The MSc in Quantitative Finance develops the specialised skills required to implement theory in areas such as quantitative analysis, financial research, quantitative asset management, derivatives structuring, financial programming and risk management.
As such, it will equip you with a rigorous understanding of the theory behind Asset Pricing, and Fixed Income Securities with relevant applications using various computer software including programming languages. The programme focuses very much on forecasting i.e. econometrics, numerical methods and also covers risk management.
The demand for recruits with strong quantitative skills has spread beyond the pure derivatives area, and graduates from the course move into a range of careers in the financial sector. Cass's proximity to the City of London helps graduates to access outstanding career opportunities, especially as Cass has close links with many City institutions.
Although investment and hedge funds remain the biggest users and innovators in quantitative finance, other financial sectors such as commercial banking, insurance and fund management are now keenly interested. Fund managers and hedge funds, for example, make extensive use of quantitative techniques to develop trading strategies, optimise portfolios and assess risk.