International Association of Financial Engineers

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International Association of Financial Engineers

A professional organization for persons who engage in financial engineering, which is broadly defined as the study of financial theory and mathematical and computer applications of the same. The IAFE was established in 1992 and consists of academics and market practitioners worldwide. Among other activities, it holds educational events, provides a venue for the discussion of research, and holds networking opportunities for members. It also presents the Financial Engineer of the Year Award.
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The IAFE is the not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field.
The IAFE is an excellent organization that has throughout its existence done an outstanding job of promoting and supporting the development of financial theory, and the implementation of new research in practice.
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Bob Jarrow, our director of research, was IAFE Financial Engineer of the Year in 1997.