Class of 2016

Frederick BlumenthalFrederick Blumenthal

Consultant, d-fine GmBH

I received a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Physics from Heidelberg University in Germany. During my studies I specialized in image analysis, machine learning and scientific computing. Since graduation in 2014 I work for a German financial risk management consultancy where I currently focus on credit risk.

I decided to join the Oxford mathematical finance program to study various topics of financial mathematics without taking a career break.


Marcin DecMarcin Dec

Management Board Member, Getin Noble Bank S.A. (Poland)

I am 42 now having 20 years’ experience in financial markets (predominantly in fixed income, interest rate and fx derivatives). I started to work in Bank Gdanski S.A. as Treasury Bonds dealer and I continued my banking career till now in different institutions (Bank Millennium, Bank BGZ, Rabobank London, Getin Noble Bank S.A.). I am a holder of PRM, CIIA, CQF, and Investment Adviser (PL) titles.

My main motivation to complete this MSc is to improve my mathematical argumentation, to develop excellence in financial instruments valuation and to build proper pre-requisites for further academic/research career (PhD in Mathematics). My main fields of interest for the future research are: credit risk and liquidity risk modelling in banking institutions.


Mahan Tahvildari

Consultant, d-fine

I have studied mathematics, experimental physics and finance in Germany (Mainz) and obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics. During my master studies I specialised in algebraic geometry, group theory and wrote my master’s thesis on Bloch’s higher Chow groups. After graduation in 2014 I started working for an international financial consultancy where I focus on risk management.

The MSc programme in mathematical finance is the perfect selection for me to combine my interest in mathematical finance with my professional work and to continue my mathematical education.


Jevgeni VihharevJevgeni Vihharev

Financial Consulting, d-fine

After high schoool in Estonia, I studied mathematics in Germany (Heidelberg) and received my PhD in the field of numerical analysis of PDEs and inverse problems. Now, I work in an international financial consulting company and live in Germany.

By participating in the course I would like to build a theoretical background and a deeper understanding of practical issues in contemporary mathematical finance.


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