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by EconPhDTrading
January 8th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Finance Academia in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 20127

Finance Academia in Europe

<r>@Dominic & DEfanPlease have a look at the recent placements of Finance PhDs from LSE:<URL url="http://www2.lse.ac.uk/finance/prospectiveStudents/phdFinance/jobMarketCandidates.aspx#generated-subheading3I"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www2.lse.ac.uk/finance/prospecti ... bheading3I">http://www2.lse...
by EconPhDTrading
August 20th, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hybrid Payoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 24909

Hybrid Payoffs

<t>Hi Guys, I am a new associate working on in Hybrids Desk in a good institution (but not TopTier) in NYC. As you can imagine - although (given my background) I am quite strong in theoretical quantitative finance, I know far too little about innovative Exotics and Hybrid Payoffs. During my studies ...
by EconPhDTrading
December 25th, 2009, 9:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Barcap vs. MS
Replies: 16
Views: 34762

Barcap vs. MS

Next year should be the year of Equities, so I advise you Equities Desk at Morgan Stanley.
by EconPhDTrading
November 23rd, 2009, 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39592

Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread

<t>APS, my friend...If you already decided that you want to abandon your PhD - it's pointless to discuss it further...What I sometimes observe here at Wilmott forums is that there are people, who are coming to the forum and are "asking" a question about their career, education etc.and then we reply ...
by EconPhDTrading
November 23rd, 2009, 12:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39592

Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread

<t>Another comment:If you just know (sometimes people simply know it), that it's like impossible that you graduate for some reason (you know that you are not good researcher; your supervisor hates you and will make it impossible; you are a type that never finishes anything; you know that you will ha...
by EconPhDTrading
November 23rd, 2009, 12:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39592

Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread

Gosh... I don't understand then... If you want to work in time-series analysis, do it! Noone will be angry on you because you are doing the research you are interested in. And I don't believe that you don't have any guys who are interested in T-S in your department...
by EconPhDTrading
November 22nd, 2009, 10:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread
Replies: 50
Views: 39592

Another "Should I finish my (econ) PhD?" thread

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorI expose my ignorance here, but isn't "Bayesian estimation of nested discrete choice models," ,what a lot of us call game theory ?That has some attraction to hiring managers.This has nothing to do with the game theory...APS - don't be stupid - finish your P...
by EconPhDTrading
November 13th, 2009, 5:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Applying for qunat fin with only a Master
Replies: 7
Views: 33856

Applying for qunat fin with only a Master

@JDQuant - So why you don't you join this company - that would save you some time on your PhD etc.@EscapeArtist999 - I think you have a PM since last weekend!
by EconPhDTrading
November 11th, 2009, 11:02 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Chances for forty-something with very recent Straight BSc and M.Math?
Replies: 56
Views: 38379

Chances for forty-something with very recent Straight BSc and M.Math?

JDQuant - if you already decided what you want to do you don't need to ask us for advice
by EconPhDTrading
November 9th, 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Can someone tell among the following options?
Replies: 2
Views: 32749

Can someone tell among the following options?

First of all please write what is the aim of it?If this is just for entertainment in your free time I would suggest something like this (in your neighbourhood of course): Mary Ward Centre
by EconPhDTrading
November 9th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Chances for forty-something with very recent Straight BSc and M.Math?
Replies: 56
Views: 38379

Chances for forty-something with very recent Straight BSc and M.Math?

<t>JDQuant: You are repeating names of JPM and GS... Whether you get there or not depends on luck as well - even if you finish a PhD from a Top School a chance of getting to a particular firm is low... Getting to THE INDUSTRY is more likely, but you should not really think about particular firms.Als...
by EconPhDTrading
November 6th, 2009, 5:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD Finance from 40 Ranking v/s MBA from 20 Ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 35735

PhD Finance from 40 Ranking v/s MBA from 20 Ranking

If I were him I would definitely take MBA from Duke.
by EconPhDTrading
November 6th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: AHL of Man
Replies: 7
Views: 33698

AHL of Man

@Anthis - "20+" means 20 or more...
by EconPhDTrading
November 6th, 2009, 3:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: AHL of Man
Replies: 7
Views: 33698

AHL of Man

<t>People usually think that there is only one proper career path for them and sometimes this turns out very depressing when they are not able to start as they imagined... The truth is that your career life is like 20years+. Even if you start in poor place at the beginning, but you are really really...
by EconPhDTrading
November 5th, 2009, 5:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Work exp for entering in Hedge funds
Replies: 8
Views: 34124

Work exp for entering in Hedge funds

I agree with EscapeArtist. Level one candidacy is something what you should not even mention in your CV, because people will be laughing at you! (really!)
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