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by QuantCentral
May 29th, 2014, 1:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

cqf graduate not finding a job

<r>It sounds like you have the right background for jobs related to Variable Annuities Hedging in large insurance firms, such as this role at Manulife: <URL url="http://manulife.taleo.net/careersection/external_global/jobdetail.ftl?job=654401&src=JB-12380Did"><LINK_TEXT text="http://manulife.tal...
by QuantCentral
May 27th, 2014, 3:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Starting as a buy-side quant - how to prepare?
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Starting as a buy-side quant - how to prepare?

What type of quant hedge funds is this? HFT, statistical arbitrage, or global macro? Whatever it is, it makes sense to gain some experience playing around with your own quant trading strategies. It might help improve your work efficiency in the future.
by QuantCentral
May 23rd, 2013, 2:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Full Time Salary to Contracting Rate
Replies: 11
Views: 10359

Full Time Salary to Contracting Rate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ElysianEaglego contract and bill the shit outta them. i had a number of colleagues where i used to work doin contract, and they agreed that even factoring in the fact that they had to pay for their own health insurance etc, they were still comin out ahead. the place i u...
by QuantCentral
May 22nd, 2013, 5:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: want to learn more about model validation
Replies: 7
Views: 8460

want to learn more about model validation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteMy summary is that MV has decent W/L balance, is often for math/physics PhDs, and for some reason (prolly cuz no one pays them no mind) gets dumped on pretty frequently by those in other areas, and apparently also has the worst happiness quotient comp...
by QuantCentral
May 17th, 2013, 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Software - Portfolio Optimization and Risk Management
Replies: 8
Views: 8698

Software - Portfolio Optimization and Risk Management

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishIt would be a huge leap for the typical retail trader to incorporate the teachings of Markowitz. The problem is not so much how much time it will take to build it as how much time it will take to find somebody who wants to use it (let alone pay for it).Indeed, it...
by QuantCentral
May 17th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Can I turn to others other than my supervisor for academic help
Replies: 10
Views: 7836

Can I turn to others other than my supervisor for academic help

<t>It is not like you are asking another professor to supervise you. Can you sit in a course offered by another professor? Of course!Can you speak to another professor regarding your research? Of course!Independent research doesn't mean you shouldn't reach out to the domain expert to get a quick ans...
by QuantCentral
May 16th, 2013, 5:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What scenarios do you see for jobs in the financial services over 1, 3, 5 years?
Replies: 41
Views: 11576

What scenarios do you see for jobs in the financial services over 1, 3, 5 years?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyStratA friend of mine is 25, he got hired as a "quant" contractor in a major US bank working on credit risk models. He's been there for 6 months now and he's contract is one year but probably will be extended or offered a perm job.His daily rate is £400 which means...
by QuantCentral
May 13th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Book on computational finance
Replies: 5
Views: 8551

Book on computational finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: vicnicI am working as a consultant in a small business consultancy in Hamburg. I am not an expert in financial mathematics but need an accessible overview on the current developments on that topic, because my client base is growing to that sector, especially energy &...
by QuantCentral
May 9th, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Book on computational finance
Replies: 5
Views: 8551

Book on computational finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: frolloosQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantCentralYou may want to introduce your background so that others can make appropriate recommendations.Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask, but why is the subscription fee N/A on QuantCentral? Is there only an initial p...
by QuantCentral
May 8th, 2013, 4:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant jobs with the least hours
Replies: 35
Views: 12864

quant jobs with the least hours

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantCentralQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantCentralQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsmodel val people can work pretty comfortable hoursmodel val is pretty good if you don't crave for a lot of m...
by QuantCentral
May 8th, 2013, 4:17 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Book on computational finance
Replies: 5
Views: 8551

Book on computational finance

You may want to introduce your background so that others can make appropriate recommendations.
by QuantCentral
April 22nd, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant jobs with the least hours
Replies: 35
Views: 12864

quant jobs with the least hours

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: QuantCentralQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsmodel val people can work pretty comfortable hoursmodel val is pretty good if you don't crave for a lot of money. comfortable and maybe flexible hours; little pressure; can be fun if y...
by QuantCentral
April 19th, 2013, 6:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18011

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2 they make way less money than people in other industries living outside of those areas. Other industries like what? I don't think there's another industry in which people on average make mu...
by QuantCentral
April 19th, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18011

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJSurprised by how no one seem to mention that they love their jobs and everyone is trying to show that they are better just because they earn a significant% higher than the counterpart. What happened to adding value, helping your client, enjoying your duties ? It se...
by QuantCentral
April 19th, 2013, 1:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant jobs with the least hours
Replies: 35
Views: 12864

quant jobs with the least hours

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsmodel val people can work pretty comfortable hoursmodel val is pretty good if you don't crave for a lot of money. comfortable and maybe flexible hours; little pressure; can be fun if you love studying models in great detail; job stability; more head counts, et...
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