New York City – Over 200 people celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College on Monday, Sept 24, 2012. Recognized at the reception were major contributors to the success of the Baruch MFE Program, including alumni, faculty, friends from the financial industry, as well as leaders of City University of New York and of Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business.
Brief speeches showcasing the history and the achievements of the Baruch MFE Program and its highly successful and close-knit community, were followed by an animated reception. More than 80 alumni, including alumni from each cohort graduated so far participated at the reception, and current students had the opportunity to interact with alumni and leading industry practitioners.
Major achievements in the first ten years of the Baruch MFE Program:
Rotman International Trading Competition: 1st and 4th (2012); 3rd (2011); 10th (2009)
Interactive Brokers Trading Competition: 2nd place (2006, 2008); seven of 62 winners from 13 countries in 2009 (final year) were Baruch MFE students
World class faculty led by Professor Jim Gatheral
Engaged Community: volunteering in Central Park; trips to NYSE, Morgan Library, MoMA, Metropolitan Opera, Planetarium – Natural History Museum, Yankees Stadium
• One-on-one mentoring by alumni offered to all current students
• 50% of all alumni attended the April 2011 Baruch MFE Town Hall Meeting
• 43% of all alumni contributed to refurbishing the QuantLab (Baruch MFE student study lounge)
• Three alumni teaching in the program: Eugene Krel’09 – trading, Alain Ledon’08 – software engineering, Bob Spruill’07 – financial instruments
• Three alumni coaching team for Rotman International Trading Competition (1st place in 2012): Eugene Krel’09, Yike Lu’12, Alexei Smirnov’12