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Maarten Scholl wins European Best Quant Finance Thesis Award


DPhil student Maarten Scholl won the Best Quantitative Finance MSc Thesis Award for his thesis entitled ‘The Role of Central Clearing Parties in Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets’ on 3 November.

This annual award, open to students from the BeNeLux and Scandinavia, was established by Top Quants, Quants@VU and Ernst & Young.

Maarten is a graduate of the joint University of Amsterdam/Free University Amsterdam MSc program in Computational Science. In his thesis he analyses the role of central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives trading on the stability of financial markets by using network theory in combination with agent-based simulations. His thesis was written under the supervision of Svetlana Borovkova of the Free University and Professor Drona Kandhai from the University of Amsterdam Computational Science Lab.

Maarten is now reading for the DPhil in Computer Science at the University of Oxford and the Institute for New Economic Thinking under the supervision of Ani Calinescu and Professor J Doyne Farmer .

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