Founded in 2006, the Natixis Foundation for Research & Innovation acts as a driving force to encourage research in the broad field of mathematical finance and data sciences: capital markets, actuarial finance and insurance, quantitative asset management, risk management, financial econometrics and statistics, derivatives pricing, hedging of complex financial instruments, an applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to new issues in digital finance and fintechs. Natixis Foundation with its Scientific Committee is a major contributor to the development of research in quantitative finance.
Supporting research at the international level
Natixis Foundation for Research & Innovation is currently unique in its focus on mathematical finance and in taking part in the latest developments undertaken by the best university research teams in the world.
Natixis Foundation offers several types of research support:
- PhD and research grants on subjects directly related to current issues and technical challenges faced by financial institutions,
- Awards for outstanding contributions (Louis Bachelier Natixis – London Mathematical Society Prize; Prize for best Master's thesis in quantitative finance; Prize for the Data Challenge Natixis-École Normale Supérieure),
- Co-sponsor of scientific conferences with top-ranked universities.
The initiatives of the Natixis Foundation for Research & Innovation are adopted under the authority of its Scientific Committee made up of personalities from the scientific world.
Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne University, founder of the Master "Probabilities and Finance" of the Probabilities and Random Models Laboratory of Université Paris 6, Pierre et Marie Curie.
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