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SMU Quantitative Finance Society (Q.E.D)

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QED was established in 2006, in conjunction with the launch of the undergraduate Quantitative Finance (QF) program. QED has been established with the objective of inculcating cohesiveness and a sense of belonging among the QF majors, as well as to promote the knowledge of financial engineering and computational finance to interested members of the University.

QED is responsible for organising and planning for activities that will display and highlight the usefulness and practicality of QF, such as seminars conducted by industry experts and intra and inter school competitions. QED also undertakes the responsibility of exposing members of the SMU community to QF by encouraging participation in its activities.


  1. Breaking Into Quant Street
    An industry talk where alumni share their raw and candid insights on how to break into the competitive industry.
  2. QF July Forum
    A seminar from our Professors and alumni that aims to introduce new students to the world of Quantitative Finance and what it can offer you.
  3. Chinese New Year Gathering & Mid-Autumn Festival
    Nights where QF students, professors and alumni gather together and bond over festivities




  1. Flow Traders Industry Talk
    We partner with banks, trading firms and hedge funds to host recruitment events and offer special access to internship opportunities!
  2. WorldQuant-SMU Alphathon
    A platform for students to put their quantitative skills to the test and solve real-world problems in the markets.
  3. UBS-SMU Trading Challenge
    Giving students a taste of what it's like to be a trader on the desk through an interactive, fast-paced simulation.


Students who declare QF as their major will automatically be included in the QED Society and our mailing list.

"The alumni sharing at the BIQS event was very eye-opening and I appreciate that it is tailored to what the students are interested in. The choice of alumni speakers was good as they are relatable and willing to share honest and practical perspectives since they were recent graduates."

- Jolie Fong, School of Business, Year 2

"QED has given me the opportunity to build relationships with esteemed industry professionals and to gain a first hand perspective in understanding upcoming trends and techniques in the Financial industry. Being part of the QED Exco is truly an experience unlike any other!"

- Brandon Tan, School of Business and School of Computing and Information Systems, Year 3


QED serves as the official society for the QF major. So long as you are a QF major, you will be a member of the QED Society. We strongly encourage you to sign up for all our events.


Our main responsibilities are to connect the QF majors with the financial industry and our esteemed QF alumni, to plan and host events that promote technical skills, interview preparation sessions as well as networking opportunities.


You will gain the opportunity to be on the forefront of the major, to develop relationships with industry practitioners and QF alumni to organise, facilitate technical workshops, and networking events.


Nope! The great thing is that QED exists to serve the needs of the QF majors. By being an Exco, you will get to plan events that ultimately seek to benefit the QF majors, including yourself. Hence, what you will need is a listening ear to understand the needs on the ground, a keen mind to perceive what are potential industry trends, that may be useful to create workshops for that will enable our society. We will be looking out for servitude and passion to bring the society to greater heights.


What are the time commitments? Answer: As a member, you may sign up for events on your own time and there is no attendance requirement. As an exco, it is proportional to the amount of effort you put in to plan and execute events for the members.

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