Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2016 – Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading diversified financial services firms, announces Managing Director, Joe Signorelli, has be named to the Advisory Board of UCLA Anderson School’s Master of Financial Engineering. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide an ongoing source of practical information and resources about industry trends affecting financial engineering, including developments in securities markets, portfolio and risk management practices, etc., and the specific financial engineering skills that are most in demand from buy-side and sell-side firms.
“I’m honored to be participating in UCLA’s MFE Advisory Board,” says Joe Signorelli, Managing Director Wedbush Securities. “As a Los Angeles-based firm, Wedbush’s ties to UCLA run deep. Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege to work with the school on research and speaking engagements and we are consistently impressed by the quality of the school’s faculty and students. Wedbush’s University Outreach Program is a great way for us to stay in touch with the next generation of talent and to help prepare students early on for the practical challenges and opportunities they will encounter in our complex industry.”
Sandra Buchan, Director, Career Services, Master of Financial Engineering Program states “The UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering program just admitted our ninth class. Since the inception of the program, our industry board has been invaluable in offering guidance about the finance industry in helping us identify trends, providing a framework to understand what skill set the practitioner needs, as well as pinpointing specific employment opportunities for financial engineers.” She continues, “For the past couple of years, Joe Signorelli and his Wedbush team, have helped our students on several applied finance projects, as well as, being instrumental in organizing our first trading orientation trip to Chicago. This year, we decided to enter into a more formal relationship with Joe and Wedbush by inviting him to join our industry board. He is a welcome addition who will surely open up new avenues for our graduate students and continue to help us understand the trading landscape as well as quantitative trading strategies, analytics, and big data.”
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