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  2. The road to becoming a quant

    Is there a typical road to becoming one? Or are they usually people with Phds that decide to jump into this kind of stuff? Or are there any that start working in s&t or a hf and then go back to school to become more of a quant? Are most quants from th ...

    116 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2018 - 1:01pm -

  3. AMA: Current junior quantitative researcher

    Hi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I ...

    31 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 13 2017 - 6:26pm -

  4. How to break into trading?- High quant background?

    Heya, So what different backgrounds do you need? For example, if you want to trade fixed income securities or options, don't you need some type of mathematical background? (In that case, is an MFE a good choice?) Whereas equities, you don't nece ...

    261 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  5. What are good coding languages to learn?

    I already know VB.net but what are some languages that I should try to learn now that may be used in trading in 8-12 years? trading prop quant getco ...

    64 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 10:25am -

  6. quant roles on wall street

    As of recently, ive become more and more interested in the use of mathematics in finance. (not quant trading, but financial risk management). My professor keeps yapping about Business analytics every time i ask this question, so would anyone at wso be kin ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 1:21am -

  7. Quantitative Research vs Trading

    How does a career in quant research differ from that in quant trading? I had never considered quant research until recently and was wondering if anyone currently in the field could comment on lifestyle, compensation (vs trading), exit opps., etc. I'm ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2018 - 5:38pm -

  8. Math or Engineering Undergrad for a Quant?

    Hey everyone, Trying to decide where to apply for undergrad right now. I really like STEM (especially math and chem), so that's why I was reading up a bit about quant jobs on Wall Street. Obviously I know it's pretty unlikely to land a quant job ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 17 2017 - 3:15am -

  9. RBC vs Chicago prop trading

    So I already have an offer to be a trader at a prop shop in Chicago but I recently got a call from a friend at RBC and he offered me a job as a quant in their cash equities execution division. Now the RBC job is in NYC and I am not sure which one I should ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 11:39am -

  10. Getting into RenTech

    So it seems like many people on this board think that RenTech is the place to be if you are smart enough to get a job there. But how exactly DO you get a job there? It's not like they set up a recruiting table next to the BB at career fairs (or at le ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2011 - 12:53pm -

  11. Interview with a Senior Software Developer for a Prop Trading Firm

    1. What is your current job title and a one sentence description of your primary job responsibility? Senior Software Developer I write and accelerate back office systems for a prop trading company. 2. What are previous positions you have held and how many ...

    21 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 19 2013 - 10:45am -

  12. GMAT: quant much more important than verbal?

    I've heard mixed things about this from people. Really curious to know what others think. So as everyone knows, it's the overall gmat score that factor into b-school rankings, and schools care about it rightfully so. At the same time, I've ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 2:41pm -

  13. MFE: Cornell ORIE:FE vs Baruch MFE

    Hello guys, I hope there are people here who are familiar with the different financial engineering schools. I'm actually an active member on Quantnet.com but I would like to hear a few more opinions from other forums. All right, Baruch MFE Pros:- All ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 11:50pm -

  14. Selling an algorithm to hedge funds?

    This question is on behalf of my friend. My friend is at university and is part of a hedge fund startup that has raised PS5m in capital. The hedge fund consists of phd students. They have developed an algorithm. This algorithm has got the seal of approval ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 1:25am -

  15. Becoming a Quant?

    Suppose you come from a top-tier BB program and want to break into the HF world. Suppose you were an English major at a top target school but for all that's worth you only have 2 years of BB experience doing simple math in excel. Is it possible to &q ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2011 - 3:43pm -

  16. Jane Street vs. DE Shaw

    Jane St. & D. E. Shaw- who do you go with for ENTRY LEVEL TRADING? Compare and contrast: Learning Curve: Jane St has an awesome training program, DE Shaw doesn 't provide as much training but has a steep learning curve Compensation: Jane St. trad ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2011 - 9:05pm -

  17. Advice on the GMAT

    Hi there fellow monkeys, I have been a long time lurker here, only recently started posting and was wondering if I could get some input from you guys regarding my struggles with GMAT. I am trying to apply to M7 schools this coming fall and have taken the ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 20 2018 - 6:40am -

  18. 49+ quant score a MUST for M7?

