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by thexyz
March 15th, 2010, 9:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Support Analyst role
Replies: 9
Views: 31171

Support Analyst role

<t>Thanks DC, you seem to dislike the role of Support Analyst to the core and seems to sound like its no way related to Quant analyst role. You didn't comment about the java dev role in between or purposefully avoided; I have seen 'hot' discussion between java and c++ here, I don't want to drag you ...
by thexyz
March 15th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Support Analyst role
Replies: 9
Views: 31171

Support Analyst role

<t>sirbugaby, Any particular reason why you preferred java dev route? I'd have thought, in app support you will have exposure to wide range of technologies and business when I check the job requirements advertised on job sites; for java dev its more confined to only core java.DC, can I have your com...
by thexyz
March 15th, 2010, 8:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Support Analyst role
Replies: 9
Views: 31171

Support Analyst role

<t>Thanks yaourt, phil for your taking some interest and reply.If I have an option of choosing Application support or Java developer route, what would be the most appropriate one to transition into a quant analyst at a later point? I appreciate it would be helpful if more info is available. However,...
by thexyz
March 11th, 2010, 8:22 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Support Analyst role
Replies: 9
Views: 31171

Support Analyst role

I think people are not either interested or not bothered or have better things to do....or I may have put in the wrong forum; this is the impression I get by seeing no response on this.
by thexyz
March 8th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Support Analyst role
Replies: 9
Views: 31171

Support Analyst role

<t>Just would like to explore the possibilities of the career as Support Analyst(technical) in Investment Banks.It doesn't seem to be that glamorous like quant analyst/ developer but I saw quite a few jobs under that category on the job sites with good money. - how challenging is it?- what are the s...
by thexyz
July 1st, 2009, 2:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hull's book
Replies: 6
Views: 38231

Hull's book

Thanks
by thexyz
July 1st, 2009, 10:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hull's book
Replies: 6
Views: 38231

Hull's book

<t>New 7th Edition of - Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives with Derivagem CD by John C. Hull - is out now. Does anyone know the difference between 6th and 7th editions. If there are lots of additions to 7th edition, I think it will be worth buying, else stick to 6th edition.Can you please comme...
by thexyz
May 1st, 2009, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

twofish, MikeJuniperhill,I've pmed you.
by thexyz
April 27th, 2009, 2:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>Really some good informative conversations....thanks for your time guys..People here at times wondered why Im so adamant to become a quant analyst....I've read a few books and articles about the job as quant analyst...its something I think I will enjoy doing and the job sounds challenging and ful...
by thexyz
April 24th, 2009, 3:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>My idea was when Im not in IB(i.e. now) brush up my Maths and get ready with a good foundation. It sounds like most of the people in this forum differ with me for going for a Maths degree because it takes about 4 yrs. Many times what happens is, you may have the certificate by doing 3/6 month cou...
by thexyz
April 24th, 2009, 1:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>Quotemath is a tough subject. there are some parts of math, which are effectively incomprehensible for 99% of population no matter how hard they tryI appreciate that but if I deter from Maths due to it being tough, how can I say I want to be a quant unless you may suggest something simpler(course...
by thexyz
April 24th, 2009, 9:03 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>straightflush,MFE=Masters in Financial Engineering? Im not working in IB at the moment; I agree while you are in IB, its worth considering MFE, CQF or similar. Im not sure your chances are quite high if you have these course done before getting an entry into IB(you may add to the age factor as we...
by thexyz
April 23rd, 2009, 10:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>Appreciate all your suggestions; its really helpful to see comments from various angles; really helps, so thanks to all.CQF, CMM may be quicker but it seems to be more suited for someone already in IB. It sounds like the best/quickest way seems to be get into IB as developer and move from there b...
by thexyz
April 22nd, 2009, 1:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice to start as a quant in late 30s
Replies: 144
Views: 56443

Advice to start as a quant in late 30s

<t>8 yrs as IT analyst(mainly java). Im in mid 30s.MBA in Finance a few years ago, but NOT from a red-brick (most of it forgotten as I don't use what I learned at work). Lots of interest in Finanace and Technology. Ready to work hard.Want to be a Quant analyst.My plan:1. take BSc in Maths from Open ...
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