University of Minnesota
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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


Special Event

51st Actuarial Research Conference (ARC) 2016
July 27 – 30

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Roman Borisov

Allianz Investment Management - Minneapolis MN
MFM Class of 2014

Along with the material in the classes, many instructors provided lists of additional literature that helped me prepare for the work I am doing now. Essentially, the MFM program provided a general overview of many topics in quantitative finance without delving deep into the specifics. This allowed me to choose a direction in which I wanted to specialize.

MCFAM is the University of Minnesota’s Center for all Financial and Actuarial programs and initiatives within the College of Science and Engineering's School of Mathematics. We provide students, prospective employers and the overall financial mathematics, actuarial and academic communities the benefit of an interdisciplinary and structured framework that combines faculty and industry expertise in shaping academic, professional and competitive excellence and integrity.

MCFAM Advantage

  • World Renowned Mathematics Faculty
  • Balanced Coursework, Mix of Faculty and Industry Instructors
  • Strong Network of Distinguished Lecturers
  • Collaborative Academic and Industry Relationship
  • Great Employment Opportunities
  • Excellent Career Development Support and Placement
More details on the MCFAM Advantage page.

Our Mission

  • Provide professional mathematics programs, academic and career advancement support that meets regional, national and international best practices.
  • Establish a working environment that enables professional interactions between MCFAM students, academics and members of the financial and actuarial mathematics industry.
  • Promote cross training for well-rounded financial and actuarial mathematics graduates.
  • Encourage industrial research and development to solve ongoing problems in the field and create new products using University developed tools.