Certainty in an uncertain world


About Us

Prospering through the cycle

Cambridge Systems Associates was founded in 1996 by Professor Michael Dempster and Dr. Elena Medova of the Centre for Financial Research at Cambridge University's Judge Business School. The company maintains strong links with the international academic community

CSA's principals have researched and taught at major universities and research institutions in both Europe and North America

For two decades they have been consultants to leading financial institutions, corporations and governments. They frequently speak to and organize executive education in quantitative finance globally

Recent awards honoring their research contributions include:

  • D E Shaw Best Paper Award, Computational Intelligence in Financial Engineering Conference, New York (1999)
  • Honorary Fellowship of the UK Institute of Actuaries (2000)
  • Pioneer of Stochastic Programming Award of the Mathematical Programming Society (2004)
  • Foreign Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2013)
  • CSA's senior staff hold doctorates in mathematics, computing and engineering