Do we have any sell-side quants here?

If anyone is working as a sell side quant at a investment bank I would love to hear:

  • What you do day-to-day?
  • What role you are in?
  • What qualifications and skills you have/need?
  • How does this differ from quants in different teams etc
  • Which quants have the best exit opps to funds/MBAs etc?
  • Why did you become a quant vs a trader?
  • What does salary look like on entry and how does it progress?

The reason I am keen to know is that I have heard people bash sell side quant roles as underpaid, boring and little value add. However I have seen some people in 'Strategist' roles move over to top funds etc. So I would really appreciate if someone could break down the tiers and roles at a bank. Think it could be of value add to the wider community.

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