When I look at all thelisted, I see very little exit opportunity for quantitative/algorithmic traders. In the same vein, when I look at the top hedge fund managers, I cant for the life of me find someone who came out of a quant shop.
I'm going to be in quantitative strategies in DRW
( as an undergrad, not as a full fledged quant) and wanted to know what good exit opps would be. So far as I can tell, I either:
a) Move to another quant fund later (
This is pretty hard, and there's no guarantee it would be a bump in pay.
b) Try getting into a prop desk on a
Which would probably be a drop in pay.
c) Go to business school in a few years , and reboot into another type of fund.
d) Transition into another desk on DRW, and take it from there.
So, my question for the senior people on this board is .... What would be the best thing to shoot for? And .. am I needlessly worried? Quant funds seem to be hard to find, is that just because they don't grab the big headlines (Besides Renaissance), or have I really put myself into a small niche market?
Apologies if this sounds really neurotic. These shitty economic headlines are making me worried.