TopQuants is a non-profit networking organization – by quants for quants. TopQuants was initiated in 2011 by quantitative analysts (quants) based in the Netherlands.
The mission of TopQuants is to foster the professional exchange between quants – across organizations and asset classes, with a focus on recent developments in model building and validation, and with the due attention for risk-managerial and regulatory aspects.
TopQuants focusses mainly on pricing and risk models for financial derivatives and those aspects of credit and couterparty risk particulary relevant for traded products. TopQuants aims to serve the quants working at banks and quantitative advisory firms, but many TopQuants activities may also be of interest to professional colleagues from pension funds, insurance and other similar financial institutions, as well as to those from the related regulatory authorities and academia.
TopQuants believes that it can help to stimulate such a professional exchange in various ways – by holding symposia (once or twice a year), by organizing informal get-togethers, by hosting the TopQuants webpage including a bulletin board etc.
TopQuants is also what you make of it! If you are a quant based in the Netherlands, please contact us and let us know your suggestions. You are also welcome to join one of our informal meetings, usually held every few weeks not too far from the Amsterdam Zuidas.
TopQuants is still in its start-up phase, with lots of opportunities to give the organization shape. We are looking forward to your contributions!
For more information please contact: TopQuants.
Martin Van Buren
Marieke Van der Klip