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London to Host HSE Postgraduates for Internships

Three scholarships are being offered to HSE postgraduate students by the FMIM Centre for Qualitative Finance, which was created this summer by HSE’s >International Laboratory of Quantitative Finance (ILQF) together with London-based investment company FMIM.

Participants of the scholarship programme must plan on writing dissertations devoted to financial mathematics, preferably to the optimization of securities portfolios, optimal stopping and the optimal control of stochastic processes in algorithmic trading.

‘Talking with postgraduate students in Moscow, I understood that the majority of them combine work and study, and their professional life is connected with things far removed from the topic of their dissertation. This type of situation is particularly characteristic of those who have chosen the financial mathematics track. The postgraduate programme at our Centre must, on the one hand, combine the mathematical power of the Russian school of probability, while on the other it must present our guys with the opportunity to put their academic achievements into practice – in other words, make their theoretical strategies practical. In a certain sense, this is similar to the connection between theoretical and experimental physics,” comments the director of the FMIM Centre for Qualitative Finance, Elena Boguslavskaya.

The Centre is offering postgraduate students three-year scholarships. According to the contract’s terms, students must spend at least four months of the year in London, working as interns at FMIM. Students will receive additional pay for this, and travel and accommodation in London are paid for by FMIM. In Moscow, the students will work at the ILQF. Entrance exams for the postgraduate programme will take place as usual. The application deadline is September 15, and the programme begins November 1.

Another project of the FMIM Centre for Qualitative Finance is a paid FMIM internship in London for alumni of HSE’s bachelor’s and master’s programmes. The internship is connected with statistical data analysis. The internship will last for between three and 12 months, and travel and accommodation are paid for by FMIM. More information on openings and application requirements can be found here

Anastasia Chumak, HSE News Service

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