    I know that wharton and sloan are very rigid when it comes to the 80% threshold for both sections. Kind of bullshit since quant has much fewer raw score intervals that will put you above 80% than verbal. Now a 48 quant score is 78%, and you have to score ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2012 - 6:30pm -

  19. Do you think I can make it to the next round?

    Hi, ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2015 - 10:20am -

  20. GS QIS Strats vs BoA MBS Strats vs DB S&T

    I currently have 3 great offers for summer internships: 1) Goldman Sachs Strats in QIS 2) BAML Strats Associate on MBS desk 3) Deutsche Bank Trading Analyst ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 3:23am -

  21. Gambling Vs. Trading – Same Difference?

    Earlier in the year as I was reading Scott Patterson's "The Quants", a book chronicling how some of the most successful quantitative traders got started, a glaring similarity among all the quants was evident. The quants were first obsessed ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 3:26pm -

  22. Trading Desks That Don't Require Quant/CS background

    Hello, I am getting ready to pref desks for Sales and Trading at a BB bank. The program rotates around sales and trading, however, I was told that most of the trading desks require a computer science/quant background, or at a minimum, to have strong progr ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2017 - 9:42pm -

  23. Working at a hedge fund versus starting your own

    I'm not a wall street guy, I'm an engineer. Over a year ago I started playing with MT4 and mql4 programming, and I've applied my engineering knowledge to develop a series of EAs I continue to improve. I applied to D. E. Shaw during this tim ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 3:40pm -

  24. Fresh CS Ph.D. Offers: BB S&T vs. Prop vs. Silicon Valley

    I'm a fresh CS Ph.D. from a top 5. I have three offers: 1) BB S &T quant. Not as a desk strategist, but on a longer-term modeling group that supports traders and desk strats. Offer is $105 base + $45 sign-on + variable annual bonus (no guaranteed ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2011 - 12:12am -

  25. PhD Accounting? Good or bad?

    During my undergrad years, I landed an internship in a risk management department in NYC. Unfortunately due to massive layoffs and budget cuts, I was not offered a job. So as a backup, I decided to pursue a MACC degree and once again try to prepare for a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  26. Prudential Investment Analyst: Quant Research Superday

    Hey Guys, I have a superday at Prudential Fixed Income (PFI) in Newark for their Quantitative Research Investment Analyst for FT. The job is PRECISELY what I am looking for, however, I am completely at a loss as to what they can ask me. Given the fact tha ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  27. MSc Oxford MCF vs MSc Imperial College Maths and Finance

    Hi, I'm currently holding an offer from Oxford for MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance and from Imperial College London for MSc in Mathematics and Finance. Hope to know what's people's opinion on the two courses? Specifically whic ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2015 - 4:36am -

  28. Resume me review, Help before the NOV 25 Goldman Sachs Deadline

    Gents, Goldman Sachs Deadline for 2013 recruiting season for internships is on the 25th. I am a Mechanical Engineering major and have a very wide knowledge and experience on my field. I am applying for a technology analyst position, maybe even a quant sin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2012 - 3:02pm -

  29. 2nd undergrad + Master in financial engineering vs Work

    Hi everyone, I'm graduating this semester from a bachelor of science in actuarial mathematics and I really want to do a Master in financial engineering but I don't think i have any chance to get accepted in the program since it's highly com ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2011 - 2:12am -

  30. IQ and Finance

    Does anyone know their IQ or the average IQ of those in the finance industry. Specifically those in quant heavy roles. I kno it's not about iq but how hard u work blah blah blah but for certain roles a high iq is a prerequisite I just want to know wh ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2013 - 2:24pm -

  31. Qualitative versus Quantitative

    I'll be a sophomore at a target in August. I'm facing a dilemma right now with regard to major choice. I had planned on majoring in economics with a minor in math. However, for someone who dreams of heading a large hedge fund one day, I have bee ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2009 - 1:38pm -

