Moving to a quant fund - Job Market Outlook?
I graduated from undergrad about a year or so and have been working as a data scientist in a financial company. Couple of my seniors have moved on to buy-side quant positions and within a year or two I would like to do the same.
I'm interested in funds that use lots of data science techniques (ie., Two Sigma).
I'm particularly interested in learning more about the following:
1) Where would the job market for these positions will be in the next couple years?
2) What are some cooler smaller funds that I should know about? (Their strategies and culture).
3) What are some funds that I should definitely avoid? FYI, I don't mind super intensive and aggressive cultures as I actually thrive in such places. Just want to avoid sinking ships that can't be salvaged or places that are over-the-top toxic.