I am PhD student in engineering not EE with background in statistics and algorithms. I have prepared and interviewed with BBs for a quant role in securities and investment management. But I did not get an offer from BBS. I received an offer and will intern (analytics position by exploiting machine learning and statistical tools) for a small/new HF who mostly trades FTR. This FTR HF offer is a bit of surprising and I don't know a lot about power grid for now. Questions are:
- How is power trading/FTR compared to trading in traditional financial instrument?
- Is the FTR game more stable or risky compared to option/securities/FX?
- Is begin with a small/new FTR HF a good start for my career in quant/finance?
- I have been also interviewing with IT companies for data scientist and machine learning engineer role. How is ML data scientist compared to FTR quant?