  32. Do traders really make more money than desk quants?

    Just wondering if total comp between quants and traders at tier 1 IBs are much different at relatively junior levels, say 3-5 years experience. Been offered a trading position (currently quant), and trying to decide whether to bite... Note that I'm t ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 8 2015 - 12:12am -

  33. Best 3 Math Classes

    Hey everyone I need some coursework advice: I'm an economics major in the business school at a large SEC university and I have three free electives which I would like to devote to math. The math requirement for the business school is 123(finite math) ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2010 - 9:51pm -

  34. How quant is consulting?

    This may be an incredibly stupid question, and I apologize if it is, but how quant/math-based is consulting compared to something like IB or PE? Thank you. Consulting quant ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 8:00pm -

  35. Quant Dev Pay at BBs

    Hi guys, I was wondering what is the expected pay for quant developer interns that work closely with S&T at BB. I got one offer from a BB for NYC internship. Background: nothing finance-related but past consulting internship paid better than the offer ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 3 2018 - 6:26pm -

  36. Quant Bachelors Degree Jobs

    I'm new to this but thought I would reach out regarding post-undergrad career moves. I am currently a senior math major at a target school in the Midwest. Last summer, I interned as a front-office quant within the investment division of a name-brand ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 5 2017 - 9:14pm -

  37. Help needed on career switch: VP in IT, or AVP in quant

    Hello I am struggling big time to make a decision on career move. I need help and other people's valuable opinions fairly urgently and I will appreciate it a lot if I can hear other people's honest opinions Here is the context: I am working in a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2011 - 12:45pm -

  38. Resume (MIT/Columbia non-target grad)

    http://www.razume.com/documents/18433 I come from an entrepreneurial and academic background, but I've recently become interested in finance thanks to some friends who introduced me to the topic over winter break. Unfortunately, after looking at entr ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 16 2011 - 12:29pm -

  39. How Important are Quant Degrees in Management Consulting?

    Basically the title. How disadvantaged are finance/accounting majors compared to math/physics/engineering majors in management consulting? Also, if I study math on my own time (unfortunately, there is currently no room in my schedule to take them), is the ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 1:00am -

  40. Need to Choose- Trading, Structuring, Sales, Research, Quant

    Hi Guys, I'm new to all of this. I have studied a masters in Engineering, but have had an interest in trading so have had a go at it myself for the past few years. I have managed to finally get a summer internship in S&T in an investment bank and ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2017 - 9:25am -

  41. Binary Securities

    Hey folks. Just wondering, what kinds of binary securities are there? That is, what securities have only two discrete pay-offs? Alternatively, are there portfolios of securities that can achieve such a result? Ideally, is there a security that returns (ne ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2011 - 12:03pm -

  42. Help to a confused student

    Hi all. I did my bachelor's degree in Mathematics in Greece and now I am doing my master's in Financial Mathematics, at the London School of Economics (LSE). The application period has almost ended and I am worried a lot about my future. I have ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 21 2018 - 11:12pm -

  43. Deciding btw Sales & Quant..

    I recently got an associate level offer from a major BB in sales& trading, with a focus on institutional fixed income(structured product) sales. i also was offered a quant position from another major BB in IR/FX desk. Although having a sales personali ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2010 - 11:33pm -

  44. Best way to get into quant HF from undergrad?

    Hey everyone, I am a senior finishing up my undergrad at a target school and I would like to a find a job where I can develop and trade my own quantitative based strategies, preferably at a hedge fund. I have experience developing and backtesting strategi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2009 - 2:54pm -

  45. Quant Porn: The Story of Maths

    It's not often I find myself captivated by documentaries on mathematics, but a PBS special on Fractals a month ago left me hungry for more. I guess you could say it awakened the long dormant nerd in me. Luckily, I didn't have to wait long for an ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2010 - 4:32am -

  46. MS Applied Economics

    I am leaning towards getting my Masters of Science in Applied Economics. The program I am intersted in focuses on a lot of econometrics and using SAS software. I was wondering if there was any way I could use this degree or skill set to get a job in finan ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2014 - 9:37pm -

