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by ashkar
July 24th, 2014, 11:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Internal vs External Job Application
Replies: 56
Views: 9449

Internal vs External Job Application

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: SabeenaThis is the case when you apply formally through the system. What are the risks and expextations if you try to approach the hiring manager independently? anyone who can share their experience with the forum?Internal move are more about patience, networking and na...
by ashkar
July 8th, 2014, 9:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maximise Salary as a Programmer
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

Maximise Salary as a Programmer

<t>If you wanted to remain techie at this level, you could possibly get slightly more $ if you did what you do, but for algo desks. Some common skills required in this area would be around python, working knowledge of R and some KDB to start with. Banks are getting into algo/elec-trading in options ...
by ashkar
June 18th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12262

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: SprinterQuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyholy smokes. This is literally making my eyes bleed.C'mon guys. This sprinter dude must be a troll.what I am writing is with months of intensive job search. I don't know if quantitative to you means developing mean variance and...
by ashkar
June 11th, 2014, 6:39 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Strange execution in R
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Strange execution in R

Thanks a lot Hansi. Very nice explanation. That link looks very useful too.
by ashkar
June 10th, 2014, 11:19 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Strange execution in R
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Strange execution in R

<t>globals isn't really the issue here. It seems to be a bug in R. If I replace "v.term[i-1:i]" by "c(v.term[i-1],v.term)" then it works as expected. If someone spots something stupid on my part please let me know. I'll try with a different version etc tomorrow.I should really get to bed now...too m...
by ashkar
June 10th, 2014, 10:30 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Strange execution in R
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Strange execution in R

On further looking at all the workspace variables, there turned out to be a x and y variable declared outside of the function which seemed to cause the issue. Seems ok after clearing the workspace.
by ashkar
June 10th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Strange execution in R
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Strange execution in R

<t>Hi guysI'm trying some basic pricing in R. Getting strange behaviour in the following function.In the line "x <- v.term[i-1:i]" in attached code, x should be two element vector but I see strange x values that changes as I restructure the code keeping the logic the same (to check if its some form ...
by ashkar
June 4th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: High attrition in finance normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

High attrition in finance normal?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: blackscholesIf an entire group leaves due to attrition, do they just simply lay you off if you're one of the few remaining? Any advice on how I should prepare myself?if it's a group that's essential, think of it as an opportunity to mov...
by ashkar
June 4th, 2014, 9:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12262

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: SprinterI didn't get your remark. have you not seen job adverts technology to trading, quant developers invited to apply for trading roles, trading positions requiring market risk experience. traders are not born traders. most traders are previously market risk analysts...
by ashkar
June 2nd, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12262

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinterhi ashker,behavioral aspects can be assessed by means of psychometric tests and many other modern day examinations. and of course by interviewing. but thats not the case here. my behavioral traits can only be assessed if I proceed to the testing and examination ...
by ashkar
May 30th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12262

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>Without experience, academic knowledge counts for very very little in finance except at graduate programs. For trading related jobs, its not your intellectual capacity that people doubt, but its more of the behavioural ones such as team fit, training cost etc. They would rather have a fresh grad ...
by ashkar
May 22nd, 2014, 12:30 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Extracting data points from a graph image
Replies: 5
Views: 5344

Extracting data points from a graph image

<t>Hi GuysI have a graph image (JPEG) which I'm reading into a matrix of rgb components. However the graph points (in red) comes in various shades of red pixels around the real value. (Example - in one column, instead of 1 red pixel, I see around 20 pixels of different shades of red). Could anyone p...
by ashkar
November 19th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: P&L Explain
Replies: 15
Views: 12737

P&L Explain

Me too pls. What instruments do you look at in the paper?
by ashkar
October 10th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?
Replies: 9
Views: 7274

Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?

Yes, I assume if he is looking at games in CS then he may be interested in program analysis. I dont see any point in studying game theory in econ as a CS student. No one will buy it.
by ashkar
October 10th, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?
Replies: 9
Views: 7274

Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?

<r>game theory used to be popular in CS many years ago. If you're interested in theoretical side then I suggest looking at <URL url="http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~herbert/publications.html">http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~herbert/publications.html</URL> otherwise study some applied math/cs topic such as gpu bas...
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