Meet with other quantitative finance professionals in your local area that are in or interested in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Finance (Quant Devs, Quant Analysts, Traders, Risk Managers and others interested) Discuss the field and develop professional network while making new friends.
Discuss financial models and attend industry events.
Meet locally and online. Use this forum to discuss the field in general, careers, schools and technical/theoretical problems. Please see the Message Boards link on the left for discussion about these topics and discussions on face-to-face meetups.
The purpose of this group is to create a local NY/NJ community of Quant-heads to meet in person. We are interested in practical financial engineering topics like : Market Microstructure, Stochastic pricing models, derivatives pricing, risk management, volatility arbitrage, GARCH models, dark pools of liquidity, time series analysis,portfolio optimization, algo trading, volatility surfaces, etc. Group's wiki page is at : http://nyfinancialengineer.wikispaces.com/