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by cquasar
May 30th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Contributing a tutorial-style article/blog post on Wilmott
Replies: 1
Views: 5907

Contributing a tutorial-style article/blog post on Wilmott

Hi everybody, I am a newbie to quantitative finance and the mathematics of pricing derivatives. I enjoyed reading the articles section of Wilmott, some articles by senior folks are like a treasure-trove. Sometime in the future, I would like to write about something I learnt, for example, modelling t...
by cquasar
May 30th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Interview Question on Scribd
Replies: 13
Views: 6040

Re: Interview Question on Scribd

Thanks for this clarification.  I still have a couple of questions: 1).  I am not sure if I understand why you say the "relevant forward period is identical".  For the swaption case, the vol is the forward swap rate in one years time (relative to today) for a future two year period [1, 3].  For the...
by cquasar
March 22nd, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Education advice for a wannabe quant
Replies: 10
Views: 7640

Re: Education advice for a wannabe quant

You certainly don't need a math PhD to become a finance quant, whatever that may mean these days. And, vice versa, most math PhDs are entirely unsuited to be quants. It is helpful to have an engineering mindset, but that is hard to acquire through studying, although studying some engineering topics...
by cquasar
March 19th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Education advice for a wannabe quant
Replies: 10
Views: 7640

Education advice for a wannabe quant

Dear all, I am new to Wilmott forums and this is my first post. I am a CS undergrad, worked as a software programmer for 6 years and then a brief stint of 2 years as a risk analyst at a bank. My age is 33. I enjoy studying probability - games and paradoxes and the proving things from first principle...
by cquasar
March 4th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Getting upto speed for pursuing CQF
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Getting upto speed for pursuing CQF

<r>Hi everyone,I am Quasar, and I hail from Mumbai, India. I am a newbie to Wilmott fora. I want to do CQF(Cert. in Quant Finance) next year, out of interest, play around in Excel VBA/Python. It would be really nice to know, what prep (prerequisites) I should do, so that I can make the most out of t...
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