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Lilan
Li
Chief Model Risk Quant
Nordea

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I am originally from Shanghai, China. I did part of my Bachelor Degree in Shanghai and Masters Degree in France. My academic background is mainly in computer science and computational mathematics. That’s part of the reason that I chose CQF among all the alternatives. 

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When I started working in the City in early 2008, all was new and fresh. I naively believed that on the job training would be enough to cover all the finance knowledge that I needed. Once I moved on to Exotics IT, I came across so many derivatives products and pricing models that I was not familiar with at all. From that moment, I felt the necessity to spend bit more time in understanding the fundamental concepts, even if I could manage to understand certain concepts and talk about the terminology, that was far from enough for me!

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My career aspiration is to progressively move to a quantitative role specialized in one of the asset classes.

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I needed a more structural learning planning and clear target, and an environment to stimulate my potential and guide me to discover the world of quantitative finance.

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Currently I work as an analytics developer for one of the major banks in the City. My career aspiration is to progressively move to a quantitative role specialized in one of the asset class. 

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