"The Certified Financial Engineer program offered by the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF), has been in my case quite useful, since it is well-structured and with the most recent developments in the subject. It is largely among the best in the world and it represents an excellent opportunity for theoretical and practical improvement for all its participants"
Luis-Felipe Arizmendi, Certified Financial Engineer, Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru) and Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
The Certified Financial Engineer emphasizes the importance of knowledge within the financial world. The worldwide regulatory body cannot replace continuous education. It is the depth of the Certified Financial Engineer program that portrays a new picture to participants and sets a whole new standard for the financial community.
Merrill Lynch, New York
The content of the Certified Financial Engineer far exceeded my expectations. The practical approach to teaching, which focuses on the relevant topics in the derivatives area, has provided me with a great deal of added value. In the many books and other available media, the concrete application of relevant models is often presented in different ways. With the Certified Financial Engineer, I have now received concrete guidance for the central topics in the area of derivatives.
Philip Hoffmann, Certified Financial Engineer
"Through the Certified Financial Engineer program I could deepen and broaden my knowledge about derivatives. The program is well structured and with a self–study mode flexible to handle for everyone. The acquired knowledge helps me in my daily work at a derivatives sales desk where client advise and general knowledge on derivatives markets and products is of highest importance."
Thomas Hostettler, Certified Financial Engineer
“Financial Engineering is one of the most interesting and challenging fields in finance. Experts in the field need a thorough education. The institute’s aims are excellent. I wish you every success.”
John C. Hull
Professor für Derivate und Risikomanagement an der Rotman School of Management der University of Toronto
"The Certified Financial Engineer program has an in-depth knowledge of complex derivatives, risk management and traditional & non-traditional ways of valuing companies. The certification provides an opportunity to practice and understand advanced financial and statistical models coupled with a practical approach to effectively use them. By completing the Certified Financial Engineer program, I have observed that my skill set acquired via my academic and work experience in Corporate/Commercial & Investment Banking has improved and strengthened significantly. Going forward, I believe this program will facilitate me to further progress in my career. In my opinion, this is a well-structured program with extensive relevant content that will help starters and seasoned professionals in the field of investment, derivatives, and financial engineering."
Sarosh Hyder, Certified Financial Engineer, HfWU
The Certified Financial Engineering Program is ideally suited for students who want a complete immersion in the world of financial derivatives during their studies and before starting their career. The three modules helped me to understand the common plain vanilla options as well as futures strategies by studying the creation, pricing and simulation of complex and structured products. The entire knowledge then resulted in a thesis. I particularly liked the fact that I can combine the program with further training of the Deutsche Börse Academy.
Vincent Günter Uhlke
“During Certified Financial Engineer training, I learned a lot about numerous investment strategies and developing structured products as well as the products needed for their development. In a seminar, the application of the products as well as their development were practically explained. The training conveys the knowledge in a way that is understandable for anyone and thus, a practical application does not pose a problem any more. I can absolutely recommend the training to anyone wishing to work in the fields of investment management or engineering. Again many thanks for the great support during the training and for the knowledge I was able to acquire in its course.”
Marc Bohnenstedt, Certified Financial Engineer
HSBC INKA Internationale Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
“The Certified Financial Engineer offers a hitherto unique possibility to academically acquire and prove vast knowledge in the area of derivatives, trade and structuring. The cooperation between EIQF, Eurex and Deutsche Börse AG provides the title Certified Financial Engineer with an excellent visibility and is, together with practical experience, an appreciated door opener for one's personal career path.”
Elias Hamana, Certified Financial Engineer
“The Certified Financial Engineer training conveys a great overview of the subject field of financial engineering. The three-stage structure allows the participant to intensely engage with derivative instruments and to thus build solid knowhow or to deepen existing knowledge. Especially elaborating the Certified Financial Engineer thesis and the involved intense dealing with the subject field I chose myself represented a huge added value to me. In total, the Certified Financial Engineer is an awesome training and advanced training option and an excellent opportunity to emphasise one's competence in the area of financial engineering.“
Herwig Krist, Certified Financial Engineer
Capital Markets / Treasury
„Not least of all, the crises in the last years have shown how important it is to adequately train financial experts. The Certified Financial Engineer programme, developed by EIQF, aims to reduce and eliminate the existing knowledge gaps in the field of Financial Engineering. Here, the utmost importance is attached to a practical training (which can also be applied in practice). The team succeed in doing so and that is an important contribution to reducing the gaps in understanding among the people working in finance and between the financial industry and the public. There is just one thing left to say: Continue what you started, do it well and all the best!“
Business journalist, TV commentator
presenter, editor-in-chief "asset avenue"
“Financial Engineering” is a valuable resource of information for all participants in the financial markets. It is the standard textbook for the program Certified Financial Engineer by the EIQF in cooperation with Deutsche Börse Group. What distinguishes this book from other textbooks is the ease of reading complimented by pronounced technical insights into otherwise complex financial products. It contains lots of very accessible and useful information and is a must read for all market participants, who are aiming to understand the concepts behind derivatives and their applications in increasingly structured products.
