What are some of the more Math-oriented professional certificates in Finance? In particular, I'm interested in learning about professional certificates that are more Math/Statistics-oriented than the CFA.
Context: I'm a Statistics major who is very mathematically oriented. I'm going to be finished with college in the middle of next year. I'm really interested in the more mathematical/technical aspects of Finance, and I've always wanted to go into Finance. I first learned about the CFA and how the CFA is this sort of very prestigious and recognized certification. For a long time I thought I would finish off college and start studying for the CFA. However, after checking out the CFA program, I found out that there are a lot of things in it which I'm not interested in at all.
For example, using the official CFA materials, you find that there are approximately 200 pages of material discussing Ethics. There is over 100 pages of material about Time Value of Money(cash flows, present value, etc), and the mathematics involved in that is so basic, it feels almost silly. There are other subjects in the CFA program which I'm also not interested into, such as Financial Report Standards, Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and other things. But what I'm really interested in is things like Stochastic Processes, Statistical Inference, Real Analysis, Differential Equations, etc.
Perhaps my question can be rewritten as "I want to be a Quant. What certificate do I pursue?". The only one that I know about which is more math-oriented than the CFA, is Paul Wilmott's CQF program.