This article accompanies Risk.net’s updated guide to the world’s leading quantitative finance master’s programmes. The full guide and a ranking of the top 15 courses can be found here.
I recently found myself in a room full of very young – and very bright – master’s in finance students at a top-tier university. I decided to conduct a quick straw poll. I asked whether the assembled grads had heard of the 2012 London Whale incident, in which JP Morgan lost $6.2 billion on a credit derivatives