  47. $12,000 gold

    Sitting down with a quant and hearing them make fun of technical analysts (a.k.a chartists) can be surprisingly funny. Seeing a guy in Dockers with a buttoned collar and a pair of bifocals do the white man's overbite while bobbing his torso and singi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 7:12pm -

  48. Credit Trading interview- Phone interview for a credit quant

    Hey WSO, I have a phone interview for a credit quant trading role at a BB. My background is math major from top 10 US school then forex quant trading, a fairly equal between split intraday long / short using mathematical and technical techinques and spot ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  49. Prop Trading vs Quant Firm Compensation

    Suppose I have offers from Two Sigma and a couple small time trading firms (100 employees), what should I choose if I want to maximize my earnings in the: 1 year time frame, 2 year time frame and 5 year time frame? Glassdoor says this trading firm has a s ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2015 - 6:00pm -

  50. Oldest person to have gotten into Wall Street?

    What is the oldest age anyone knows of someone getting into Wall Street, what was their background, what type of role did they land, etc. PE Trader age quant market risk career changer ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2015 - 11:57am -

  51. BB Algo Trading Group Salaries

    What is the comp for entry (and low experience) positions in Algo trading in BB NY banks? (ie positions from salesman, quant, developer etc) trading sales quant ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2011 - 4:33pm -

  52. Matlab as a quant language

    How useful is Matlab as a quant language if it is the ONLY one you know? A friend of mine who went quant 7 years ago said that you really need to know C++/C# or java these days to start adding value to the blocks of existing code at most jobs you'll ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2010 - 5:46pm -

  53. AQR phone interview for Global asset allocation group position: insights?

    I have a phone interview with AQR soon for a position in the Global asset allocation group. This is a junior-level position (~2-3 years of experience). Has anyone interviewed with AQR before? Any tips on what kind of questions I should expect? Thanks a lo ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 4:32pm -

  54. Trader to MBA

    I am a 26 year old energy trader who has an UG in finance and an MFE from a top program. I've been trading for 2 years in physical energy at a top merchant trading firm such as glencore, trafigura, tenaska trading physical commodities (natural gas, o ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 19 2016 - 10:23pm -

  55. Bank of America QMAP

    Anyone heard of the program and interview process? I have a phone interview with them soon. risk quant ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  56. How do you define quant?

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    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2015 - 8:26pm -

  57. Princeton ORFE vs Oxford Mathematics/Comp Sci

    Hey guys, I'm posting this for a friend, and he is right now having trouble decide between doing the ORFE major at Princeton, or going to UK to do mathematics and comp sci. He told me that if he goes to oxford, he will do the four year option at Oxfo ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2013 - 1:09pm -

  58. Non-target with engineering degree... what are my options

    Hey gentlemen, I'm a computer engineer graduate who's hoping to get some advice from the community. I'll try to keep it concise and to the point so here is my background: 1) I've already graduated. (Do banks have post-bachelors/ pre-MB ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2012 - 11:53pm -

  59. Quant hedge fund out of Investment Banking

    I work at a top M&A group (GS / MS / Evercore / Lazard / etc) and was recently offered a strategy position at a top quantitative fund (RenTech, Jane Street, AQR, DE Shaw, etc). If I were to take the role, I would help launch new initiatives and produc ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2016 - 7:48pm -

  60. Greetings from Toronto

    I'm a 22 year old whose just discovered the world of trading in 2014-2015. I am not in school because I dropped out due to discovering the world of business and that journey unleash the ambition inside of me. (I am a Leo after all) Anyway, too bad I ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 8:39pm -

  61. Least Quantitative-Intensive Type of Hedge Funds and Couple Other General Questions?

    Hi, So I was wondering what types of hedge funds are the least quantitative and more or less look at fundamental analysis or other non-quant techniques to make money? I've heard that long-short funds might fit the bill, but are there any others? Whil ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2010 - 6:33pm -

  62. interview with MS for quant PhD associate position

    Ive been invited to a 1 hour phone interview with MS for a position in the PhD quant sales & trading Fixed Income division. My invite mentioned that they'd want to ask 3-4 math and finance questions during the interview. Does anyone know what the ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2010 - 8:51pm -

