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by ChicagoGuy
February 21st, 2015, 6:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Recent developments in Mathematical Finance
Replies: 13
Views: 5370

Recent developments in Mathematical Finance

<t>Popular research topics include risk measures, conic finance, non-linear finance (illiquid markets, frictions, etc), fast calculation of portfolio Counterparty pricing/risk, and G-Expectations applied to risk/pricing. It's best to look at the professors recent articles and see if they are involve...
by ChicagoGuy
September 30th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Tier 2 Model Validation - Good place to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 6843

Tier 2 Model Validation - Good place to start?

I sense that it is has something to do with your soft interviewing skills. Ask one of your friends who has landed a good position to give you a mock interview. And think hard about whether you are giving off some kind of negative vibe in the interviews.
by ChicagoGuy
May 24th, 2014, 12:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career choices
Replies: 13
Views: 6385

Career choices

Do 3) and get a job in trading emerging market debt.
by ChicagoGuy
January 25th, 2014, 4:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv
Replies: 80
Views: 10773

Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv

You ain't Hemingway so don't put it.
by ChicagoGuy
December 30th, 2013, 11:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Move to Tokyo, still doable?
Replies: 17
Views: 9787

Move to Tokyo, still doable?

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalWhat's so attractive in Tokyo? To me it's one of the worst places on Earth.You can always have a have one of these to be delivered to your house in London if you can't move to Tokyo.
by ChicagoGuy
December 22nd, 2013, 7:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: omitted comma on a cv how fatal?
Replies: 35
Views: 9420

omitted comma on a cv how fatal?

A coma can also be fatal.
by ChicagoGuy
December 15th, 2013, 4:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Alternative careers in biological sciences rather than finance?
Replies: 4
Views: 6541

Alternative careers in biological sciences rather than finance?

<r>People are using PDEs for tumor growth. Looks very interesting and promising.<URL url="http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/cervie/pdf/ijasa/paperIT2.pdfhttp://www.math.uci.edu/~lowengrb/RESEARCH/publications/69.pdf"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/cervie ... ons/69.pdf">http://www....
by ChicagoGuy
December 3rd, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Why you will fail to have a great career
Replies: 14
Views: 7652

Why you will fail to have a great career

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofa"Career" is not just hard work, it's also (or mostly) being validated by influential people. A person working hard in mum's basement is not a career (in the usual meaning of the word). A CEO jet-setting around the world is. Go figure.That's why focusing on a "...
by ChicagoGuy
November 21st, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to evaluate a new job offer
Replies: 9
Views: 7110

How to evaluate a new job offer

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsIsn't that all rather obvious?maybe to you, but some people might benefit from reading it.Never assume _anything_ is obvious.Is this statement obvious?
by ChicagoGuy
November 5th, 2013, 3:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Interview Questions

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyQuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: kirankondapalliHi,I had my interview yesterday for a Trade Management system company for Front Office Business Analyst role. Below questions were kind ...
by ChicagoGuy
November 4th, 2013, 11:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Interview Questions

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: kirankondapalliHi,I had my interview yesterday for a Trade Management system company for Front Office Business Analyst role. Below questions were kind of tough for me. Can someone answer them for me please?1. Why use futures and ...
by ChicagoGuy
October 6th, 2013, 1:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?
Replies: 31
Views: 9633

Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2Just for perspective $150K is great money for a salaried person. An average Wall Street Person does not have any perspective on what constitute "Good Money" or "Enough Money". This even includes IT and Risk and Compliance fol...
by ChicagoGuy
September 28th, 2013, 4:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?
Replies: 31
Views: 9633

Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyNobody uses BS anymore. You quote in implied vol, right? People also use multiplication and addition when quoting IV Of course, people still use BS. I think that it might be one of the top three modeling formulas most used ...
by ChicagoGuy
September 26th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?
Replies: 31
Views: 9633

Is there more to mathematical finance interviews than Black?Scholes?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ShafranovI read about preparing for mathematical finance interviews and it is all about Black Scholes, Black Scholes, Black Scholes. But I find myself bored with Black Scholes. On the other-hand, I love digging into data looking for meaning.So, I ask to you: is there a ...
by ChicagoGuy
August 30th, 2013, 12:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Quants will never be CEO
Replies: 34
Views: 10718

Quants will never be CEO

Most quants don't want to be a CEO (of a top corp). Even most people don't want to be a CEO. It's way too much work.In fact, I don't think most quants/people want to be managers because managing people is hard.
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