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  2. Currently working a job in Asset Performance Analytics and reporting at a boutique Investment Management firm. Based on my exposure in school, and what I've learned and been exposed too at my current position, I think I would really enjoy working in ...

    277 comments3 Jun 2017 -

  3. GMAT Prep- Books/Classes Worth It?

    Business School and GMAT

    Do most people take gmat courses or intensive at-home study options, or how long does one usually spend preparing for a GMAT exam? I know there are some posts on here from certain people asking how to study, etc but I was wondering if most people (at leas ...

    41 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  4. Help me understand QE2

    Sales and Trading

    Sorry for the long post, I have a lot of questions. Even if you only answer one question or clarify one point, it'd still help me tremendously. This is basically what I know (skip this paragraph if you want to get to my actual questions): The whole i ...

    65 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  5. About two years ago, I had a fascinating market related conversation with the son of a high ranking Chinese Communist Party member who had recently finished a top 5 MBA program stateside. He was celebrating all over town and the entourage grew by the bott ...

    22 comments12 Dec 2010 -

  6. He buys suits from JC Penneys, he's a MSD, he's a die-hard frugalosophist, but as UFOinsider put it, "At the end of the day, he still adds more value to this site than you." And since IP won "everyone gets a free $1 off coupon for ...

    25 comments3 Jan 2012 -

  7. Big List of Quant Employers

    Job Search Advice

    List of Companies hiring interns/full-time quants INVESTMENT BANKS Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barclays Capital BNP Paribas Citigroup Centerview Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Evercore Goldman Sachs J.P. Morgan Jefferies Lazard Moelis Morgan Stanley Nomura ...

    13 comments24 Oct 2017 -

  8. I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? Is it maybe linear alg ...

    16 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  9. Bond funds have been on my mind lately. I know today is Election Day and some of you are expecting me to opine about the possible outcomes. Meh. No matter who you vote for, government still wins. With the exception of California Prop 19 (vote YES if you&# ...

    13 comments2 Nov 2010 -

  10. I'm writing a senior thesis supervised by a professor in the math department on some of the technical aspects of options pricing. This will count towards my honors degree. My question is, is it useful to mention the thesis anyway on my resume/in an i ...

    14 comments24 Jul 2012 -

  11. GMAT Woes

    Business School and GMAT

    Just took the GMAT this morning and I got a 720. That's the 94th percentile you say, good for you! Except not. My breakdown is 41Q, 48V which equates to the 58th percentile on the quant part and well into the 99th percentile for verbal. Problem is, m ...

    15 comments30 Oct 2010 -

  12. Does anyone have any info on BoA's QMAP program? What they ask in the interview, comp, exit opps etc? Quantitative risk management Salary ...

    10 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  13. I'm at CMU right now doing the finance track in tepper but I'm thinking of applying for comp fi in the spring. How much would this help if I'm leaning towards M&A but wouldn't be opposed to S&T? I don't have that much by w ...

    14 comments27 Dec 2009 -

  14. I don't know if it's best for what I want to do. Well I'll be going to Michigan's LSA (language, science, and arts) next year and trying to get into Ross. I'm thinking if I get in I'd like to double major in Business Administ ...

    11 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  15. Retrospectively, I think I should have said that I currently have a comparative advantage in persuasion, but my passion is for quantitative areas of corporate finance, esp. QRM. Is this a good response if they are looking for a quantitative person? Interv ...

    10 comments24 Mar 2013 -

  16. Words: 218 | Reading Time: <1 min | Flesch-Kincaid Grade: 10.2 The question is: Is the glass half empty or half full? And it is supposed to test your Psychological preference to being an Optimist or Pessimist as the Optimist assumes half-full and the P ...

    7 comments7 Mar 2017 -

  17. I am trying to break into a BB. Preferably to work in a quantitative field, but my experiences are kind of irrelevant. Any comment is greatly appreciated. I also double if my cover letter is too short to too cheesy. Thank you in advance. Resume: http://ww ...

    9 comments26 Sep 2010 -

  18. Engineer- Over to Business

    Other Industries

    Hi, I was hoping that some current business/finance professionals could give some advice in regards to a change I am hoping to make regarding my career. I'll try to make it quick but anything would be appreciated. I went to Rutgers and graduated with ...

    9 comments28 Nov 2009 -

  19. I had interview with Bank of America Quantitative Middle Office. First off, I am not sure what they are doing exactly and the answers are not consistent. I was told it's similar to quant on the desk... but why a quant in the middle office? Has anyone ...

    7 comments16 Oct 2015 -

  20. Hey, I'm interviewing with an investment bank for a quantitative analysis job. How difficult would it be to transition from that to equity research? interview Quantitative investment bank equity analysis research ...

    6 comments23 Feb 2015 -

  21. MFE Programs-who needs 'em?

    Sales and Trading

    Hello, I've been working in finance for a year now and am exploring new careers. I am interested in financial engineering, and have a master's degree in finance. I would consider going to an MFE but would rather not due to the expense. That bein ...

