Long-Term Career: Quant Fund vs. HFT, which is better

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What are some of the long-term pros and cons of working at a quantitative hedge fund, compared to working at a high-frequency trading firm? I'm referring to trading positions.

I've interned in both areas. I enjoy the work in both. I'm curious about longer-term career considerations, and hoping to hear thoughts from those more experienced than I am. I also posted this in the hedge funds section for contrast. Thanks for reading.

Edit: changed "statistical arbitrage fund" to "quantitative hedge fund" more broadly.

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Jul 31,2012
blastoise:

wtf is statistical arbitrage

Learning stats in college, then teaching it at high school Easy.

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Jul 31,2012
RichardPennybags:
blastoise:

wtf is statistical arbitrage

Learning stats in college, then teaching it at high school Easy.

PROBAILITY IS 10000000 X100000 HARDER THAN STATISTICS PPL THAT TAKE STATISTICS INSTEAD OF PROBAILITY ARE NOOBS

 
Jul 31,2012