What Is Financial Engineering?
Financial engineering is the application of mathematical methods to the solution of problems in finance.
It is also known as financial mathematics, mathematical finance, and computational finance.
Financial engineering draws on tools from applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, and economic theory.
Investment banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, Fintech companies, insurance companies, corporate treasuries, and regulatory agencies employ financial engineers.
These businesses apply the methods of financial engineering to such problems as new product development, derivative securities valuation, portfolio structuring, risk management, and scenario simulation.
Financial Engineers, having built a very strong foundation of skills, are also able to succeed in Data Science, ML/AI and Developer roles.
Quantitative analysis has brought innovation, efficiency and rigor to financial markets and to the investment process.
As the pace of financial innovation accelerates, the need for highly qualified people with specific training in financial engineering continues to grow in all market environments.
Racial inequalities in access to banking services and deposits
Today bank customers can access their accounts and perform many banking transactions via the internet. According to Business Insider, this year there will be 196.8 million digital banking users in the U.S., making up 75.4% of the population. But for those who lack financial resources, internet access, or transportation required to bridge the physical and digital distance, brick-and-mortar bank branches are vital—particularly for low-income, inner-city areas (Hegerty, 2015). Racial discrimination and various types of market failure have led to banking and credit deserts in underserved urban and rural communities (Van Tol, 2020). Ergundor (2010) finds a positive correlation between bank branch presence in low-income neighborhoods and mortgage loan originations; that favorable effects of bank branch presence gets stronger as the branch gets closer to the neighborhood; and that in the small-business-lending market, relationships are associated with greater availability of credit.
Financial engineering is the use of mathematical techniques to solve financial problems. Financial engineering uses tools and knowledge from the fields of computer science, statistics, economics, and applied mathematics to address current financial issues as well as to devise new and innovative financial products. The most subtle thing you can do is launch