The Federal Reserve is set to end its economic stimulus program [quantitative easing] in October, bringing to an end the controversial five-year-old scheme even as officials said there were signs that the US economy was still in trouble.
Controversial from the outset, QE was designed to keep long-term interest rates down and encourage investors to back stocks or corporate debt in order to stimulate the economy. Stock markets have hit record highs under QE yet the unemployment rate remains high and there are continuing signs of weakness in the wider economy.
Last year, Andrew Huszar, a senior fellow at Rutgers Business School and a former manager of the Fed’s mortgage-backed security purchase programme, called for an end to QE in an article for the Wall Street Journal. He said it had helped Wall Street far more than Main Street. Critics in Congress and elsewhere have also worried that QE will create another financial bubble or excessive inflation.
Leading experts in economics, finance and risk will discuss the sovereign debt crisis with a specific look at the Federal Reserve’s approach to the situation on Jan. 27 during an annual summit hosted by Rutgers Business School’s Master of Quantitative Finance Program.
The International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management will honor Rutgers Business School Professor Cheng-Few Lee for his contributions to corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures and risk management.
After a lively panel discussion with some of the leading "quants" in the finance industry at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), students had a chance to network with Rutgers alumni and other finance professionals on the famed NYSE trading floor during the 2nd Annual Quant Summit hosted by Rutgers Business School’s Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) program.
Further strengthening its ties to Wall Street and bringing its Thought Leadership series to the heart of the finance industry, the Rutgers Business School Master of Quantitative Finance program hosted its Second Annual MQF Quant Summit at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Rutgers Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) Program was featured in an article by Financial Advisor magazine article, "Wall Street Pays Up for Quants." Larry Keating, director of career management at Rutgers MQF program was quoted in the article saying that the demand for quantitative analyst graduates was particularly sharp within the risk and consulting segments of financial firms, “such as th
Rutgers Business School’s Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) program has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Quant Schools in 2012” according to a panel of Wall Street experts. The ranking was conducted by Advanced Trading seeking the elite quant programs in 2012 that “do the best job of preparing candidates for quant jobs on the Street.”
CHICAGO -The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced that the next event in its university outreach program, The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options, will be at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ on Friday, April 13.