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CFRM

The Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) program addresses the demand in the financial services industry for advanced quantitative computational finance competencies and next-generation risk management skills. CFRM provides students with a rigorous mathematical and statistical foundation as well as extensive instruction in the use of open source R-programming. The program courses are taught by an interdisciplinary team of professors with backgrounds in Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics as well as a diversified set of financial industry professionals who serve as adjunct instructors. Established by the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, the CFRM program offers rigorous and relevant instruction grounded in both theory and practice. Recognizing the rapidly changing landscape in finance, CFRM adapts to equip students with skills and knowledge that will enable them for future success.


The University of Washington’s Computational Finance and Risk Management MS degree achieved 16th place in QuantNet’s 2019 rankings of financial engineering MS programs.

CFRM Highlights

Professor Hanson Gives Talk at CppCon 2019
Professor Hanson Gives Talk at CppCon 2019
Daniel Hanson, CFRM Lecturer, presented the talk "Leveraging Modern C++ in Quantitative Finance" at the CppCon 2019 C++ conference in Denver last month. Held September...
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Welcome to the 2019 MS Class
Welcome to the 2019 MS Class
Today marks the first day of school for the new huskies joining the Computational Finance and Risk Management program for the 2019-20 academic year. We...
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Professor Leung Represents CFRM at Local CFA Event
Professor Leung Represents CFRM at Local CFA Event
On Thursday May 30, 2019, CFRM Program Director, Professor Tim Leung, spoke for the CFA Investment Trustee Education Workshop at the Rainier Club in downtown...
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