Jonathan M. Borwein

Commemorative Conference

25—29 September, 2017

Financial Mathematics

Chaired by Qiji (Jim) Zhu


Jon only began working in Financial Maths in the last few years, but his impact has been extraordinary, with publications that have led to mentions in major financial newspapers, and the formation of "MAFFIA: Mathematicians Against Fraudulent Financial and Investment Advice". Jon's contribution focused on exposing the misuse of mathematical and statistical methods in finance, in particular, the harmful practice of overfitting which will be reflected in the talks of the financial mathematics session.


  • Prof. Qiji (Jim) Zhu (keynote speaker)
  • Prof. Morris Altman
  • Prof. David Bailey
  • Dr Marcos Lopez de Prado
  • Dr Amir Salehipour