Maximilian Ahrens

Maximilian Ahrens

Quantitative Finance (2018 cohort)

Max is a DPhil candidate at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford where he is part of the Machine Learning Research Group and a member of the Oxford-Man-Institute of Quantitative Finance.

His main research interests lie in machine learning methods for natural language processing and applications for financial market modelling and economic forecasting. He is supervised by Prof. Stephen Roberts and Dr. Jan-Peter Calliess.

Max obtained an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford for which he held the UniCredit Foundation scholarship. During his MPhil thesis, he worked on natural language processing for monetary policy shock predictions under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Hansen. Max also earned an M.Sc. degree in Specialised Economic Analysis from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Previously, he has worked as a Senior Associate with McKinsey & Company and as a Graduate Trainee Economist with the European Central Bank.

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