What to do to break into quant funds

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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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

btw I'm currently learning SQL and java

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.

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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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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Feb 16, 2019

graph theory? curious to hear your reasoning

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Feb 16, 2019

The best advice i can give to you is to try to distinguish from the crowd of other junior quants. Simply start doing finance research and try to come up with some interesting idea and write a short paper about it. You will learn a lot during a process of writing a paper, you will have something to put into your CV and to speak about at interview. And future employers are always curious about what you have done by yourself ...

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Feb 11, 2019
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