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Morgan Stanley’s Peter Carr, Noted Derivatives Expert, to Chair NYU Tandon Finance and Risk Engineering

One of Morgan Stanley’s top quants is returning to his academic roots full time, as chair of one of the world’s oldest and largest financial engineering programs. The NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced it appointed Peter P. Carr...

NYU Tandon Team Excels in Prestigious International Trading Competition

NYU Tandon's Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) team placed 8th in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition, the most important international applied finance competition. The event took place from February 19-20 at the...

Triumphs in Trading

The University Trading Challenge (UTC), which is open to students in finance and economics programs from across the entire nation, provides a close simulation of real-world trading and allows participants to test their abilities to analyze,...

NYU School of Engineering Financial Risk Program Ranked among the Best in the Country

BROOKLYN, New York—In a newly published listing of the 25 best financial engineering master’s degree programs in the United States, the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering ranked fifth. Offered under the auspices of the...

FRE Department Announces New Assistant Professor

The Department of Finance and Risk Engineering is delighted to announce the addition of Dr. Andrew Papanicolaou to our faculty starting Fall 2015. Dr. Papanicolaou as born in New York City in 1980, attended public school in New Jersey until age...

More Than Bricks and Mortar

“Institutions are much more than bricks and mortar,” Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan said on September 8, at a gathering in honor of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s new faculty members. “They are also made of people...

Engineering Researcher Unearths Timely Advice for Portfolio Managers

Economists have long debated the risks and rewards of investing using the momentum strategy, an approach based on the belief that market trends will continue: that further gains will follow large increases in the price of a security and that...

Zhaoxia Xu Wins Economic Research Grant

The National Bureau of Economic Research Innovation Policy recently selected NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Zhaoxia Xu as one of two recipients worldwide of a research grant for the academic year 2014-2015. Xu, an assistant professor...

Research Examines Wealth Divide in Financial Markets

New research in quantitative finance indicates that the wealth divide in financial markets may be both mental and structural--not a matter of large investors’ access to faster computers for stock trading or a factor of their personal...

Finance and Risk Engineering Professors Take Two of Top Five SSRN Spots

Since 1994, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has provided a forum for sharing and distributing the work of scholars in a wide variety of fields, from cognitive science to law to economics and beyond. Each week, its administrators compile a...