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Speaker Series Seminars

In the Speaker Series, we invite industry professionals to be guest speakers for selected lectures, talks and seminars.

These sessions are particularly valuable, as they give students special insight into the field of real-world Financial Engineering, how the theoretical directly impacts reality. The first-hand industry experiences of the speakers also offer students a glimpse of what the industry is like and what to expect, so that they are better prepared for the industry.​


Past Seminars


​"Applying Deep Reinforcement Learning to Finance: Dynamic Portfolio Optimization"
Speaker: Dr Sakyasingha Dasgupta, CTO and interim CEO, Neuri
​Date: 15 March 2019​


​"Interview Skills Career Readiness Workshop and Practical tips and hands-on practices with Alumni"
Speaker: Ms Jenny Lie, Senior Consultant & Corporate Trainer, Imageworks
​Date: 17 January 2019​


​"Risk Management"
Speaker: Mike Lim
​Date: 23 November 2018​

"Feedback for A Sneak-Peek into an Algorithmic Trading System and Trading Strategies, Back-testing & Performance​"
Speaker: Mr Nitesh Khandelwal, CEO, QuantInsti,
Mr Prodipta Ghosh, Vice President, QuantInsti
Date: 11 September 2018

"Commodity Market: Positioning Analytics"
Speaker: Mr Mark Keenan, Managing Director, Global Commodities Strategist, SocGen
Date: 23 November 2017

"Ethereum & Me​"
Speaker: Dr. Suiunbek Ibraev, Head, Market Risk Quant, OCBC
Date: 21 November 2017

"Career as Portfolio Manager & Industry trends"
Speaker: Ms Anubhuti Gupta, Pan Asia Deputy chief Investment Officer for Rosenberg Equities, AXA Investment Managers
Date: 13 January 2017

"Black 76: 40 Years Later​"
Speaker: dr. suiunbek ibraev
head, market risk quant, oCBC
Date: 30 november 2016
​​Speaker Profile:

Dr. Ibraev has more than 15 years of investment banking experience. He worked in Frankfurt, London and Singapore as a front office quant in Dresdner Kleinwort, Commerzbank, VTB Capital, ANZ specialising in interest rates and foreign exchange exotics. Models developed by Dr. Ibraev had been used for real time pricing, hedging and risk management.

He currently heads market risk management analytics team at OCBC Bank. Dr. Ibraev oversees model validation and risk methodologies, e.g. VaR and CRE. He holds PhD in Global Optimisation from University of Wuppertal, Germany.


"Risk Management"
Speaker: mike lim
Date: 25 November 2016

" Securitisation from a Practitioner's Perspective"
Speaker: colin chen
managing director and head, structured debt solution, DBS Bank
Date: 27 septermber 2016
​​Speaker Profile:

He was previously the Head of Securitization and Financial Engineering at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ., Ltd where he successfully expanded the firm’s presence in non-Japan Asia.  He started his career at the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1995 and was involved in establishing and building out the Asian Asset Backed Finance business for Asia and has held similar senior positions at CIBC World Markets and Bank of America.

Colin has worked in the public, private and asset backed CP markets and has transaction experience in auto receivables, mortgages, credit cards, consumer loans, trade receivables, leases and collateralized loan and bond obligations.

He is currently serving as the Association of Banks in Singapore’s Chairman of the Standing Committee on Covered Bonds and elected as the European Covered Bond Council’s Chairman of the Global Issues Working Group.  Colin also chairs the Structured Credit Committee at the Asian Securities and Financial Markets Association and sits on the board of the China Securitisation Forum.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of Canberra and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

"Trades Gone Wrong"
Speaker: christopher peck, partner, maiora asset management
Date: 5 march 2016

"Innovation In Financial Services"
Speaker: Anju
Date: 22 january 2016

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