BB Market Risk or MM Quant Trading

Trader in S&T - Other

If you had a choice between BB Market Risk (not Quant, just position oversight and limit review) or Quant Trading (algo development) at a MM (think Big 4 Aussie bank i.e. ANZ, Westpac, CBA, NAB). What would you choose and why? And let's say your ultimate goal is to do FO trading.

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Jan 21, 2020

Isn't this pretty obvious...?

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  • VP in PropTrad
Jan 21, 2020

as the other comment suggests...you take the quant trading role...and then after 1-2 years, you will be able to lateral to a BB quant trading role with a salary bump...or possibly to a hedge fund if you have a viable strategy, where you can make the really big bucks.

as above...this should be a no brainer

  • Trader in S&T - Other
Jan 21, 2020

Yeah, sure but wouldn't it be easier to move internally from Market Risk to FO trading than to move externally from a MM?
Ontop of that, isn't your CV more marketable if you have a BB on it and want to move elsewhere into FO?

  • VP in PropTrad
Jan 21, 2020
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