QWAFAFEW NYC is one of a number of chapters associated with QWAFAFEW, a not-for-profit international organization of quantitatively oriented investment professionals.
The name QWAFAFEW (pronounced “quaff-a-few”) is an acronym derived from Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance, Economics, and Wisdom.
The New York Chapter was formed in 1996 to provide a local venue for quantitative researchers to discuss their evolving work with peers. Its members span the gamut from owners and senior executives of investment related organizations to recent entrants to the industry. It hosts monthly forums on a wide range of investment topics from fundamental and quantitative strategies to technology to regulation – but maintains the informal atmosphere and the opportunity to discuss issues and relax over drinks with peers. The forum also serves as a conduit for networking.