About Us

The Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance is a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary research into the financial economy.  

We answer fundamental questions about financial markets, and develop new quantitative methods and insights with the potential to transform them. 

Our researchers have deep and often internationally leading experience in fields that include mathematics, economics, computation, statistics, law, engineering and data science. Their work has shed new light on subjects that range from identifying hidden risks and uncertainties in the financial system to extracting valuable information from noisy market data-streams. 

We form a bridge between academia and industry. Our co-founder and strongest industrial supporter is Man Group plc, whose research laboratory shares our building and whose staff work closely with OMI researchers to share expertise and identify areas for future investigation. 

Anthony Ledford, Chief Scientist at Man AHL, explains about the collaboration between Man Group and the University of Oxford

We are now broadening our industry relationships. We have established strategic relationships with other financial institutions, including major investment banks, insurers and consumer finance companies. A key priority is strengthening these relationships and forging new ones, enabling stronger engagement with business needs and better access to important private data.

We share our work through journal articles, working papers, conferences and seminars.

Professor Thaleia Zariphopoulou, inaugral Man Chair of Quantitative Finance at OMI and current Associate Member talks about how the Institute is innovative and unique