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Quantitative Finance Seminars


The Thalesians Quantitative Finance Seminars are a series of talks for dedicated finance professionals to learn about state-of-the-art quantitative finance methodology from seasoned speakers.

We provide a unique opportunity for finance professionals to further their careers by sharing expertise and cross-pollinating new methodology and ideas in the wider context of the finance industry.

Come along to our seminars in Canary Wharf (LDN), Midtown Manhattan (NYC) or Budapest (BUD) and join us for a quantitative finance talk by a guest speaker followed by discussions and often also networking drinks.


Videos of some of the London talks are available: older videos in Flash format and downloadable in MP4 format for iPod/iTunes. Newer videos are available on this website and on our YouTube site.


The London seminars charge £15 at the door for events to cover the venue hire and other expenses. Admittance to the IAQF/Thalesians NYC seminars is strictly by online registration only and is $25 for non-IAQF members.


Forthcoming Seminars for 2017

Thalesians Seminar (London) — Oskar Mencer — Multiscale Dataflow Risk Computations on Hybrid Cloud

Oskar Mencer

Oskar Mencer

Date and Time

7:30 p.m. on Wednesday 25th January 2017


Ginger Room, Marriott Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, UK.

You can register for this event and pay online on


The finance industry is going through a transformative era with Amazon AWS leading the transformation on the IT side and governments leading the transformation on the regulatory side. The key driving forces are the reduction of cost and the reduction of risk. In this talk I will show how Multiscale Dataflow Computing partnering with the new Amazon EC2 F1 instance coupled with regulation-compliant compute-storage solutions with data lakes from our partner Hitachi Data Systems create an elastic hybrid cloud solution which minimizes both operational and financial, cost and risk.


Oskar Mencer. PhD, Stanford 2000, Thesis on Continued Fractions. Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Unix group (1127), Visiting Professor at Stanford in Geophysics, Member of Academic Staff at Imperial College London, fan of automatic differentiation, and PhD supervisor of Prof Haohuan Fu, the most recent winner of the Gordon Bell award, and CEO of Maxeler Technologies,

Thalesians Seminar (Frankfurt) — Thalesians Frankfurt 1st Open Stage Seminar



Date and Time

6:30 p.m. on Thursday 5th January 2017


PPI AG Office, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 79, Frankfurt Am Main.

You can register for this event and pay online on


In order to spare further time crowding towards year end and Xmas, we decided to slightly postpone the 2016 Q4 into early January - for a fresh start into the new year 2017!

And we'll start real fresh - with an experiment Thales would have enjoyed:

  • Thalesian's 1st Open Stage Seminar

We open up the stage - for you!

And for open discussion rounds on any hot topics in your mind!

Isn't there this new idea you work on and are keen to get out and known, and perhaps constructively discussed?

Isn't there this hot topic or nagging question you always wanted to elaborate on with bright guys around?

Then this is your chance! We invite suggestions for short presentations (15-30min) and discussion topics around:

  • Quantitative Finance
  • FinTech
  • Big Data & AI
  • Asset Management
  • Risk Management

As always, participation is free.


PPI AG Office, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 79, Frankfurt Am Main

Thursday, January 5, at 6.30pm CET

Looking forward to see you Jan 5 - and to talk/discuss/debate/enlighten together!

Past Seminars

Seminars from 2016

Seminars from 2015

Seminars from 2014

Seminars from 2013

Seminars from 2012

Seminars from 2011

Seminars from 2010

Seminars from 2009

Our old events page is here

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