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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


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Upcoming Events

  • Dr. Chris Bemis - Interpreting the Impact of Constraints in Certain Portfolio Optimization Problems, September 26, 2014 
  • FMA - Networking and LinkedIn, October 3, 2014 
  • Dr. Arkady Shemyakin - Mortgage Backed Securities, October 3, 2014 
  • Testimonials

    Ta Sheng (Mac) Weng

    Green Tree Investment Management, LLC - St. Paul, MN
    MFM Class of 2012
    Taipei, Taiwan

    I got a good background in linear contracts, arbitrage, valuation of options, delta hedging, value at risk and volatility estimation. The year-long coding course brought me up to a much higher level of coding which I am using all the time at work. The people in Minnesota are wonderful. It has been a great place to start my life and career in the United States.

    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.