Ph.D. Scholarship in the Philosophy of Finance and Physics

This should be interesting, as you can use the scholarship to do your PhD in any “suitable PhD programme” of your choice!

LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group of the Princely House of
Liechtenstein – invites applications for a three-year full-time

Ph.D. Scholarship in the Philosophy of Finance and Physics

commencing September, 2011. The successful candidate is expected to work on
foundational and methodological questions at the intersection of finance and
physics, in particular quantum mechanics, with a view to applications in
investment management. Additionally, LGT offer data access and the opportunity
to interact with a team of investment professionals with a strong academic
interest and to relate the doctoral research to the challenges of the banking
and investment environment.

The stipend includes a living allowance and the payment of university fees (to
a total maximum of ? 25,000 per annum). The position is open to candidates with
a master?s or bachelor?s degree, or equivalent, in philosophy, economics,
physics, mathematics, or a related field. The successful candidate is expected
to enrol or be enrolled in a suitable Ph.D. programme of her or his choice. If
desired, the Scholarship Committee will be happy to advise on this.

Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a research plan of about
one thousand words, a curriculum vitae, certificates, a transcript of courses
taken (including grades), and at least one letter of recommendation. If
available, relevant supporting documents, such as a thesis or publications,
should also be included in the application.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Professor Thomas Breuer,
Please send your application package in electronic form to Dr. Marie-Christine
Mikl, LGT Capital Management Ltd., Schützenstrasse 6, CH-8808 Pfäffikon, or

The deadline for applications is 15th June, 2011.


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