Best Quant Finance Thesis Award 2019

TopQuants in cooperation with Quants.NL and EY announce the 2019 edition of the


Call for submission

Master students, graduates and their supervisors are invited to submit high quality MSc theses in any topic in quantitative finance, e.g. market, credit and operational risk, derivatives and financial markets modelling, fintech and data analytics, pension, asset management and insurance. Students of any MSc program can submit their work; academic or industry supervisors also can submit outstanding theses on behalf of the student.

The special focus of this year’s award is Interplay between Quant Finance, Technology and Regulation. There will be a special award for the best thesis describing how quantitative finance and technology helped to solve a financial regulation problem, such as fraud and money laundering, privacy and confidentiality, regulatory capital, financial stability and other regulation-related issues.

All submitted theses must have a clear quantitative finance focus, contain high quality original theoretical and/or empirical work and the thesis must be finalized in the period between October 15th, 2018 and October 15, 2019.

The deadline for submission is October 16th, 2019, 23:59 CET.

The three finalists, chosen by the jury of top quant finance professionals, will pitch their thesis at the annual Quant Careers Symposium in Amsterdam in mid-November 2019. During the event, the winner will be chosen by the same jury. An invitation for the event with the exact date and place will follow in due course.

The author of the winning thesis will receive the award of €2500.

The candidates should submit their thesis by emailing the original PDF to Additional information can be provided by Dr. Svetlana Borovkova: