Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance
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Sahil Puri
Quantitative Analyst
Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) group
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

"The one and half year course on Financial Engineering that I attended at IIQF is one of the best courses available in the Indian market. Much more rigorous than CQF and more Quant Finance orientated than a CFA. It has a wonderful faculty most of whom are former PhDs from Stanford or Professors in Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). The course offers various insights and allows multiple programming languages. It allows Open book Testing culture which allows students to focus on applying the theory to very real problems. This course overall has provided me with a solid mathematical foundation, enabled me to understand how the theory translates to practical problems and finally to get a great offer in a equity quant research team."

Lalitha Duru
Morgan Stanley

"Thanks a lot IIQF and the lecturers. PGPFE course helped me in moving to Semi Quant team internally. Lectures are very informative and covered wide range of complex topics building from fundamentals to very advanced levels. Very refreshing experience."

Anand Kumar
Deputy Manager

"I had attended the program in Certificate Program in Derivative Valuations and Risk Analytics using MS Excel and VBA Programming for Finance by Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. I would highly recommend for professionals in finance, risk and statistics. I have gained immensely from the program specially from Credit and Market Risk, got a job in Credit Risk Modeling profile in Mumbai due to this course and like to thank IIQF for the same. Special Thanks to "Abhijit Biswas" he was excellent, dedicated and very Knowledgeable. I wish them success in all their future programs."

Dr. Abdalla Iris
Risk and Investment Manager
Bank Deposit Security Fund (BDSF) Sudan

"Thanks Mr. Nitish for giving me the opportunity to attend the second batch this very much appreciated. Regarding course evaluation without doubt it was a very fruitful experience for me and Mr. Ravi was very kind and helpful for all the participants. We were very lucky to be taught by Mr. Ravi I think he is well qualified and experience not just in delving the excel and corporate finance but his ability to convey his knowledge and experience to the participants. If I were to give him a score for sure it will be excellent. Once again I would like to thank Mr. Ravi and Mr. Nitish and please extend my thanks to IIQF and I hope to attend more courses in the coming future. Best regards."

Haraprasad Dash
Copal Amba (A Moody's Analytics Company)

After completing my M.Sc in computational finance, I joined the Applied Mathematical Finance for Engineers (AMFE) program at IIQF. It was really a practical and industry oriented program. The things I learnt during the course helped me getting my first job at I-peritus. IIQF keeps word about course quality and brings real cutting edge quant technologies used in the industry to their courses. The faculties are leading practioners from the industry, IIQF also provides good placement support. Thanks for the guidance and support given by the IIQF faculty team and special thanks to Mr. Nitish and Mr. Abhijit for their guidance, which has really helped me in improving my interpersonal and technical skills that was required for cracking interviews. During the course and even after completion of the course I have always approached the faculty if I had any doubt, especially Mr. Abhijit, he has been guiding me all the time. I will recommend this course to all those students who wants to build a career in Quant/Structured product/ Risk Management. In fact I have already recommended this course to my juniors.

Harjinder Singh
Software Development Engineer,
Audible Inc., New York
Previously Technology Analyst,
Goldman Sachs, New York

"I will recommend the 'Certificate in Applied Mathematics for Engineers' to those who want to start their careers in the field of quantitative finance. The program teaches you basics as well as advanced concepts of quantitative finance keeping you abreast with the latest developments in the field. It also focuses on the practical implementation of the models using Excel/VBA. The faculty at IIQF is comprised of both academicians and practitioners who bring their research and experience into the teaching. This program has helped me understand the esoteric field of derivatives and pricing models. It has certainly helped me enhance my career aspirations."

Vinoo Venkatesh
Senior Associate
Ernst and Young

"Quality of lectures was good, and so was the Instructor. Instructor clearly explained all concepts and the course was also helpful."

Salman Thobani
Fixed Income Analyst

"Thank you so much for the placement assistance that helped me secure a place in Risk Management. Again, thank you for very much for referring me for the position of Market risk analyst. I am grateful for the time you spent reviewing my CV and recommending me for the position. I greatly appreciate the assistance you have provided me."

"I cleared FRM part 1. Please convey my heartiest gratitude to all the faculties and all the staff who have managed the coaching. Big Thank you to you for managing it seamlessly."

Shashikala Shetty
Vice President at RBS

"Thank you for all the support extended which helped me to clear the Part 1 in the first attempt. Thanks a lot and best wishes to keep up the services."

Gomathi Vijayan
Manager at RBI

"I passed the frm level 1 course. Huge thanks to the IIQF team."

Jezreel Pannikot
Senior Manager at Ariston Capital Services

I had attended the program in Certificate Program in Advanced Financial Modelling using MS Excel and VBA Programming by Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. I would highly recommend it not only for its content, which is very relevant for professionals in finance, risk and statistics, but also for the sincerity and passion with which Mr. Abhijit Biswas taught us. Can u think of a course where the students have to remind the professor for a break ! His teaching style is very lucid and the build up to the lectures excellent. Ditto for the other professors. I have gained immensely from the program and like to thank IIQF for the same. I wish them success in all their future programs.

Abbas Gillitwalla, FRM
Vice President, Kotak Securities

I had attended Abhijit Biswas Sir's VBA - Financial modelling classes sometime during last year. I'm sending this email to say thanks to you and Abijit Sir as I used that knowledge and automated process at my workplace and saved time, for which I was recognized by my manager. Please pass on my thanks to Abhijt Sir.

Deepika Katare
Senior Analyst, Nomura

Glad to inform you that I have cleared FRM Part II examination held in May 2013, with better quartiles as compared to Part I. Indeed IIQF has been of great help in the preparation of Part II exam. Without its help it would have really been difficult to cover such a vast syllabus in such a short time, which got further complicated by delay in publication of study resources. I would, through you like to thank each and every lecturer of IIQF who have shared, not only their knowledge, but also their practical experience, thereby adding value to the study. Also thanking you all who are tirelessly working behind the scenes. The timelines demanded lectures to be structured such that it was both hectic as well as demanding for you as well as us, the participants. However I enjoyed those 3 months as it has added a lot of value in terms of knowledge through interaction with your team of lecturers who are stalwarts in their own fields.

Nilesh Gaudana
Manager - Credit, ICICI Bank

Mohsin Khan
Lead Associate - Financial Analyst, Tata Power Company Limited

I would like to express my appreciation for VBA programming for Finance conducted by IIQF. The content of this course is industry relevant and suitable for aspirants who want to learn programming for developing applications related to their work in finance. Even though I didn't have any prior knowledge of programming; I could understand it because of their excellent teaching pedagogy and expert faculty. The faculty was very considerate & enthusiastic in solving queries and made sure that we understand the concept before moving on to the next topic. I would highly recommend the Programme to candidates who wants to learn and enhance their understanding of VBA or build up the knowledge to apply VBA techniques in areas like Fixed Income, Derivatives, Risk Management etc.

Milind Mungekar
Senior Bank Treasury Professional

"My experience with IIQF has been extremely satisfactory. Coaching is imparted by committed, confident and honest tutors, who are experts in their own domains. Special Thanks to "Abhijit Biswas" he was excellent very useful and enjoyable. Covered all we needed to know about the subject, it will help a lot in my job. Definitely recommend to others, it was very informative and easy to understand."

I am happy to inform you that I have received an Interview call from LSE, NYU Courant School and IE Spain. Your AMFE course course has helped me a lot and really improved my profile. I thank you for the same. You have been very helpful in the past few months.

Siddharth Ojha
Standard Chartered Bank

I am Amit Shah from the FRM L2 batch. And I am happy to announce that I have cleared the Nov 2012 FRM Level II exam. This was my second attempt for Level II as for my 1st attempt I had done classes elsewhere and I couldn't clear. Your classes has amazingly helped me improve my caliber. The faculties were really nice and the mock test were good enough to test my knowledge and make me realize my weaknesses.

Thanking you, Best regards.
Amit Shah

I was an IIQF student for FRM Level 1 exam (Nov'12) and now I am planning to appear for Level 2 in November 2013. I am based in Dubai now and trust me, without IIQF I feel handicapped. I bought a video series of Bionic Turtle but the guy is just busy reading slides. No proper explanation, no examples. I really need your advice on how to prepare for Level 2. Is there any online classroom training kind of a facility or a Video series that IIQF offers?

Janish Gangar

Nimisha Sharma
Analyst, Global Valuation Group,
Deutsche Bank

First of all I would like to thank you for providing me a chance of being part of Derivatives Valuation and Risk Analytics program offered my IIQF .It is indeed incredibly informative and value added program for people like us, who are aspiring to make career in the field of risk analytic's and Quantitative Modelling .The personal guidance given by Abhijit Sir and other faculty members are rarely found and was extremely helpful.

I would like to thank IIQF team for the excellent training and guidance they provided me for clearing the FRM exam. The extensive support helped me a lot in clearing the FRM part 1 and 2 exam.

Nimesh Gandhi
MBA Student

It is with great pleasure that I wish to tell you that I have cleared FRM level - 1 exam that I appeared on 18th May,2012. This success would not have been possible without IIQF. The help and guidance that I received from the faculty at IIQF was commendable. All the faculty members were very knowledgeable and gave relevant examples from the real world.

Thanks a lot
Akshay Angadi
MBA - I, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

I am glad to let you know that I have passed FRM L1. Thanks for all the help and support. Please pass my thanks and regards to all the faculty members.

Supratim Mitra
BA Continuum

One good decision I took was to join IIQF for FRM 2009 training. Certainly the guidance I received from IIQF was just superb. The faculty team was very knowledgeable and also very very helpful, if you have any doubts you can call them up or go and meet them in person or send an email they are always available. For any exam individual effort matters a lot but if you have a guidance like that from IIQF it certainly helps a lot.

Thank you
Senior IT Professional, Pursuing his Ph.D.

A big thank you to you, Abhijit and other professors. This success wouldn't have been possible without your guidance.

Natasha DSouza
Research Associate, Dawnay Day AV Analytics

Thanks for the guidance and the support given by the team including Abhijit, which really helped me to clear my exams.

Kind Regards
Parul Parekh
Asst. Vice President, Merrill Lynch

I have cleared the FRM Full Exam. Thanx for your support and guidance.

Preeti Sachdeva
Credit Manager, HDFC Bank

Many thanks! IIQF paved the way for me. I appreciate the help & guidance!

Abhishek Mehrotra
Senior Associate, Morgan Stanley

Thank you very much for your wonderful class and guidance. It has helped me in my preparation for FRM Level I.

Best Regards
Kiran Gudekota
Senior Manager, GRC Practice, Wipro

The IIQF lectures were very informative and helped me strengthen my concepts for the FRM exam. Abhijit was extremely helpful and often went out of his way to clear any doubts we had. He was highly knowledgeable about the subject and his lectures were lucid and enlightening.

Prashanth Chandrasekhar
Analyst KPMG

IIQF is one of the best training institutes in India for clearing FRM exam. Last year, I attended all the classes at IIQF and just followed IIQF materials & GARP Handbook for 2008 exam, and cleared the exam. Relevent experts from the corporate world take the classes, and not only follow the required topics, but also extend it with real world scenarios. I recommend IIQF for all FRM aspirants from India.

Amit Roy
e-Nxt Financials, a TATA enterprise

I would like to thank IIQF for the excellent training and guidance they provided me for clearing the FRM exam. The faculty team are industry experts with very good domain knowledge and superb teaching skills. The classroom sessions helped me immensely and the faculty were available for guidance even beyond the regular classroom sessions and helped me in clearing any doubts that I had. The extensive support helped me a lot in clearing the FRM exam.

Leading PSU Bank

Studying at IIQF has helped me in many ways in cracking the most challenging test in Risk Industry i.e. FRM. This intitute has provided me with the educational building blocks needed to succeed in this rewarding industry. The small class size and the personal attention that I received at IIQF from the instructors like Mr. Abhijit & Basesh, made me feel more comfortable and confident in my preparation for FRM. Also, the materials & the course at IIQF is very well-presented and constructed - each module building on the next. Hence, I personally recommend everyone who is preparing for FRM, to join IIQF.

Thanks & Regards
Varun Jain
PGDBM-Finance Student (Delhi)

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