What to do to break into quant funds

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Hey chimps, monkeys, humanoids,

I'm a sophomore studying finance at a target school. I've recently decided to pursue a quant fund career. Any suggestions as to what skills are more important right now for me to acquire to land an internship? How about for fundamental funds? Thanks.

Hk

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Comments (10)

Feb 11, 2019

quant fund? change your major to computer science / math & statistics

just google it...you're welcome

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Feb 11, 2019

Thanks for the input. What kind of funds do you think works better for finance majors?

Feb 11, 2019

its fine to be a finance major but make sure to take plenty of math/CS. Also take advanced econometrics courses.

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Feb 11, 2019

Sounds great. Thanks for the input. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should learn outside classroom?

Feb 11, 2019

btw I'm currently learning SQL and java

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Feb 15, 2019

Those are good for the basics but a language like Python would be more useful day to day in most places, especially for a trading/research role. Good for interviews too.

Feb 15, 2019

as for me, C#, php has always been and will remain in trend. If only because a lot of sites and services are programmed in these languages

Feb 15, 2019

learn theoretical computer science, graph theory, distributed computing, c++ optimizations, big data, ml

Feb 16, 2019

graph theory? curious to hear your reasoning

Feb 16, 2019