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QWAFAFEW is an informal non-profit social organization of quantitatively interested investment professionals, students, and friends. The name QWAFAFEW (pronounce “quaff-a-few”) is intended as a double entendre. The acronym is derived from Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance Education and Wisdom. The group was formed in Boston in 1990 to provide a venue for quantitative researchers to discuss their evolving work with peers. Since then, 11 other global chapters have launched. The organization is meant to provide a collegial forum to promote the sharing of analytical research pertinent to the investment industry. The forum is also serves as a conduit for networking. Meetings are held after-work in casual environments such as bars, clubs, and restaurants.