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by Tadragh1
December 17th, 2007, 12:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Cost of living in London
Replies: 42
Views: 66133

Cost of living in London

<r>I have some friends living in Canada Water and they are pretty happy about the area and the commute.£1000 per month might be a bit tough for a 1-bedroom in a good neighbourhood, but you can get some bargains if you really dig and are quick. Gumtree is good, but has loads of fake ads from agencies...
by Tadragh1
November 30th, 2007, 4:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview with BNP Paribas
Replies: 23
Views: 100081

Interview with BNP Paribas

Is it in London or New York?
by Tadragh1
August 28th, 2007, 10:00 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Newey-West Standard Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 67980

Newey-West Standard Errors

Check out Davidson MacKinnnon, they provide a simple rule of thumb for it. I do not have the book with me now, so I can't quote it here, though.
by Tadragh1
August 18th, 2007, 7:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
Replies: 96
Views: 74557

Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>The question is - why someone would possibly consider hiring a person not willing to work more than 8 hours per day. I guess you would have to present a very unique skillset. There are probably 10^n other people applying for the same job, many of them are not married and just as knowledgeable as ...
by Tadragh1
August 16th, 2007, 1:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Msc Financial Mathematics. Kings, Cass and Birbeck
Replies: 17
Views: 71740

Msc Financial Mathematics. Kings, Cass and Birbeck

QuoteOriginally posted by: richsilvThere are indeed mice in the canteen, but I view this as refreshingly rustic. This line really got me
by Tadragh1
August 16th, 2007, 9:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
Replies: 96
Views: 74557

Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

Try French banks, but 9 is rather minimum, since it is 8 + 1 (lunch break).
by Tadragh1
August 14th, 2007, 1:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Good place to buy nice suits at affordable price?
Replies: 25
Views: 182305

Good place to buy nice suits at affordable price?

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppaupergood suits cheapI wouldn't call that cheap:"The suits are being sold from a tailor's shop in central Santiago for more than $2,000 each" Still, I guess a suit like that could you give a strong edge in any business negotiations
by Tadragh1
August 9th, 2007, 5:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Econometrics in Quant Finance
Replies: 8
Views: 104311

Econometrics in Quant Finance

<t>Still, when I was looking for an entry-level position, I had problems with finding companies really looking for econometricians. For some reason, even in fields which seemed to be perfect for applied econometrics, they seemed to look for people with a degree in Maths, Physics or Engineering.And m...
by Tadragh1
August 1st, 2007, 6:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: New book on starting quant career
Replies: 103
Views: 81624

New book on starting quant career

QuoteOriginally posted by: QuantCareerI remember interviewing this guy with 2 Ph.D.'s from top U.S. schools at the 2006 ASSA meeting.I am not sure, if this should be considered an advantage...
by Tadragh1
July 31st, 2007, 3:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Assessing Chinese University Qualifications
Replies: 46
Views: 71402

Assessing Chinese University Qualifications

We went through it once already here.
by Tadragh1
July 31st, 2007, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Assessing Chinese University Qualifications
Replies: 46
Views: 71402

Assessing Chinese University Qualifications

QuoteOriginally posted by: tontonkumHalf the quant community is frenchHmmm???
by Tadragh1
July 29th, 2007, 5:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Assessing Chinese University Qualifications
Replies: 46
Views: 71402

Assessing Chinese University Qualifications

If you need to discuss the Polish ones, Dominic, let me know.
by Tadragh1
July 27th, 2007, 3:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to appear less 'academic'?
Replies: 21
Views: 69159

How to appear less 'academic'?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DJAverageAfter giving an account of her PhD and postdoc work (qualitative and quantitative analysis of nonlinear PDEs),she was told by interviewers that they focus on very practical things in the company. They wondered if her academic bakground would be useful for the m...
by Tadragh1
July 26th, 2007, 12:57 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: P&D Readling List New Suggestions ?
Replies: 23
Views: 72684

P&D Readling List New Suggestions ?

I would certainly add this one, important topics not covered elsewhere:An Introduction to High-Frequency Finance
by Tadragh1
July 26th, 2007, 12:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A simple answer to a simple quesiton?
Replies: 7
Views: 68267

A simple answer to a simple quesiton?

Maybe you could filter the suboptimal ones to reduce the number of the bonds to choose from?
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