Quantitative Research Analyst, AEGON Group
Sridip Mukhopadhyaya came to the Tippie MBA program with a background in accounting. But he says today his role at AEGON as quantitative research analyst has very little to do with accounting. He credits his Tippie MBA with opening doors of opportunity.
“My MBA is completely instrumental in preparing me for what I do today. My MBA cleared the way for my new career path, and it has equipped me with the knowledge to survive in a very competitive environment.”
In his role at AEGON, he supports the company’s fixed income trading desk with quantitative research.
“I analyze risk adjusted returns in certain exotic trades, creating custom benchmarks, creating efficient frontiers for our assets, and assessing impact of ratings migrations.”
He also originates trading and risk models for current and potential product offerings (variable annuities). He creates econometric models for forecasting different market variables and he serves as a trader for Exchange Traded Funds and mutual funds.
“While at Tippie, the professors expect students to give their best and live up to a high academic standard notwithstanding other commitments, like job searches and networking. The quality of education and the academic expectations at Tippie are not compromised under any circumstances. Grades are important and at Tippie, one has to work hard to earn good grades.”
Sridip considers his experience at Tippie a transformative time in his life; one where its value will appear in every achievement he makes for the rest of his life.