  63. Quant Skills in S&T vs. IBD?

    I want to know the level of quantitative skills needed for a career in Investment Banking vs. S&T. I've only taken introductory finance and accounting classes, and I haven't focused much on quant skills, with my Economics (mostly qualitative ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2010 - 12:02am -

  64. Quant Salaries

    S&T salaries and bonuses are assigned to good traders who have a large profit on the books, etc. and IB make good salaries/bonuses from working hard on deals, etc. How are quant bonuses and such assigned? As is there a ceiling on quant salary at a BB? ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2010 - 2:19pm -

  65. Citi Quant vs. BlackRock FMG

    Hi all, I'm a senior undergrad (engineering & finance). I have FT offers from both Citi Quant (sell-side rotational program: 1 year of research + 1 year of trading) and BlackRock Financial Modeling Group (FMG, buy-side research). The work I would ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2009 - 12:15am -

  66. How long can traditional equity research survive under pressure of quant

    How long can traditional equity research survive under pressure of quant quant ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 11:43pm -

  67. BAML QTrading vs Citadel FTAP

    Hello, I'm a cs student and got some offers from BAML Quantitative Trading Group and Citadel FTAP Eventually I want to work as Quantitative Researcher of quant funds or prop firms. BAML QTG Pros: Small prop group, experience all position, relaxed env ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2012 - 1:42pm -

  68. [job opportunity] If you are a senior with a quantitative major

    (by quantitative major I mean any engineering, math, physics, comp sci) and are interested in working in a rotational program that serves as a feeder to the quantitative investment research groups at a top tier Asset Management firm, PM me. GPA cut-off is ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 11 2012 - 7:16am -

  69. Index options trading

    I'm about to interview with index option trading desk within a BBs equity derivative group-one of the major skillset they emphasized was coding skills, my wonderings are about how much codings are involved? Is the index option trading part of the alg ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2012 - 7:24pm -

  70. MFE, MS Applied Math, MS Stats, or MS Computer Science?

    So I'm having a bit of a dilemma: Deciding if I should go to a master's program or straight into the quant workforce and if so, which department. A little background. I am a fairly competitive student, but attend a definite non-target state scho ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 2:58pm -

  71. 6yrs solid programming. Where do I go from here in trading? hft?quant developer?

    Hi, This is my first post in this forum and to be honest I'll admit that I don't have much knowledge about trading or finance world. Heres my situation: BS CS (foreign), MS CS(top 50 state school), close to 6yrs as a programmer in big software c ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 25 2010 - 9:24pm -

  72. Excel Resources

    Even though I got plently of programming experience, I've never used Excel much, at least not the way quants would. Any resources/tutorials you would recommend on this? Thank you ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2010 - 6:10pm -

  73. UK Quant degree: Imperial Mathematics and Finance vs Cambridge Mathematical Statistics

    Hi guys, I'm applying for MSc 'Mathematics and Finance' in Imperial college and also MAST 'Mathematical Statistics' in Cambridge. I already have 2-3 years experience as a developer in a quant hedge fund in London. My goal is to be ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 21 2018 - 1:53pm -

  74. Follow up interview with research... yes or no

    Hello Wall Street Oasis, I just finished an interview with a prominent hedge fund. I believe it went okay to good. The interviewer seemed to be interested in my experience and on me. 80% of the hour interview was on the technical details of the strategies ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2015 - 9:14am -

  75. Valuating Capital Requirements

    Since I am far from quantitatively inclined my tolerance for highly quantitative approaches to finance is low. Naturally, during the derivate driven whirlwind of the last decade I missed out on many an opportunity to add an extra zero. I don't have a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2011 - 12:45pm -

  76. Software Developer (and eventually Quantitative Researcher) position at an IT consultancy turned high-frequency HF. Good idea?

