fundamental roles at "elite" prop shops

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I am interviewing for a "fundamental" analyst role at an elite market making prop shop (think Jane Street / Citadel / Virtu / etc). So my understanding is that you provide commentary / color to the traders when certain important events occur to help improve their performance.

What are these roles like?
Would the traders even listen to what I say?
What does comp trajectory look like?
If it doesn't work out, what are the exit opportunities?

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Aug 14, 2019

BobbybananamA, bummer your thread hasn't had a response yet. Maybe one of these threads could point you in the right direction:

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  • More suggestions...

If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

Aug 18, 2019

traders have news feeds with headlines...but often ask "so, what does that mean?"

the fundamental analyst should be able to answer that question in realtime...which requires deep knowledge of a large variety of subjects.

just google it...you're welcome

Aug 19, 2019

What kind of experience/prior education are they looking for in potential fundamental analysts? Sounds like an internal economic consultant tbh.

Aug 19, 2019
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just google it...you're welcome