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How I Became a Quant - Washington DC

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 7:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom Panel



Financial Engineers Give a Personal View of Their Careers in Quantitative Finance

A Series of Panel Discussions for Students Interested in a Career in Quantitative Finance

Virtual Event

In Partnership with

The George Washington University

School of Business


Ali Arar, Fimineco

Lipika Hayet, Capital One


Stephen Young, Wells Fargo

Registration is Free!

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Panelist Biographies

Ali Arara graduate of the Masters of Science in Finance from GW had held several quantitative positions over a 20 years period.  Started with the introduction of loans securitization to the IFC portfolio, and then assumed several positions at Citigroup in the Decision Management division for the Global Consumer Group, a $1.6T portfolio managed by data driven strategies mapped to individual countries.  Established analytical teams in different countries and implemented a robust quantitative discipline to data mining and strategy derivation. Since 2006, he has established fimineco, an Investment Management boutique portfolio of businesses in technology, trading, online marketplace, security, analytics and cloud computing. Ali received an education in Law, and Political Science from Lebanon, BS in Business and Information systems from Xavier University, and GW MSF..  Along the years, Ali has worked with state of the art analytical packages like SAS, Matlab, and programmed with several languages.  Currently uses Python and R on Ubuntu grid.

Lipika Hayet is a Senior Risk Manager for Consumer Credit Risk Management Group of Capital One.  She is responsible for acting as a risk advisor and building robust governance framework. Additionally, she is responsible for mitigating Regulatory Risk by conducting impact studies on regulations, where necessary, building frameworks to be compliant with the regulation, and integrating these frameworks into the all impacted businesses.  Prior to joining Capital One, Ms. Hayet worked at Fannie Mae and for the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve.  Ms. Hayet holds a M.S. in Finance and Bachelors in MIS, both from The George Washington University.