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The Bachelier Finance Society and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Springer, are proud to announce the 2014 Nicola Bruti Liberati Prize (IV edition) which is to be awarded annually for a doctoral thesis in all subjects of Mathematical Finance, such as, but not limited to: Derivative Pricing, Computational Finance, Econometrics and Statistical Methods applied to Finance, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Optimization, Probability Methods in Finance, and Numerical Methods in Finance.

Nicola obtained an undergraduate degree from Bocconi University (2001) in Mathematical Finance. He died in 2007 in a traffic accident in Sydney, while he was completing his PhD thesis at the University of Technology. At that time, he was also cooperating with the Quantitative Finance group of the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano.

In order to commemorate Nicola, his family and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano offer an annual prize of E3.000 for the best doctoral thesis to be selected by a Committee appointed by the Bachelier Finance Society.
Theses defended in 2013 and 2014 must be submitted no later than January 31st, 2015.

The call for scholarship can be downloaded from the QFinLab web-site ( at the following urls


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