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.
Robeco Switzerland Ltd is a FINMA-licensed asset manager for collective investment schemes. The investment teams in Switzerland focus on Sustainable Thematic and European equity strategies. Most of these strategies were among the first of their kind to be launched, have a strong track record, and invest in solution providers for sustainability-linked challenges. Our Zurich office employs around 90 people across Investments, Sustainable Investment Research, SI Data Engineering & Science, Corporate Services, Sales, Marketing and Communications Switzerland departments. The Swiss organization is a pioneer in sustainable investing, continuing the legacy of SAM Sustainable Asset Management (later named RobecoSAM) which was founded in 1995 and acquired by Robeco in 2006.
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.
Finreon, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), has established itself as a competent partner for innovative investment concepts in the field of asset management and investment consulting for institutional clients. The team consists of Master and PhD candidates and graduates from the Universities of St. Gallen and Zurich, the ETH Zurich and other prestigious universities. Team members are actively involved in financial research in order to guarantee a continuous knowledge transfer. Besides hiring graduates after successful completion of their studies, Finreon also continually offers part-time positions for Master and PhD candidates.
EFG International is a global private banking group offering private banking and asset management services and is headquartered in Zurich. Its registered shares (EFGN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
As a leading Swiss private bank, EFG International has a presence in major financial centres and growth markets. It has strong roots in Switzerland, with Zurich, Geneva and Lugano serving as key hubs for the governance and operation of the bank. EFG International operates in around 40 locations worldwide, with a network spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.
As one of the best-capitalised Swiss private banks, EFG International is a financial partner that offers the security and solidity needed to provide clients with effective support. An entrepreneurial spirit has shaped the bank since it was established, enabling it to develop hands-on solutions and to build long-lasting client relationships.
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.