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by chaoticrambler
December 30th, 2009, 11:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant
Replies: 22
Views: 39065

Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant

QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999Chaotic, is it at least a 9-5 job for that kind of money?Well from what I know so far, it is more like 8-6...but weekends are free.
by chaoticrambler
December 30th, 2009, 10:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant
Replies: 22
Views: 39065

Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrain >> I just got a phone interview request for the Bloomberg interest rate >> derivatives quant internship. I was wondering what types of questions I >> should expect on a phone interview.Internship?? Means you get the privilege of working at slave wages AND the opp...
by chaoticrambler
December 30th, 2009, 1:53 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant
Replies: 22
Views: 39065

Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: chaoticrambler Base is 95K. Bonus is 10-15k.In other words, Bloomberg is paying 2nd tier Software industry wages - top tier s/w comp at Microsoft/Google/Yahoo/Facebook is 110k + 50k bonus for PhD with no experience.50 k bonus for no ...
by chaoticrambler
December 30th, 2009, 1:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant
Replies: 22
Views: 39065

Bloomberg interest rate derivatives quant

QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodleshow much do they pay? $65K plus $10K bonus? Base is 95K. Bonus is 10-15k.
by chaoticrambler
December 7th, 2009, 11:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: In between my 1st and 2nd jobs: strategic career advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 37112

In between my 1st and 2nd jobs: strategic career advice needed

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: drews26QuoteOriginally posted by: chaoticramblerQuoteOriginally posted by: drews26I cannot think of and have never seen any finance job which couldn't be done by a smart undegrad (in terms of level of math, finance or IT skills required). Especially now when people don'...
by chaoticrambler
December 7th, 2009, 11:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: In between my 1st and 2nd jobs: strategic career advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 37112

In between my 1st and 2nd jobs: strategic career advice needed

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: drews26I cannot think of and have never seen any finance job which couldn't be done by a smart undegrad (in terms of level of math, finance or IT skills required). Especially now when people don't care that much about structured/exotic products and banks make most of th...
by chaoticrambler
November 25th, 2009, 2:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39673

Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: APSQuoteSome people may tell you that Ph.D. doesn't matter, only how good you are matters and how difficult it is to replace you. In a downturn everybody is replaceable. Managers don't like to fire people, they hate it. It's difficult to decide who to fire when you have...
by chaoticrambler
November 22nd, 2009, 2:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Any quant jobs in India?
Replies: 82
Views: 214006

Any quant jobs in India?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: sudhee2uHi,How good are the options of pursuing PhD in Indian Universities. I just came across Phd programmes in Birla Institute of Technology and science. The phd programme is on Financial Engineering.Does it atleast provide an interview call form international compani...
by chaoticrambler
November 19th, 2009, 6:59 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Sobolev norm
Replies: 15
Views: 38670

Sobolev norm

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CosteanuCorrection:E[f(X)^2 + f'(X)^2] >=cwhere c is a constant that is not necessarily 1. I just found a function for which this expected value is roughly 0.641. The function is f(x) = exp(-lambda*abs(x)) where lambda is approximately 0.672. Now, the constant I was abl...
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school
Replies: 44
Views: 38142

Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EEGradI second him. My own school always interviewed from the top 3, a lot of the candidates were just well connected while their research was very lacklustre. Some of them also got offers to the amazement of a lot of us grad students.My school is ranked in top 20 in en...
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 7:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school
Replies: 44
Views: 38142

Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyQuoteOriginally posted by: chaoticramblerQuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Just to make things clear, the link below provides the placement of the Accounting PhDs from UT-Austin.PhD PlacementAs you can see they get positions in the Business schools at Ha...
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 6:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school
Replies: 44
Views: 38142

Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Just to make things clear, the link below provides the placement of the Accounting PhDs from UT-Austin.PhD PlacementAs you can see they get positions in the Business schools at Harvard, Standford, Wharton, Dartmouth, Duke, CMU etc.From my batch, I know PhD ...
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 4:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: roles with lots of travelling
Replies: 9
Views: 33255

roles with lots of travelling

QuoteOriginally posted by: EEGradCan you put down escorts as a business expense?R rated R&R
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 3:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school
Replies: 44
Views: 38142

Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MatthewMQuoteThe rankings remain the same more or less every year because of obvious reasons that no school can become crappy or awesome in one year. IIRC, the rankings for PhD programs in physics have literally not been updated since 1999/2000 Rankings for undergrads a...
by chaoticrambler
November 17th, 2009, 3:36 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school
Replies: 44
Views: 38142

Prospect of Quant job for PHD from non top-10 school

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EEGradQuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: EEGradThere must be some mistake Texas Austin is one of the top research schools at least in EE it was ranked #10 in 2008What happened once you looked into the numbers was that phds.org looked at the num...
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