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  1. Congrats to IlliniProgrammer, 2011 WSO Member of the Year

    He buys suits from JC Penneys, he's a MSD, he's a die-hard frugalosophist, but as UFOinsider put it, "At the end of the day, he still adds more value to this site than you." And since IP won "everyone gets a free $1 off coupon for ...

    - Jan 3 2012 - 9:40am - 25 comments

  2. Weekend Wars: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

    About two years ago, I had a fascinating market related conversation with the son of a high ranking Chinese Communist Party member who had recently finished a top 5 MBA program stateside. He was celebrating all over town and the entourage grew by the ...

    - Dec 12 2010 - 3:24pm - 22 comments

  3. Bond Funds Implode in 3...2...1...

    Bond funds have been on my mind lately. I know today is Election Day and some of you are expecting me to opine about the possible outcomes. Meh. No matter who you vote for, government still wins. With the exception of California Prop 19 (vote YES if you& ...

    - Nov 2 2010 - 7:05am - 13 comments

  4. Quantitative Analysis career path

    Hey, I'm interviewing with an investment bank for a quantitative analysis job. How difficult would it be to transition from that to equity research? interview Quantitative investment bank equity analysis research ...

    - Feb 23 2015 - 9:10pm - 2 comments

  5. Interview Question: Are you a quantitative or persuasive person?

    Retrospectively, I think I should have said that I currently have a comparative advantage in persuasion, but my passion is for quantitative areas of corporate finance, esp. QRM. Is this a good response if they are looking for a quantitative person? ...

    - Mar 24 2013 - 2:45pm - 10 comments

  6. Senior thesis and recruiting

    I'm writing a senior thesis supervised by a professor in the math department on some of the technical aspects of options pricing. This will count towards my honors degree. My question is, is it useful to mention the thesis anyway on my resume/in an ...

    - Jul 24 2012 - 10:14am - 14 comments

  7. Is it possible to break into ER with a business background?

    Hi primates, Just wanted to know if it was possible? From what i've read, it appears to require some quantitative stuff... Is it the case? Is it all about companies or about capital markets? Since some banks put Equity Research within S&T ...

    - Nov 16 2011 - 4:01pm - 15 comments

  8. GMAT Woes

    Just took the GMAT this morning and I got a 720. That's the 94th percentile you say, good for you! Except not. My breakdown is 41Q, 48V which equates to the 58th percentile on the quant part and well into the 99th percentile for verbal. Problem is, ...

    - Oct 30 2010 - 1:20pm - 15 comments

  9. I want a quantitative education also but...

    I don't know if it's best for what I want to do. Well I'll be going to Michigan's LSA (language, science, and arts) next year and trying to get into Ross. I'm thinking if I get in I'd like to double major in Business ...

    - Mar 27 2011 - 12:33pm - 11 comments

  10. Usefulness of mathematical finance

    I'm at CMU right now doing the finance track in tepper but I'm thinking of applying for comp fi in the spring. How much would this help if I'm leaning towards M&A but wouldn't be opposed to S&T? I don't have that much by ...

    - Dec 27 2009 - 5:41am - 14 comments

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