The Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance has a strong connection with industry through partnerships and talks. Internships, the possibility of a practice-oriented Master's thesis within the industry, or information on open jobs are the result of these contacts for our students.
We have partnership agreements with the following companies:
Axpo Solutions AG is internationally active in energy business in more than 30 countries in Europe. The core competences include risk management, and trading of electricity, natural gas, LNG, biomass, CO2 certificates, certificates from renewable energies and other energy related products. Axpo is actively trading these products and also support and optimise the trading activities of its clients. This makes Axpo one of the leaders in risk management, proprietary trading, the sale of standardised products and, the development of structured products and innovative services.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.
Deloitte is a multinational professional services network, which is one of the "Big Four" organizations. Deloitte helps the clients come through anywhere in the world and offers integrated services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax & Legal. Deloitte works with clients to help them identify and solve complex issues, provide insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge and, cater opinion on marketplace developments that are impacting both national and global organisations.
Swiss Re Institute
The Swiss Re Institute is part of Swiss Re Group, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. The Institute combines Swiss Re's powerful expertise together with world-class research partners to create impactful insights on issues that matter in our world. Its industry-leading research enables risk-focussed decision-making and identifies new strategic opportunities for Swiss Re and its clients.
Zanders is a leading international consultancy firm focused on treasury, risk and finance. From their offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States, they assist their ‘financial institutions’ clients on complex quantitative risk management topics (from ‘idea to implementation’), bringing best practices and latest developments together into workable effective solutions.
LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 55 billion in assets under management and more than 450 institutional clients in 35 countries. An international team of over 370 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Fintegral is a specialist risk management consultancy with offices in Zürich, London, and Frankfurt. We help banks to develop, enhance and validate their most sophisticated risk analytics and processes. We combine technical expertise with knowledge of banks’ business models to provide targeted solutions that work. As a quantitative risk consultancy focusing solely on the financial sector, we have supported hundreds of clients over the last 15 years with specialist expertise covering banking book, trading book, enterprise, non-financial, model and climate risks.
An internship is not compulsory for the program, but we encourage our students to make internships. Internship opportunities, as well as jobs, offered by the finance industry are communicated via email to our students.
Our students have got part-time and summer internship offers from the following companies (non-exhaustive list): Axpo, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, European Central Bank, Fintegral, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, LGT, Morgan Stanley, Scor, SIX Group, Swiss Re, UBS, ZKB.