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Deutsche Bank AG
„The Certified Financial Engineer program offered by the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF) is an excellent choice for everyone who needs in-depth specialist knowledge about derivatives in his or her daily business. With its self-study structure and the perfect support from the professors it offers the unique possibility to gain proficiency in a very flexible way. The program conveys the theoretical knowledge in financial engineering very clearly and with a very close connection to practice. The knowledge is acquired step by step from the basics to absolute expert knowledge. The skills acquired in this way can be put into practice very well. Overall, I can recommend the program to anyone who wants to become an expert in this field.“
Daniel Sander, Certified Financial Engineer, Warburg Invest
“Sustainability is not only key when investing, but also when training today's financial engineers. In this context, the Certified Financial Engineering programme, offered by the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF), is a useful and expedient way to complete your training – and that applies to the whole industry. The entire value chain is concerned. The training contents and their constant practical relevance and links keep impressing. We offer our best wishes to the Certified Financial Engineer programme.“
The Certified Financial Engineer from the European Institute of Quantitative Finance is an ideal course for anyone who wants to move forward in the field of financial derivatives. I particularly liked the structured framework and the case study approach. With practical scenarios, all Interdependencies are made visible and understandable.
Another plus point is that the Certified Financial Engineer and the Certified Financial Modeler (in the "Academic Excellence" version) can be credited to the MBA of Applied Quantitative Finance offered by the institute. This flexibility is very important for me.
Enzo Trovato, Certified Financial Engineer, Eurex l Deutsche Börse Group
"With the Certified Financial Engineer, the participant will get to know realistic and practical tasks in the field of derivatives or risk management on the basis of a case study and solve them independently. The division into manageable smaller tasks facilitates independent work immensely, as you can work through the methods step by step. The accompanying material is very helpful and clear, and there are always references to further reading. In the risk management in-depth course, common and comparatively simple methods are dealt with first, and later GARCH models, copula functions and Monte Carlo simulations are worked with. Through the combination of MS Excel with Crystal Ball and Risk Kit, even these more complex tasks can be mastered very well, while maintaining the clarity and ease of use of an Excel model. The professors always provide quick feedback on the model and support if there are any uncertainties despite the course book. For anyone wanting to learn about this field or expand and deepen their existing knowledge, the Certified Financial Engineer is a great opportunity.
Alexander Walter, Certified Financial Engineer, LBBW
"I find the Certified Financial Engineer program to be a noteworthy addition to my CV. After completing the program, you have a comprehensive knowledge of derivatives. In addition, the course provides practical examples of how institutional traders use the knowledge gained to generate advantages for themselves in the market. The support provided by the directors of the European Institute of Quantitative Finance is outstanding. Within a very short period of time, one receives answers and feedback to questions asked. I am confident that the Certified Financial Engineer has brought me one step closer to my professional goals and I can recommend it to anyone who feels an affinity for the financial markets."
Lee-David Watzlawik, Certified Financial Engineer, Deutsche Bank
“Regulation does not help as much as education. With this comprehensive book everybody can learn easily the chances and risks, and applications of products in financial markets. I have been waiting for this book to use it in my training courses."
Professor Dr. Uwe Wystup,
Managing Director of MathFinance AG
"The Certified Financial Engineer Program helped me a lot in connecting the dots between the different fields of Financial Engineering. I became familiar not only with plain vanilla instruments but also with a huge variety of exotic instruments which are essential for understanding, creating, and valuing structured products. The strong focus on practice-oriented issues is more than useful for those who are interested in Financial Engineering and for those who want to widen their big picture of the financial industry. I highly recommend the Certified Financial Engineer Program to everyone who aims to strengthen his/her knowledge and applicable know-how and who wants to proof his/her competences in the more and more complex field of financial derivatives."
Florian Balz, Certified Financial Engineer
University of Strathclyde – Business School
“The Certified Financial Engineer programme conveys profound and practically-oriented expert knowledge when it comes to evaluating and applying derivatives. Especially in the complex world of derivatives, it is of the utmost importance to be perfectly familiar with pricing and to be able to manage it. Being a Certified Financial Engineer does not only mean to be an expert, but is also and above all synonymous with an ethically responsible way of handling derivatives.”
Simon Schäfer, Certified Financial Engineer
“The Certified Financial Engineer training is an optimal way of transferring the theoretical prior knowledge acquired during one's studies to applied practice. As a Certified Financial Engineer, one can visibly prove to have internalised derivative instruments and the chances and risks that come with them. Furthermore, the training adapts individually to the existing knowledge level of each participant. By taking a facultative seminar, the participant is also able to build up expert knowledge in a short period of time.“
Dirk Meinecke, Certified Financial Engineer
“The Certified Financial Engineer programme provides the interested audience with a broad overview of all aspects of financial engineering. Thanks to the flexible structure of the Certified Financial Engineer programme, it is an ideal in-service training that can be individually adapted to one's own agenda. Besides, the Certified Financial Engineer programme is the first ever qualification opportunity to prove one's authority in the area of derivatives.”
Christian Bettinger, Certified Financial Engineer