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Aug 26, 2019

I can't comment on this program, as I simply don't know. However, the majority of quants have a Master or Ph.D., and it's difficult to get a quant job as an undergrad.

Aug 26, 2019

I saw on Handshake that Citadel, D.E Shaw, AQR, etc. all recruit undergrad "Quantitative Researcher" roles or even "Fundamental Equity", so I think it's possible - not fully sure though.

Aug 26, 2019

They do, but you better make sure you're one of the smartest undergrads in the country, to even be considered. Go on LinkedIn and search for quants at firms you're interested in and look at their education; you'll see patterns, and this is the most likely route to becoming a quant.

Also, search here of quantnet for forums on how to become a quant, they're quite helpful.

Aug 27, 2019

Its definitely possible with undergrad. That being said, the more quantitative your major, the bigger advantage you will have in landing interviews, so econ would be suboptimal vs say math or computer science.

Aug 27, 2019

Do you think this also applies for roles like D.E Shaw Fundamental Equity Analyst and Citadel Global Equities? These are more fundamental discretionary roles but at quant funds and are more what I am asking about - should have specified that.

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Aug 28, 2019

Why do you specifically want to work in discretionary roles at quant funds, if I may ask?

Aug 30, 2019