SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by Covariant
March 31st, 2012, 2:42 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Career Rage
Replies: 69
Views: 19930

Quant Career Rage

What I mean is, compare what is discussed in most of the articles on the front page of the site to what is discussed in most of these threads. There seems to be little overlap.
by Covariant
March 30th, 2012, 11:37 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Career Rage
Replies: 69
Views: 19930

Quant Career Rage

How many people here are actually quants, or do quant jobs even exist anymore? Most talk on here seems to lean more toward pure programming.
by Covariant
November 4th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Recruitment events
Replies: 7
Views: 18698

Recruitment events

<t>I have experience of a number of these events organised through the university, which led to a number of conversations with friendly individuals who helpfully summarised the contents of their firm's website...Unless they're done very differently elsewhere the problem is that no one who meets you ...
by Covariant
November 3rd, 2011, 10:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ronwisewhen someone writes papers being MSc or PhD student - he ALWAYS has a supervisor who actually tells him what to do. The point of having PhD and doing science is to supervise yourself. It is really stuped to think that MSc or PhD student can actually do scence alo...
by Covariant
November 3rd, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spv205for quant roles PhD in finance is not as well regarded as Maths/Physics Phds.Covariant are you sure its so easy to get into these Oil and Gas roles with a physics phd- I assumed most other industries really are looking for people whose degree reflects the industry...
by Covariant
November 3rd, 2011, 12:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: CovariantWhat if I just enjoy doing physics and what to do some for 4 years?before you become PhD, you don't really "do physics". it's what you do after the degree that matters. if you plan to leave the field after getting a degree, i'...
by Covariant
November 3rd, 2011, 12:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: CovariantPut it this way: if you were to do a PhD but then were immediately killed thereafter, would you say to disregard this as if you were suitable to do a PhD in the first place you would not care about anything else? Or perhaps, i...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 11:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>When you put it like that, I don't suppose maths and programming will ever go out of fashion or be subject to a glut of new entrants. However of all the private sector physics-y jobs, QF circa 10 years ago until I guess the crash seems like the most exciting, even if the pay were only average. It...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiYou do a phd because you want to. Period. You don't need a Phd in physics to do most jobs that fall under the undetermined label of "quant finance".That is why I want to do a PhD. What I'm trying to work out is whether it is possible to do this and still fulfill my...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 11:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: HansiDON'T DO A PHD FOR SOME POSSIBLE FUTURE JOB PERSPECTIVES!they never listenPut it this way: if you were to do a PhD but then were immediately killed thereafter, would you say to disregard this as if you were suitable to do a PhD in...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 11:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiWhy even bother thinking about it... if you want to do the PHD because you are interested in physics then go do it. DON'T DO A PHD FOR SOME POSSIBLE FUTURE JOB PERSPECTIVES!As I tried to point out, I want to do a PhD because I like physics and there's an area I'm i...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: finitudIf you ask three quants that question you'll probably get four different answersI was expecting that, but I'm still interested to hear the range of answerQuoteMy guess is there'll be still some demand for stuff like risk, developers, and (once things look good ag...
by Covariant
November 2nd, 2011, 10:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant finance is 3-5 years
Replies: 26
Views: 20303

Quant finance is 3-5 years

<t>I'm in the position of potentially starting a PhD in physics next year, and I'm interested what people think the situation will be like for quant jobs in 3-5 years. Obviously it is extremely difficult to answer such a question accurately in finance of all industries, but given the existence of a ...
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