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by plus
June 20th, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: volatility trader?
Replies: 5
Views: 20489

volatility trader?

<t>You dont need a PhD to become a trader. If you only did a PhD to do this, then yes you wasted your time, and it is your own fault as you obviously did not research the job market correctly.The reason to do a PhD is because you love the subject. If this was true, you didnt waste your time, but of ...
by plus
May 11th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What does an manager of investment manager do?
Replies: 4
Views: 22109

What does an manager of investment manager do?

Sounds like a nice way to pay two sets of fees for your investment.
by plus
April 26th, 2011, 8:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: £20k-£50k/annum Quant for Leading Commodities Trading House
Replies: 7
Views: 20635

£20k-£50k/annum Quant for Leading Commodities Trading House

Not really as this is an entry level job. However, you should look at what the longer term bonus potential in this role. At that stage of the career, what you learn and who you get to know is more important than a couple of extra k in year 1.
by plus
April 7th, 2011, 8:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: career after finance
Replies: 15
Views: 22939

career after finance

Spend all of your money and then sit back and milk the benefits system.
by plus
March 31st, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: the poor French trader
Replies: 17
Views: 23897

the poor French trader

The important thing is not the initial salary, but potential longer term compensation including bonuses. I would suspect that in this job you dont learn useful skills, but it might not be as bad as some here suspect.
by plus
March 16th, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How big write down is priced in PIGS bonds?
Replies: 1
Views: 20500

How big write down is priced in PIGS bonds?

Look the yields up and then calculate the price of the bonds - compare with Germany for instance.
by plus
March 3rd, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: what does make a trader a good trader ?
Replies: 30
Views: 27523

what does make a trader a good trader ?

Makes more money consistently than the 'average' trader can be expected to make on the products that the trader is trading.What would enable them to make more money? Insight, intellect, interpersonal relationships, concentration, fluid decision making, risk management...
by plus
February 26th, 2011, 6:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: edible oil trading position
Replies: 7
Views: 20971

edible oil trading position

Working for a tribe of cannibals you get eaten if you dont make enough profit?
by plus
February 22nd, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26519

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

You could always try to head towards the area of bio informatics. It is very maths- heavy whilst also providing medical benefit to society, and probably you already most of the biology side of things. You may be able to get into a Masters in this area.
by plus
February 17th, 2011, 9:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Phd in Math and quant career
Replies: 5
Views: 21093

Phd in Math and quant career

<t>Do a Phd in an area that you are interested in and enjoy otherwise you will not finish.Mainly it is the skills that are acqured during a Phd that are most important. Obviously Math Finance Phd will give you a lot of specific knowledge of particular areas of theory, but it may not be applicable to...
by plus
February 2nd, 2011, 11:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From IT to quant...20 year goal
Replies: 58
Views: 26860

From IT to quant...20 year goal

Management is not really big bucks.If you want to make the really big bucks fast (admittedly with some risk), you should become an entrepreneur. Start the next facebook, google, amazonYou must have lots of techie colleagues who could come work for you - all you need is a good idea...
by plus
January 30th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Making
Replies: 5
Views: 22489

Market Making

Flow traders are also in Amsterdam only. Tibra is in London.
by plus
January 26th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Making
Replies: 5
Views: 22489

Market Making

Open your own currency exchange at an airport and you can take 10% of all of the idiots' holiday money!! btw which region are you looking?
by plus
January 19th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a foothold in quant finance
Replies: 2
Views: 21315

Getting a foothold in quant finance

<t>You should have drank more milk!Seriously though, imo experience in the relevant job will be more important even if it is at a lesser regarded bank. It would be easier to move to another quant job having experience of doing quant work rather than not doing quant work and only speaking to quants. ...
by plus
January 13th, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Head Hunter to search for candidates
Replies: 18
Views: 27485

Best Head Hunter to search for candidates

I would be prepared to do this search for a years salary of the candidates.
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