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by kkna9877
July 10th, 2008, 12:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 1st class MSci imperial degree in maths
Replies: 13
Views: 54624

1st class MSci imperial degree in maths

Do you want a job in the finance industry or do uyouwant to do maths. A job is a job and the maths is pretty basic, its engineering. If you are clever and have good social skills you will get a job in a bank, but they won't train you to do advanced maths as they will recruit the experience.
by kkna9877
June 18th, 2008, 2:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which MSc? (UK - London)
Replies: 29
Views: 81994

Which MSc? (UK - London)

<t>I did my MSc at Kings - it was good but they are heamorraging staff so its not a good choice next year.Birbeck is good, especially if you are part-timeCASS is a bit of a sausage machineWestminster isn't really in the running (no credible research group).The best research groups (and hence will of...
by kkna9877
June 18th, 2008, 2:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: IC MSc Maths and Finance Vs LSE MSc Financial Maths
Replies: 42
Views: 63914

IC MSc Maths and Finance Vs LSE MSc Financial Maths

<t>Going back to ephraimscu's post,:Dr Chris Barnett and Dr Dorje Brody are really physicsistsProfessor Alexander Lipton Professor Nick Bingham - are both Visiting ProfessorsDr Jan Obloj - is going to OxfordProfessor Lane P Hughston will join IC from August 2008., also leaving KCL is Dr Arne Lokka (...
by kkna9877
December 10th, 2007, 9:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: commodities are hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 61826

commodities are hot?

<t>Commodities are cyclical, currently commodity expertise is in great demand by the major IBs and they will usually look to recruit specialists from the energy companies. Energy is different from the standard asset categories for lots of reasons. This means that it would be difficult to move into I...
by kkna9877
December 10th, 2007, 8:59 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: UCL Good for a masters?
Replies: 6
Views: 61844

UCL Good for a masters?

King's is probably better, there is very little finance in the MSc in Mathematical Modelling at UCL. Also Kings is set up to teach part-timers (i.e. all lectures are in the evening). Alternatively Birkbeck is an option
by kkna9877
October 1st, 2007, 11:53 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: UK tax rules for PT education?
Replies: 3
Views: 64285

UK tax rules for PT education?

<t>If you are employed (as opposed to self-employed) you can only get tax relief for anything that is necessary to do your job, and anyone doing your job would normally incur, expenses that put you in a position to do your job are not allowed. Your employer can pay the fees directly, and this is usu...
by kkna9877
September 12th, 2007, 7:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: what maths/stats should I do before starting an MSc Mathematical finance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 67717

what maths/stats should I do before starting an MSc Mathematical finance ?

<t>Your first hurdle will be "Mathematical Methods in Finance", which will introduce probability as a form of functional analysis, NOT as a branch of statistics. If you went through the UK/US education system you will think of probability in terms of coin tossing, you will need to approach it in ter...
by kkna9877
August 23rd, 2007, 11:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc Part-time while working in London
Replies: 3
Views: 66888

MSc Part-time while working in London

<t>I started with the PGC in Finance at Birkbeck but did the MSc at Kings. Both were good, Kings was more mathematical that's why I switched. Birkbeck (as a uni) is better set up than King's to take part time students, but the MSc in Finance at Kings is (was?) all evening classes.When I was at King'...
by kkna9877
August 23rd, 2007, 11:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advice....Please!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 66771

Career Advice....Please!!!

<t>I don't know the energy market in Japan, but my suspicion is that the trading would involve buying oil/coal/LNG,. Experience in these markets is valuable and you could get to London via the commodities desks in Singapore. Your skills sets would suite structuring (I associate quants with coding), ...
by kkna9877
August 14th, 2007, 9:24 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: commodities books
Replies: 7
Views: 68057

commodities books

<t>bogracer is right, you generally need to understand the market structure (remember if you are trading kerosene, say, and the futures price rises, the refiners will re configure their refineries to produce more kerosene, this will have an effect on the price of other products).Personally I don't l...
by kkna9877
August 8th, 2007, 7:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: York,Leicester,Birkbeck,Leeds
Replies: 9
Views: 68922

York,Leicester,Birkbeck,Leeds

<t>Birkbeck first, York second. If fees are an issue consider the Edinburgh / H-W MSc, its one of the longest running in the country and has a good reputation. I would say Leeds and Leicester are marginal.York's staff are good but there will be little on practicalities. Leicester focuses on computat...
by kkna9877
June 19th, 2007, 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc Financial Maths program in Uni Edinburgh / Herriot Watt Uni
Replies: 1
Views: 70068

MSc Financial Maths program in Uni Edinburgh / Herriot Watt Uni

They give details of destinations:http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/ams/msc_finmath/careers.htmI have only come across one graduate, a couple of years ago, and I think she went off to do a PhD somewhere
by kkna9877
May 25th, 2007, 1:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which MSc? (UK - London)
Replies: 29
Views: 81994

Which MSc? (UK - London)

<t>I did the MSc at Kings a few years ago, and did a PGFinance at Birkbeck the year before. I really liked Birkbeck as it is well set up for mature students studying part time.Generally, the institution should not accept you if your BSc means you'll struggle with the maths. That said if you are payi...
by kkna9877
May 24th, 2007, 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Are Energy Forwards Asian options?
Replies: 1
Views: 71126

Are Energy Forwards Asian options?

<t>Reading various text books on energy/commodity derivatives (Geman, Clewlow and Strickland, Pilipovic but not so much in Eydland), it seems that the assumption is that the relationship between energy futures prices are related to spot prices is the same as the relationship between financial future...
by kkna9877
May 24th, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: MSc advice
Replies: 4
Views: 71641

MSc advice

<t>The King's MSc is maths focused, with essentially no data analysis, so for what you want I don't thing it would be a good choice. It was great for me as I went there from Birkbeck because it was more theoretical. In giving advice I had assumed you'd do it part-time. If you are looking for full ti...
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