.

The website is


2012 September 18, The Counting House.

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14-10 Club

2012 September 20.

Jerome Gauntlett: Strings, black holes and quantum field theory

Michael Woolridge: Cooperation, Competition and Computing: The Prisoner’s Dilemma And All That

Details at the 14-10 website.

14-10 Club

2012 October 11.

Rosemary Bailey

Details at the 14-10 website.

Value-at-Risk versus Expected Shortfall

2012 October 30-31, London.

30th: “Addressing the critical challenges and issues raised by the Basel proposal to replace VaR with Expected Shortfall”

31st: “Variability in Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall” led by Patrick Burns

Details at CFP Events.

14-10 Club

2012 November 1.

Andy Haldane, Gordon Woo

Details at the 14-10 website.

Finance with R Workshop

2012 November 6-7, London.

Presenters will be Patrick Burns and Ronald Hochreiter.

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City Book Fair

2012 November 12-15. London.

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The website is

Performance, Risk and Regulation

2012 November 14-15, London.

Details at

Computational and Financial Econometrics

2012 December 1-3, Oveido, Spain

Abstracts accepted until 2012 September 21.

The conference websiite is

14-10 Club

2012 December 6

Jon Danielsson, James Sefton

Details at the 14-10 website.

useR! 2013

2013 July 10-12, La Mancha.

The conference website is

Previously Announced

London Quant Group Autumn Seminar

2012 September 9-12 in Oxford.  The event page.

Even more events

MoneyScience has an events calendar.

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