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IIQF - India's First Quant Finance Institute

  • Since 2006

IIQF Student Reviews

  • Sahil Puri
    Quantitative Analyst
    Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) group
    Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    "The 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."

  • Godliving Maro
    Head of Risk - NBC Tanzania
    (CPQFRM Program Alumni)

    "The course was excellent, I would personally continue selling it in Tanzania."

  • Abhijeet Vaze
    Working as a Quant in a leading MNC

    "I had enrolled for the CP-QFRM course at IIQF. It was six months of pure pleasure learning cutting edge, current market relevant Quant and Risk Management practises, philosophies and techniques. Brilliant team of lecturers coming straight from leading market entities in the Investment and Risk space. After completing this course I was able to successfully realise my desire to effect a career change towards Risk Analytics and Risk Modelling, after almost 13 years of experience. It has given me a successful start and also equipped me to consolidate my career as a result of hands on skills acquired. Not just CQFRM® but other courses also I would say are very apt and highly recommended!!"

  • Shubhaditya Dutta
    Quantitative Research Team
    Deloitte

    "I had attended the Certificate Program in Derivative Valuations and Risk Analytics conducted by Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. I was previously working with a Registered Investment Advisory (proprietary firm) as a Quantitative Analyst. This program is very relevant for risk professionals with a specialization in OTC valuations. The content of he course is very practical for various asset class derivative valuation models and the codes and resources of the model can be utilized to build a foundation for Derivative Valuation Modelling. Lectures are very interactive with its content being useful for python modelling from scratch and prepare for Valuation and Model Validation quant roles. Further, the faculty and Mr. Nitish Mukherjee (Course Coordinator) has been quite helpful in providing required guidance and connections to get familiar with the industry practices."

  • Rohan Deodhar, FRM®
    Analyst, Nomura

    "I am thankful to IIQF for helping me achieve my goal to move to quant risk role. What attracted me to Financial Engineering course at IIQF was the content of the program. It covered Mathematics, Machine Learning, Numerical Methods with Python modelling and helped me to move to Quant Risk role something I wanted to achieve."

  • Shyam Nayma
    Nomura

    "I had attended the Program in Derivative Valuations and Risk Analytics conducted by Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. Before joining I was working with one the of broking firm for long time and was looking for change the field. IIQF's relevant & up to date program helped me a lot in sharpening my skills and getting desired profile at NOMURA. I would highly recommend this program for its content, which is very relevant for professionals in finance & risk. Additionally Nitish Mukherjee from IIQF has put in lots of efforts to share & recommend my profile to various organizations and finally I got opportunity to work with Nomura, where also my profile was considered after Nitish's personal recommendation."

  • Karthik suriyanarayanan
    Specialist Business Analysis,BNY Mellon

    "I recently pursued the certificate program in financial engineering course from IIQF. Structuring of topics was focused and also in order to enable one learn from the primary to the advanced concepts. Faculty members were very good and offered to assist at all points and covered the aspects of the curriculum in a concise manner. Primer for this course is very helpful for beginners as a prerequisite. The program as a whole was very nice and useful and all the faculty members were very good. My sincere thanks to all faculty members namely Edelbert, Rupal, Vivek, Ritesh, Srijoy, Ujwal."

  • Anand Kumar
    Deputy Manager
    Aptiva

    "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."

  • Yatish Borole
    Fresher

    "Overall experience in IIQF is just superb. IIQF is best as it provides quality education. I did the PGPAT course after completing my engineering. My experience at iiqf has given me a chance to sharpen my skills in my field of my choice ie algorithmic trading. I want to express my sincere thanks to nitish sir for your help in getting me placed. Nitish Sir took special care in convincing my prospective recruiter that I will fit in to required profile and I was successfully placed as python developer at Tesnatech Pvt Ltd. I didn’t realize the realm of your placement services until I stepped into your office. Needless to say,I was amazed at the abundance of opportunities that your institute provides. Thank you for your tremendous help!."

  • Kaustubh Keshav Bhutkar
    XLRI

    "I have cleared Level 2. Your videos n material helped me a lot. Thanks for the support."

  • Lalitha Duru
    Manager
    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."

  • 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
    Associate
    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
    iMarkServ

    "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."

  • Shashikala Shetty
    Vice President
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    "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."

  • Gomathi Vijayan
    Manager
    Reserve Bank of India

    "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."

  • Jezreel Pannikot
    Senior Manager
    Ariston Capital Services

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

  • Abbas Gillitwalla, FRM®
    Vice President
    Kotak Securities

    "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."

  • Deepika Katare
    Senior Analyst
    Nomura

    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.

  • Nilesh Gaudana
    Manager - Credit
    ICICI Bank

    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.

  • 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."

  • Siddharth Ojha
    Standard Chartered bank

    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.

  • Amit Shah
    Finance Professional

    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.

  • Janish Gangar
    Fund Manager
    DMCC, Dubai

    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?

  • 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.

  • Nimesh Gandhi
    MBA Student

    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.

    Regards,

  • Akshay Angadi
    MBA - I, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

    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

    Regards

  • Supratim Mitra
    BA Continuum

    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.

  • Jignesh
    Senior IT Professional
    Pursuing Ph.D. (Econometrics)

    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

  • Natasha DSouza
    Research Associate
    Dawnay Day AV Analytics

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

  • Parul Parekh
    Asst. Vice President
    Merrill Lynch

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

    Kind Regards

  • Preeti Sachdeva
    Credit Manager
    HDFC Bank

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

    Regards

  • Abhishek Mehrotra
    Senior Associate
    Morgan Stanley

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

    Thanks,

  • Kiran Gudekota
    Senior Manager
    GRC Practice, Wipro

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

    Best Regards

  • Prashanth Chandrasekhar
    Analyst
    KPMG

    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.

  • Amit Roy
    e-Nxt Financials
    TATA enterprise, Mumbai

    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.

    Regards

  • Sunil
    Leading PSU Bank

    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.

    Thanks

  • Varun Jain
    PGDBM-Finance Student (Delhi)

    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