SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by amerikan
October 24th, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Quants in online gambling
Replies: 2
Views: 24215

Quants in online gambling

<t>If he had asked in Swedish? Well, let me translate it for you and we'll see if he gets more responses:"Jag vet en kille som skriver en artikel för Financial times, och han är intresserad av att prata med finansmatematiker som arbetar för spelbolag på internet.Om det är nödvändigt får du vara anon...
by amerikan
October 14th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Exaggerated salary figures?
Replies: 13
Views: 36925

Exaggerated salary figures?

<t>HiHow many people can become VPs btw? And what happens to those who have been associates for three years or something who doesn't get promoted? Do they just continue being associates until they retire, or is it like you either get promoted or fired?Hedge funds seem to pay well too... what are the...
by amerikan
October 13th, 2009, 11:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Exaggerated salary figures?
Replies: 13
Views: 36925

Exaggerated salary figures?

<t>That's about what I suspected. I guess it can change a lot though, depending on whether there's a boom or a recession. I read somewhere that salaries had fallen with 30 % in London since the beginning of this crisis. Don't know if that's true, but wouldn't surprise me.They also make it sound quit...
by amerikan
October 13th, 2009, 10:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Exaggerated salary figures?
Replies: 13
Views: 36925

Exaggerated salary figures?

<r>HiPlease take a look at this site: <URL url="http://careers-in-finance.com/ibsal.htmIt">http://careers-in-finance.com/ibsal.htmIt</URL> shows salaries in investment banking. Doesn't those figures seem a bit high? Yeah, I know they get really good money in IB, but the figures I've read about at Wi...
by amerikan
July 30th, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What about this program?
Replies: 3
Views: 36371

What about this program?

Okay Thanks for the info.Anything more? What about Personell economics, it sounds useless somehow (like, sociology from what I've read)?/John
by amerikan
July 27th, 2009, 6:55 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What about this program?
Replies: 3
Views: 36371

What about this program?

Guess no-one has the time to go through the entire list of courses. I can understand that...What's most important; game theory/strategic behaviour, Money and banking or Macroeconomics II? I can choose two of those. /John
by amerikan
July 26th, 2009, 12:16 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What about this program?
Replies: 3
Views: 36371

What about this program?

<t>HiNeed some help from the expertshttp://admissions.nuim.ie/subjects/arts_finance.shtml I'm going for route 1, with two majors and a minor in financial math. Now, looking at this course plan... what do you think? Any chance of getting a job with this (yes, I know I'll need a master's, but still)? ...
by amerikan
November 20th, 2008, 10:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>Of course. Escher, my math is pretty good, it's just that I only got Passed in a "big" course.Here's the grade system:MVG - 100 % of Maximum GPA, gives 20 points.VG - 75 %, 15 points.G - 50 %, 10 points. My overall GPA is likely to be 17,3 - pretty high. Plus I am taking a course overload, so I'm...
by amerikan
November 20th, 2008, 7:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>Munster supporter? Oh, that's terrible Gotta go to Galway thenWell, I don't know, Galway may very well be better. They have a higher employment rate among former students. I have yet to hear someone defending the city/university... It's just that, they seemed a little bit confused when it came to...
by amerikan
November 19th, 2008, 9:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>Hm, I just discovered University of Limerick (the mathecon program) got Co-operative education, meaning that the students will work eight months, as a part of their education. That's good. I haven't yet decided, and I'll apply to both of them - the thing is, which one I should rank as number 1 an...
by amerikan
November 19th, 2008, 9:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>Thanks Escher. Well, the stabbing thing doesn't worry me very much - I might be naive, but even if stabbings might be more common in Limerick than elsewhere, it's not like everyone gets stabbed... right?I have some problems with trying to find out about quality... I've heard many nice things abou...
by amerikan
November 19th, 2008, 4:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>Thank you Dominic, now I feel a little bit more safe. The administration at NUI Galway (the place which offer the financial math and economics program) seems to be a total mess. I tried to find out the admission requirements in Math for Swedish students, and well... first I called the admission o...
by amerikan
November 19th, 2008, 2:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

Hm, can we take the waiter discussion somewhere else? I'd like some feedback on the link I gave... /John
by amerikan
November 19th, 2008, 6:30 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>This is an "economics and math" program, so I guess econometrics would be close - there are courses like "Econometrics", "mathematical modelling" and "statistical interference", but also computer courses: "Data analysis" and "advanced data analysis". Plus some regular courses of corse, like "Indu...
by amerikan
November 18th, 2008, 11:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56462

Financial mathematics and economics

<r><URL url="http://www2.ul.ie/pdf/590651473.docWhat">http://www2.ul.ie/pdf/590651473.docWhat</URL> do you think about that, people? Pretty much math, including stochaistic math, and economics. Also there's computing. As I remember it, one can add courses in finance (like 2-4 courses). Economics, ma...
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