Ben Carter

Master of Financial Mathematics - Class of 2019

Actuarial Science - Class of 2014 

Ben Carter is a software engineer supporting Quantitative Trading and Execution at Cargill.  Prior to joining Cargill, he worked at Ameriprise Financial Services for over 7 years and was involved in both actuarial and capital markets modeling.  In 2014 Ben earned a BSB in Finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and a BS in Mathematics with an Actuarial Specialization, from the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE).  Ben became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2017 and completed his Master of Financial Mathematics in 2019 from CSE’s School of Mathematics while working full time.   Over the course of his career Ben has enjoyed using mathematics, statistics, data science and coding to solve problems in the financial domain. He has come to recognize the crucial importance of software engineering in the field of quantitative finance and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.   He will begin teaching a financial modeling course in MCFAM’s MFM program in the fall of 2022.