    Quantitative Researcher and Software Developer positions advertised on the university website. Applied, no tests, one interview, got a job offer. Initially will be for 6 months (probationary period) at 34,500 GBP (+ an undefined bonus) as a Software Devel ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2014 - 6:10am -

  77. quant trading (equities)

    Hi all, I am currently rotating at different desks at a BB in London as a part of the FT program, and looking at possible options for permanent placement. One desk I am considering is the quant trading desk in equities. They do backtesting and algos- a mi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 10:47am -

  78. Does this kind of position exist?

    Hi I've been an excel/powerpoint monkey (in an emerging market) for a couple of years (and internships) but I feel dumb and bored. I want to move to a more quantitative position in the buyside. I come from an engineering background and I have good kn ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2011 - 1:02pm -

  79. Is Desk Quant a worthy jump?

    I just interviewed with a junior desk quant position in a non- BB Fixed Income desk. The team is small and gradually built up so there are many opportunities I assumed. And I will report directly to head of desk. I'm now working in technology team in ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 6:08pm -

  80. Advice For a Scientist Ready to Play the Field

    Hi all, About my background: BS & PhD in chemical physics from Caltech/MIT, have been a postdoctoral fellow for 1 year. GPAs 3.9 (ug) and 4.0 (g)- well published, several awards/fellowships in my field. My research has been theoretical- paper and penc ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2010 - 7:54pm -

  81. Fundamental trader career vs. quant trader career...

    Which one has more potential to make more money? By fundamental trader I mean trader who trades on fundamentals, often global macro. For a person who has both knowledge/skillset in Econ and math/stats, should he start the trading career as a fundamental t ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2009 - 5:16pm -

  82. Majors for a Potential Quant/FinTech person?

    Hello WSO! I am currently at a semitarget business school and I was wondering whether I should pursue a Finance degree with a minor in Computer Science or a double major in Computer Science and Economics. The reason I would be able to do a double major wi ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 10 2017 - 6:38pm -

  83. Goldman quantitative investment strategies vs prop trading

    I am a junior at a target school. I have been offered a summer position with Goldman quantitative investment strategies (Asset Management) as well as a summer internship doing prop trading at a firm in Chicago (think belvedere / wolverine / drw level). I ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 4:09pm -

  84. Hiiiiiiiiiii

    I am Yuxiang, right now in MSF program. quant ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 11:42pm -

  85. Building a career path- Currently taking accounting classes

    Hey guys, I am currently taking accounting classes to satisfy the cpa requirement and planning to take cpa exam at the end of this year. Here's my current plan: I will start working as an accountant in a cpa firm and build up some experience on the f ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 1:15pm -

  86. Most Quanty/Techy group in S&T

    For a friend: I have been writing risk software at a BB for the past few years. I have not been inventing new models, but have just been implementing regulatory requirements in our risk software. I've written code in everything: C/C++, MATLAB, R, Pyt ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2013 - 11:46pm -

  87. GMAT quant percentiles

    Looks like the chinese and indian math whizzes taking the GMAT continue to make our lives more difficult. According to the latest percentile breakdown, a raw quant score of 48 is now 78%; it used to be around 81-83%. A score of 49 is now 83%(used to be 86 ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2012 - 8:53pm -

  88. delete

    delete quant ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2011 - 4:12am -

  89. Best place to start?

    Gents, Out of undergraduate, is it better to start your career as an investment analyst at a macro fund like Bridgewater or to work somewhere more quant focused like DE Shaw? I am looking at this from a development perspective--I am not sure what I would ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2010 - 11:03am -

  90. What entry level job is best for becoming a quant.

    I know which degrees are best for becoming a quant and that you need a masters degree to get most of the jobs, but there is very little information about what job you should be working if you want to do your masters part-time. That's why I thought I& ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2018 - 2:08pm -

  91. Quants in Private Debt [Corporate Loans, ABS]

    If you're at a quant shop, do you or your firm deploy automated trading to transact in illiquid private debt [broadly syndicated corporate loans,? What could be improved on to improve your advantage and how do you compare to others on across the indu ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 1:01pm -

  92. Candlestick vs. quantitative trading

    I used to be a trader, more of the candlestick variety before I studied finance and I learned about candlesticks before. But now since I've seen a lot more quantitative concepts, I'm just wondering: who reputable actually uses candlestick charts ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 7:13am -

  93. Building a career path- Satisfying the CPA requirement

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