Home Past Events Archive Colloquium Colloquium: “The Physicist’s Secret Sauce: Why a Degree in the Sciences is Valuable on Wall Street” — Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4 PM

Colloquium: “The Physicist’s Secret Sauce: Why a Degree in the Sciences is Valuable on Wall Street” — Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4 PM

Mr. Andrew Barelli
Senior Enterprise Risk Manager
Revolut
New York, NY
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 4 PM
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Video Link will be available if needed
To obtain the video conference link, contact wfuphys@wfu.edu


A reception will be held outside Olin Building Entrance* at 3:30 PM prior to the colloquium. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
*We encourage all to wander outside to the front entrance or up to the Observatory Deck on the 3rd floor to enjoy their refreshments.


ABSTRACT

The finance career of a recent (2016) WFU physics graduate will be described, with particular attention to the skill set that is learned as a physics undergraduate and that provides an edge on Wall Street. Also discussed will be the current state of financial technology (“Fintech”) and the ultimate goal of remaking the banking industry. Mr. Barelli will share specific projects from his tenure at Bloomberg and at Revolut. An analogy will be drawn between the thresholding of key risk indicators (KRIs) and the typical experimental design of an experimental or theoretical physics research project. Thus, it is unsurprising that students trained to design and troubleshoot research projects are uniquely well-equipped for success in the financial industry.

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Date

Feb 17 2022
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Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Olin 101
Olin Physical Laboratory, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Category

Organizer

Jed Macosko
Email
macoskjc@wfu.edu