The «Quantitative Management Initiative (QMI)» aims at creating synergies between quantitative management firms, academia and market authorities in order to achieve excellence in research.
It is difficult for small management firms to identify academic partners and to attract high profiles graduates. Although many of those students are trained in France, but they often prefer to move to London or New York. 8 firms located in Paris have created the QuantValley association in 2010. This association propose a sustainable and responsible ecosystem to promote quantitative finance, to favor research and its applications in terms of risk management.
QuantValley, associated with GFI and UBS, has launched the « Quantitative Management Initiative (QMI) », managed by Gaëlle Le Fol Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine and hosted by the Fondation du Risque headed by André Lévy Lang.
To optimize the cooperation between professionals and researchers, the initiative will organized workshops and conferences with the support of it academic partners, Université Paris-Dauphine and ENSAE - French National School of Statistics and Administration.