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  1. Bank of America Quantitative Middle Office? is it quantitative or middle office?

          I had interview with Bank of America Quantitative Middle Office. First off, I am not sure what they are doing exactly and the answers are not consistent. I was told it's similar to quant on the desk... but why a quant in the midd ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 16 2015 - 5:23pm -

  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 bott ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2010 - 3:24pm -

  3. 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 f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2012 - 9:40am -

  4. 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&# ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2010 - 7:05am -

  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 quanti ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2013 - 2:45pm -

  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 i ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 10:14am -

  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 w ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2011 - 4:01pm -

  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, m ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2010 - 1:20pm -

  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 Administ ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 12:33pm -

  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' ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2009 - 5:41am -

  11. Quant Traders

          I am a rising sophomore aspiring math major. Quick Question: Where do "quant jock" traders acquire the skils and knowledge that are necessary for quantitative trading? Is it something that comes with high level math course w ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2009 - 5:12pm -

  12. QE2-> Lower Unemployment rate? Explain Please

          How does QE2 lower the unemployment rate? I though it would have done the opposite. Here's my logic: If the fed buys bonds-> there is more money in circulation-> money is worth less-> prices go up-> people buy less-&g ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2011 - 6:55pm -

  13. GMAT Prep- Books/Classes Worth It?

    Do most people take GMAT courses or intensive at-home study options, or how long does one usually spend preparing for a GMAT exam? I know there are some posts on here from certain people asking how to study, etc but I was wondering if most people (at leas ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2010 - 10:16pm -

  14. FT BB analyst resume help.

          I am trying to break into a BB. Preferably to work in a quantitative field, but my experiences are kind of irrelevant. Any comment is greatly appreciated. I also double if my cover letter is too short to too cheesy. Thank you in advan ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2010 - 12:46pm -

  15. BoA Quantitative Mangaement Program

          Does anyone have any info on BoA's QMAP program? What they ask in the interview, comp, exit opps etc? Quantitative risk management ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2010 - 5:57pm -

  16. Engineer- Over to Business

    Hi, I was hoping that some current business/finance professionals could give some advice in regards to a change I am hoping to make regarding my career. I'll try to make it quick but anything would be appreciated. I went to Rutgers and graduated with ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2009 - 6:03pm -

  17. Quant-heavy positions in business besides i-banking/trading/etc.

    Hi, I was wondering what are some quant-heavy fields within business aside from trading, some investment banking positions, etc. that people from non-target schools can get into? Although I'd like to get into a quant position at a trading or BB inves ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2009 - 5:28pm -

  18. 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 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2015 - 9:10pm -

  19. Quantitative Developer Intern- Hedge fund

          Hi guys, I have managed to get my self an internship at a hedge fund in london as a quantitative developer. I am currently an MSc Finance student and was initially looking for a more quant researcher or trader role. 1. Will a quant de ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 3:51pm -

  20. Help me understand QE2

    Sorry for the long post, I have a lot of questions. Even if you only answer one question or clarify one point, it'd still help me tremendously. This is basically what I know (skip this paragraph if you want to get to my actual questions): The whole i ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2011 - 8:56pm -

  21. IBD, Consulting, Hedge Fund, Quantitative Trading: Summer Internship decision HELP!

    Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me make a decision regarding my summer internship. So a little background about myself: I don't really know much about finance. I just applied to several jobs and have been cramming for interviews the night ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2010 - 9:55pm -

  22. Structuring- How quantitative is structuring?

          I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? I ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2008 - 2:34am -

  23. (applied) math/cs masters without bachelors in math/cs?

          dear fellow monkeys, do you know of any reputable master's programs in applied math/computer science that dont require a bachelor's in math/cs? my bachelor's is in econ, but i wanna get a more quantitative degree (i am ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2012 - 5:38pm -

  24. GS Securities Quantitative Winter Workshop

          Anyone else get invited to this for tomorrow? Know what it entails? I'm interested much more in IBD but applied to this, and was accepted. Have no quantitative background whatsoever but was accepted anyways, which was strange. Wa ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2011 - 2:28pm -

  25. How much quant stuff is involved in IB?

          I was wondering how much quant stuff was involved in IB overall. Most of my classes now are specialized towards to preparing one for job as a financial analyst (taking classes like Quantitative Investment Management, Financial Modelin ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2012 - 12:07am -

