Subject

Computational finance

Blending computation, economics and finance.

Computational finance
We deliver rigorous training in the principles of quantitative finance and microeconomics along with computational skills. 

We place a strong emphasis on empirical work, making use of big data which incorporates the full real-time record of all trading activity in a particular market. We are an interdisciplinary and laboratory-based teaching and research centre. Staff have experience both in industry and in advertising the UK Government.

Why study here?
  • You will be taught by experts from industry, including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Invesco and Bank of England.
  • Use our cutting-edge technology among an interdisciplinary community.
  • Our research-led teaching is informed by the needs of the computational finance industry.
We offer supervision: in agent-based modelling of financial markets; computational risk management; high-frequency finance; and the use of computational-intelligence methods for investment decision making. 

We provide a vibrant research environment so our PhD students publish papers in prestigious international conferences and often attract the attention of industry and government. Our graduates have gone on to become quantitative analysts, portfolio managers and software engineers at institutions such as HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities.

Why study here?
  • Our highly cross-disciplinary syllabus incorporates the latest research in the field.
  • Gain practical hands-on skills and undertake projects alongside industry experts.
  • Develop professional networks with our strong industry and Government links.
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