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by gianluca19
January 20th, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8412

Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?

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by gianluca19
January 20th, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8412

Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?

<t>I can tell you what it looks like from my point of view (I study maths and have several friends in PhD programmes or doing very well in undergraduate, I myself interviewed for a couple of quant positions at BBs)The best undergraduates in maths tend to either be completely focused on research or t...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19I thought you were talking about maths in general when you said:"Of course, it is. Maths in practice reduces to proving theorems formulated long time ago, you only play with assumptions and unimportant details of the proofs. Som...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 7:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalNicole El Karoui never been heard of in most maths departments?Are you sure you work in mathematical finance?there is a lot more to maths than mathematical finance.In the research centre I'm worki...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalNicole El Karoui never been heard of in most maths departments?Are you sure you work in mathematical finance?there is a lot more to maths than mathematical finance.In the research centre I'm working in now I'm quite sure noone has ever heard of her.anyway, you conf...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 6:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19and you think this has to do with the fact that Finance is a more challenging subject than Maths?I agree with Devon on the availability of problems to solve in science, but then again the greatest mathematicians will all work on...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 2:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976QuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Yeah right. If a Finance PhD claims to be an expert in Physics or Math, everyone would think that it was some kind of joke. But when all these Math PhDs claim to be experts in Fina...
by gianluca19
July 9th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: article affiliation
Replies: 56
Views: 10180

article affiliation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Yeah right. If a Finance PhD claims to be an expert in Physics or Math, everyone would think that it was some kind of joke. But when all these Math PhDs claim to be experts in Finance, that we are expected to take seriously.come on, you are not seriously co...
by gianluca19
May 22nd, 2013, 11:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: internship choice
Replies: 18
Views: 9057

internship choice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Jim> What I like is the problem solving side of the job, putting togheter what you have and the client's needs to get the best solution, given several constraints (regulators, internal limits, reputational considerations etc).I don't think you have a very good picture o...
by gianluca19
May 20th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: internship choice
Replies: 18
Views: 9057

internship choice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19From the little I have seen in the financial industry it looked very interesting to me. How so? Have you spoken to anyone in the Finance Industry? If you mean it is well paid - it can be, but it also can be boring as hell if you ...
by gianluca19
May 20th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: internship choice
Replies: 18
Views: 9057

internship choice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976You can try to tackle a topic in Game Theory (multi-player games with Bounded Rationality and Incomplete Information) or in Decision Theory under Risk and Uncertainty. The problems are much more interesting than what you would get in Empirical Finance or Co...
by gianluca19
May 19th, 2013, 2:47 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: internship choice
Replies: 18
Views: 9057

internship choice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19I have given up on doing a PHD as I don't think I'm good enough to approach any interesting and important problem in maths.those who do the best PhDs aren't always the same people who everyone thought were super-smart as under...
by gianluca19
May 18th, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: internship choice
Replies: 18
Views: 9057

internship choice

<t>I have given up on doing a PHD as I don't think I'm good enough to approach any interesting and important problem in maths.I would still like to do a job where I could use my analytical skills though.At the moment I have two offers from BB IB for a summer internship:credit hybrids and exotic trad...
by gianluca19
July 1st, 2012, 12:23 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Chessboard
Replies: 5
Views: 12902

Chessboard

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EBalQuoteOriginally posted by: foxkingdomQuoteOriginally posted by: EBalAm I missing something because it sounds too easy? You have to find the number of sequences consisting of n-1 zeroes and n-1 ones. The answer is obviouslyI never said it's difficult. Yesterday someo...
by gianluca19
May 20th, 2012, 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Italy confronts terrorism
Replies: 72
Views: 148224

Italy confronts terrorism

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ErrrbQuoteOriginally posted by: gianluca19 QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardhere (in France) on TV they say this isn't clear who/which organization carried out this attack in Brindisi.is that so?i am in the uk at the moment but the italian medias have no idea of who co...
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