Finance Cluster Seminar: Dr Rand Low

18 November, 2016 - 10:00 to 11:00
Joyce Ackroyd, Room 430

Event Information:
During this seminar, Rand will elaborate on the types of skill sets that are valuable to work as a “quant” on Wall St.  He will be discussing  the valuable subject material taught at UQ Business School and UQ, and the activities that were pivotal in him receiving several offers from investment banks and funds in New York.  Rand will elaborate upon the breadth of the UQ Alumni Network in NYC, especially with the UQ Rugby event and the UQ NYC alumni interview series that includes an interview between himself and Matthew McLennan. In this interview, Matthew discusses his career trajectory, advice for future UQ graduates, and the importance of giving back to the community as a major donor to the AIBE.  He will be discussing the contemporary issues affecting the US financial industry such as the regulatory environment, stress testing, and modelling approaches as used in risk management and investment portfolio construction.


Dr Rand Low

After completing his PhD, Dr. Rand Low received the highly-competitive UQ Research Fellowship for a 3-year study entitled “Portfolio optimization and risk management for financial crises”. During his fellowship, Rand published several papers on portfolio construction, risk management strategies, safe haven assets for investment portfolios, and trading strategies in both academic and industry journals.  During his research fellowship, Rand received the Australia Award – Endeavour Research Fellowship where he continued his research at New York University – Stern School of Business working with Professor Anthony Lynch and Professor Andrew Patton on applying copulas in dynamic optimization applications.

UQ Business School Honorary Fellow profile, click here.