European Best Quant Finance Thesis Award 2021

TopQuants in cooperation with Quants.NL and EY announce the 2021 edition of the


Call for submission

Master 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, financial markets modelling, fintech, data analytics, as well as topics in pension industry, asset management and insurance. Graduates of any MSc program in EU can submit their work; academic or industry supervisors also can submit outstanding theses on behalf of the graduate

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 1, 2020 and November 1, 2021.

The deadline for submission is November 1st, 2021, 23:59 CET.

The three finalists will be chosen by the jury of top quant finance professionals. These three finalists, as well as the three finalists from the last year’s edition, will present their work and the winners of the 2020 and 2021 awards will be decided on the next Quant Careers Symposium which is planned to be held in Amsterdam on November 25, 2021. The laureates will be invited to a TopQuants symposium to give presentations of their work.

As always, the author of the winning thesis will receive the award of €2500. 

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