    5 comments20 Jun 2016 -

  22. Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me make a decision regarding my summer internship. So a little background about myself: I don't really know much about finance. I just applied to several jobs and have been cramming for interviews the night ...

    6 comments20 Feb 2010 -

  23. Anyone else get invited to this for tomorrow? Know what it entails? I'm interested much more in IBD but applied to this, and was accepted. Have no quantitative background whatsoever but was accepted anyways, which was strange. Was also denied to a ge ...

    4 comments3 Jan 2011 -

  24. Hi, I was wondering how important quant skills are in equity research (I've been reading about it, and it seems like a field that suits me fairly well)? I know that for trading, quant majors are looked upon favorably and that majoring in something li ...

    4 comments8 Feb 2010 -

  25. DRW Business Analyst Interview

    Sales and Trading

    I was wondering if anyone knew how the interview for DRW's Summer business analyst position was? Is it as technical/quant as the trading DRW interviews? trading sa Quantitative technical drw business Interview ...

    3 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  26. dear fellow monkeys, do you know of any reputable master's programs in applied math/computer science that dont require a bachelor's in math/cs? my bachelor's is in econ, but i wanna get a more quantitative degree (i am not that interested i ...

    3 comments7 Nov 2012 -

  27. I was wondering how much quant stuff was involved in IB overall. Most of my classes now are specialized towards to preparing one for job as a financial analyst (taking classes like Quantitative Investment Management, Financial Modeling, Economic and Finan ...

    3 comments22 Aug 2012 -

  28. Hi, I received an email from BlackRock about an application I made for the Risk & Quantitative Analysis graduate program (part of their portfolio management group). They wanted me to take an online numerical test. I did it today and I think I did 17 r ...

    3 comments2 Mar 2011 -

  29. These guys just came and did a big presentation at Stanford. They seem to be MS's proprietary high frequency algorithmic trading group. As far as I can make out, there isn't much of a lead role for undergrads to play in such a desk- you're ...

    3 comments5 Oct 2008 -

  30. I have an interview coming up for a "quantitative research analyst" role at Fidelity. What is the salary/bonus like for a job like this? Also, what is the typical career path like? Many of my friends tell me that they would take this over any IB ...

    2 comments30 Jan 2011 -

  31. Which valuation metrics to use?

    Investment Banking

    I'm trying to do a comparable companies analysis for a company in the industrial sector and was wondering what ratios/metrics I should be using for companies in this industry and why. So far, I've decided to use: EV / EBITDA EV /Revenue FCF /Sha ...

    2 comments25 Mar 2009 -

  32. A recruiter at BAML reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in their Quantitative Analytics Summer Analyst program. (I can't post the link bc I'm a new poster) I'm a junior math major but I have nearly no programing experience. I ...

    1 comment16 Jan 2019 -

  33. Attend free webinar on How to use Mixture Models to Predict Market Bottoms by Brian Christopher- Founder, Blackarbs LLC, on Tuesday 25th Apr, 8:30 AM MST | 8:00 PM IST. The webinar will explain Mixture Models and explore its application to predict an asse ...

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  34. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to transition from M&A to a more quantitative role. I don't want my M&A experience to go to waste, even though it is only one year, and I would love to hear pitches about how to leverage this exp ...

    1 Nov 2016 -

  35. Partnership Description The Opportunity: Partners A and B currently work together at a major quantitative, asset manager. In 2017 the Partners, based in Miami, will leave to form a systematic, trend-following hedge fund focused on an underserved, but well ...

    11 Jun 2016 -

  36. Hi guys, I have managed to get my self an internship at a hedge fund in london as a quantitative developer. I am currently an MSc Finance student and was initially looking for a more quant researcher or trader role. Will a quant developer role allow me to ...

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  37. Hello, I have an interview for a quantitative associate position, supporting equity research at an investment bank. Is there anyone who could tell me about the chances of working there than moving to equity research? Thanks! investment bank Quantitative a ...

    23 Feb 2015 -

  38. Hi,I'm 16 and I am from Italy.My dream is to manage a hedge fund (that use a lot of HFT),I started some days ago reading Technical Analysis By Martin Pring (I read about 5 pages:)).Thus...This I am! PS I wanna become a great quant so I'll take c ...

    16 Jan 2015 -

  39. Hi all, I was wondering what a career in quantitative investment management would look like. Is it similar to the career growth of someone on the fundamental side? I am also wondering if it would be easy to move across different roles in the group? What i ...

    10 Oct 2014 -

  40. Quant Education

    Hedge Fund

    I am about to complete an a UK BSc in Economics and Econometrics. I want to become a Quantitative Analyst one day but I have never heard of quants coming from this sort of background. My questions are: 1.) Since I'm looking at applying for an MSc in ...

    1 comment5 Dec 2010 -

  41. Seeking Entrepeneural Mind Set. This person would be a starting member of this firm and share the PnL of the desk. Job Description: Independent systematic trading company is seeking developers to work on its platform and trading software. The candidates w ...

    9 Aug 2010 -