London: Women in Quantitative Finance Conference (WQF), 18th October 2018

Women in Quantitative Finance Conference (WQF)

London: Thursday 18th October 2018

WBS Training are delighted to announce our new conference for 2018: Women in Quantitative Finance Conference (WQF). This conference will showcase the female talent within the existing quants community, and will discuss the current challenges for women in quantitative finance. Please note this is not a female only conference. 


Keynote: Helyette Geman

Director, Commodity Finance Centre

Birkbeck, University Of London

Katia Babbar

MD, Head of e-FX Algorithmic Trading, FX Product | CB Markets

Lloyds Banking Group

Jessica James

Managing Director

Commerzbank AG

Christoph Burgard

Head of Risk Analytics For Global Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sarah B Tremel

Global Head of Analytics, Global Valuation Group


O. Ediz Ozkaya (to be confirmed)

Executive Director, Machine Learning Labs, Securities 

Goldman Sachs

Lucia Cipolina Kun

Counterparty Credit Risk Analytics, Global Risk Management

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Roxana Simion

Risk Specialist

Prudential Regulation Authority (Bank of England)

Diana Ribeiro

Deputy Head of Rates Quantitative Research, CB Markets

Lloyds Banking Group

Abdel Lantere

Data Scientist, Quantitative Consultant


Nicole Sandler

FinTech and Regtech - EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs 


Paul Bilokon 

Founder, CEO,Thalesians 

Senior Quantitative Consultant, BNP Paribas 


Talent Attraction: What are QR Financial Services currently doing and what should they be doing to attract more female talent? What can recruitment companies do to help?

Talent Retention: What are QR Financial Services currently doing and what should they be doing to retain female talent? How important are the following:

  • Promotions/Career opportunities;
  • Pay gap elimination;
  • Agile/Flexible working.

Career Progression: Do you think that being a woman is a significant factor in slowing down career progression in QR Financial Services? If so, could this be avoided and how? 

Important Notes

Main Conference presentation files on USB memory sticks will be provided on arrival. The Main Conference files will also be made available for download via a password protected website before the event. Please print out each presentation if you wish to have hard copies before the conference and bring them with you. 

Also, Wi-Fi access will be available at the venue to view presentations on laptops and mobile devices.

  • 70% Student / Academic Discount (FULL-TIME Students / Professors Only)