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by ArthurDent
November 21st, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: HAM Finance
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: HAM Finance

I hope London is different, or at least I'll meet some real quants.
Beware, a lot of the big city quants are long on mathematical formulas and short on trading common sense. Be very selective about who you learn from and what you learn.
by ArthurDent
October 3rd, 2016, 12:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hedge funds demanding high Sharpe ratios
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Hedge funds demanding high Sharpe ratios

By your logic, if you want to make 7 figures, you just need to wait two years. Four more years, and you are at 8 figures. Just keep in mind that trees don't grow to the sky.

by ArthurDent
September 7th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Salaries in 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

Re: Quant Salaries in 2016

You are a quant, so good with numbers. Can you estimate an answer to the following question: how much does the firm or your division or your desk make in revenue or in profit from your work? Once you answer that you can multiply by a factor to get a salary/bonus. If that is not a number you can calc...
by ArthurDent
May 16th, 2016, 2:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: which investment banks have strong expertise in insurance and pension fields?
Replies: 21
Views: 3272

which investment banks have strong expertise in insurance and pension fields?

<t>Strongest advisory in this area would be FIG at Goldman, Deutsche, JP both in Investment Banking and Wealth Management divisions.Since the crisis almost all the insurance firms have set up in house risk departments that directly work with the trading desks rather than going via advisory for ALM r...
by ArthurDent
April 3rd, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Lose my trading job -> Start a company?
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Lose my trading job -> Start a company?

Do 4 outside of finance, preferably as a contractor, while you also do 1....Move to the beach.
by ArthurDent
December 15th, 2015, 3:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entertaining job offer from Huxley
Replies: 7
Views: 5180

Entertaining job offer from Huxley

<t>Hilarious. You do have those skills though, so their data mining algorithm deserves to be forgiven.It's a race to the bottom between Huxley and Selby Jennings.A colleague was telling me a couple days back that he was getting candidate resumes from one person at Selby while another recruiter was s...
by ArthurDent
December 4th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Home Based Quant Job?- Does it exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 5700

Home Based Quant Job?- Does it exist?

Trade your personal account. Work from the beach.
by ArthurDent
August 19th, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hedge fund IT Intern - worth taking?
Replies: 5
Views: 4233

Hedge fund IT Intern - worth taking?

Open your own business.
by ArthurDent
July 19th, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: p-quant vs developers
Replies: 9
Views: 4677

p-quant vs developers

<t>I presume, "p-quant" refers to measure theory?The days of mathematicians and physicists on wall street was in the 90s and early 00's.Nowadays it is all about electronic something, automated something else, fintech.Lending to people based on the SAT scores, rather than FICO, etc. (Yes, for real, I...
by ArthurDent
July 5th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: life after quant
Replies: 25
Views: 40554

life after quant

TJ's post about 100k salaries was from 2010...
by ArthurDent
March 13th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?
Replies: 40
Views: 8763

Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?

You have offers from all 6?I would seriously consider a career in academia compared to being a quant.
by ArthurDent
March 5th, 2015, 5:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maximizing compensation
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

Maximizing compensation

"highest pay" and "job" don't mix well.
by ArthurDent
February 19th, 2015, 5:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: [Infrastructure & Software] in [Quant Research]'s Clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

[Infrastructure & Software] in [Quant Research]'s Clothing

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorI suspect that over time I've acquired a bit of a reputation for having some clue about this line of work...So please assign some weight to my view that they you're being fucked with, I hear variants of this all too often.You manager is lying to you.That's ...
by ArthurDent
January 29th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Leave or Stay
Replies: 35
Views: 10447

Leave or Stay

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxIt is a simplification, but generally serves me well: Never go for push reasons. Only go for pull. Put your CV out there and see what happens. You have nothing to loose.This is sage advice.Always be running.Always be running, TOWARDS something, never AWAY from somet...
by ArthurDent
December 17th, 2014, 4:01 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice needed for greenhand
Replies: 9
Views: 5147

Advice needed for greenhand

Go to buy side as long as it in in trading and not in ops or IT or some other back office support.Sell side is heavily regulated, and in any case after a few years you'll want to go to buy side for the money and the smarter people.
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