  26. Quant in Hedge Fund

          People always say that Hedge Fund likes people who's good at math. I'm wondering what do you do in HF that makes you really need to be comfortable in math? What are some jobs in HF involved a lot of math but doesn't req ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2010 - 10:58pm -

  27. How Much Would A Lack of Math Skills Hurt in ER?

    Hi, I was wondering how important quant skills are in equity research (I've been reading about it, and it seems like a field that suits me fairly well)? I know that for trading, quant majors are looked upon favorably and that majoring in something li ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 2:18pm -

  28. BlackRock Graduate Program- Numerical test

    Hi, I received an email from Blackrock about an application I made for the Risk & Quantitative Analysis graduate program (part of their portfolio management group). They wanted me to take an online numerical test. I did it today and I think I did 17 r ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 2:40pm -

  29. Morgan Stanley- Process Driven Trading

    These guys just came and did a big presentation at Stanford. They seem to be MS 's proprietary high frequency algorithmic trading group. As far as I can make out, there isn't much of a lead role for undergrads to play in such a desk- you're ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2008 - 8:45pm -

  30. Quantitative Associate- > ER

          Hello, I have an interview for a quantitative associate position, supporting equity research at an investment bank. Is there anyone who could tell me about the chances of working there than moving to equity research? Thanks! investmen ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2015 - 9:29pm -

  31. New in the lab! I introduce you myself

          Hi,I'm 16 and I am from Italy.My dream is to manage a hedge fund (that use a lot of HFT),I started some days ago reading Technical Analysis By Martin Pring (I read about 5 pages:)).Thus...This I am! PS I wanna become a great quan ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2015 - 6:42am -

  32. Fidelity Quantitative Research Analyst

    I have an interview coming up for a "quantitative research analyst" role at Fidelity. What is the salary/bonus like for a job like this? Also, what is the typical career path like? Many of my friends tell me that they would take this over any IB ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2011 - 12:24pm -

  33. A Career in Quantitative Investment Management

          Hi all, I was wondering what a career in quantitative investment management would look like. Is it similar to the career growth of someone on the fundamental side? I am also wondering if it would be easy to move across different roles ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2014 - 2:58pm -

  34. Which valuation metrics to use?

    I'm trying to do a comparable companies analysis for a company in the industrial sector and was wondering what ratios/metrics I should be using for companies in this industry and why. So far, I've decided to use: EV / EBITDA EV /Revenue FCF /Sha ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2009 - 9:29am -

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          asdh928h9d Quantitative risk chaos ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2015 - 3:25pm -

  36. Starting a Blog...

    In a recent thread I made a post that more or less spoke to a belief I have that may well be completely changed this summer. Its a belief that can be traced to my roots as a Science student and not a Finance/Econ student, and the 'propaganda' th ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2010 - 3:23pm -

  37. Quant Education

    I am about to complete an a UK BSc in Economics and Econometrics. I want to become a Quantitative Analyst one day but I have never heard of quants coming from this sort of background. My questions are: 1.) Since I'm looking at applying for an MSc in ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2010 - 7:45pm -

  38. How is S&T getting more Quant?

    I'm always reading things about how playing the financial markets, be it on the sell-side as a flow or prop trader, or on the buy-side as a portfolio manager, is getting more and more quantitative. I'm just wondering, considering most traders do ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2010 - 1:41am -

  39. Proprietary Electronic Trading Firm- New Firm- Seeking Pedigree C++ Developers- Chareston, SC (will relocate)

    Seeking Entrepeneural Mind Set. This person would be a starting member of this firm and share the PnL of the desk. Job Description: Independent systematic trading company is seeking developers to work on its platform and trading software. The candidates w ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2010 - 11:36am -

  40. DRW Business Analyst Interview

          I was wondering if anyone knew how the interview for DRW's Summer business analyst position was? Is it as technical/quant as the trading DRW interviews? trading sa Quantitative technical drw business ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2010 - 6:07pm -

  41. BofA: Corporate & Financial Institutions Debt Products Program & Quantitative Management Analyst Program

          I have full time interviews with BofA for the Corporate & Financial Institutions Debt Products Program and the Quantitative Management Analyst Program. Just wondering if anyone knew what kind of questions to expect or what these d ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2009 - 6:44pm -

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