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by popvivi
July 22nd, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which one is better: PRM or FRM?
Replies: 46
Views: 42569

Which one is better: PRM or FRM?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cryptic26QuoteOriginally posted by: Good2cu...There is not much difference in the base salaries between risk managmement and front office. For that matter, many RM jobs are tied to the front desk. As far as bonuses are concerned, yes the traders make lot more than the r...
by popvivi
July 20th, 2009, 11:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which one is better: PRM or FRM?
Replies: 46
Views: 42569

Which one is better: PRM or FRM?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cryptic26QuoteOriginally posted by: popviviI finally get onto the track to get myself some sort of financial background, and am ready to take the approach getting certified possibly. My question is: do I have a good chance claiming my long term goal given short term goa...
by popvivi
July 19th, 2009, 5:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which one is better: PRM or FRM?
Replies: 46
Views: 42569

Which one is better: PRM or FRM?

<t>Well, thanks for all your comments!My civil engr phd work was somewhat unconventional, or more math-based like commodityquant and twofish have guessed. I did stats models (not too complicated ones) to assess traffic accident risks and model travel behavior-related decision making. and that was wh...
by popvivi
July 17th, 2009, 1:16 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which one is better: PRM or FRM?
Replies: 46
Views: 42569

Which one is better: PRM or FRM?

<t>I finally get onto the track to get myself some sort of financial background, and am ready to take the approach getting certified possibly. Here is brief info of me:Academic background: PhD in civil engineering, MS in statistics, nothing in finance long term goal: become a risk/statistical analys...
by popvivi
April 28th, 2009, 1:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What kind of skill sets does this job description ask for?
Replies: 0
Views: 39491

What kind of skill sets does this job description ask for?

<t>Obviously this is a risk management position, but it also sounds like mid office work to me. Since it doesn't heavily ask for programming skills, I wonder what background it is really asking for. If I want to eventually land a similar job, what should I be preparing myself with to qualify? any su...
by popvivi
March 31st, 2009, 7:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: experience vs. new tech skills
Replies: 22
Views: 44096

experience vs. new tech skills

<t>"senior management of IBs or public companies ever publish anything except for marketing or promotion purposes!"I read this in a WIRED article a month ago. The author argued about the demand for "transparency" in banks' reports. Meaning that banks do share, but the amount of information they shar...
by popvivi
March 30th, 2009, 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: experience vs. new tech skills
Replies: 22
Views: 44096

experience vs. new tech skills

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: Nomadepeople in risk are generally dumber, You have hit on an interesting topic. What is the pecking orderof intelligence? 1) prop traders 2) trading desk quants 3) developers 4) trade ops 5) risk managers 6) accountants 7) IT 8) do...
by popvivi
March 29th, 2009, 2:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: experience vs. new tech skills
Replies: 22
Views: 44096

experience vs. new tech skills

<t>Thanks twofish and PlasticSaber! So this must apply to all front office, middle office, and back office quants? In this forum, I also get most quants, HHs, and even potential quants do not think BO job is that appealing. Is it because of the work being too tedious or pay being too low?? Upon seei...
by popvivi
March 27th, 2009, 2:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: experience vs. new tech skills
Replies: 22
Views: 44096

experience vs. new tech skills

<t>looking at the high competition level of Quant job market, I wonder what kind of skill set is valued most. In other words, will a quant be valued more as he/she gains more experience from the job, or a new techy hire receives higher respect because he/she possesses newly technology (say, computer...
by popvivi
February 20th, 2009, 1:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interesting career opportunities on SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) website
Replies: 14
Views: 44912

Interesting career opportunities on SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) website

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: merevThanks, jfuqua. I am sure the tips on SIAM's careers site would be very helpful when interviewing for a Lead Carcass Grader position. It is them that posted the position in the first place. Also, I think I have pretty good chances being a member of SIAM for 5 years...
by popvivi
February 19th, 2009, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Quantitative Finance FAQs Project
Topic: What is Taylor series?
Replies: 10
Views: 219887

What is Taylor series?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: WittIf you write down this series for a function of two variables f(t,W) as and use a rule then you obtain the differential form of the Ito formulaSimilarly for a generic process, not just W. Or something like this, I feel I've forgotten something here x should be t, ri...
by popvivi
December 5th, 2008, 1:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How much chance do I have here to become a quant??
Replies: 8
Views: 47008

How much chance do I have here to become a quant??

<t>Thanks to all of you for replying to my message! Especially Dom, your words shed lots of light over here. I guess I really want to become a quant, not just a FQ. At least this should be the type of attitude I need right now. Wilmott is great--it gets me pumped up with energy and spirit every time...
by popvivi
December 4th, 2008, 1:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How much chance do I have here to become a quant??
Replies: 8
Views: 47008

How much chance do I have here to become a quant??

<t>and thanks Dom for your thorough and quick response. I apologize for using the bold word "problematic", but I guess at the moment when I was typing my mind was focusing on FQ more likely getting lower bonus and even being treated as of producing lower quality models. Would a FQ be better off by s...
by popvivi
December 4th, 2008, 1:20 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How much chance do I have here to become a quant??
Replies: 8
Views: 47008

How much chance do I have here to become a quant??

<t>quantwannabe2, you are right. I guess my better bet will be to go with statistical arbitrage. Different people might have different standards in justifying "good". I view myself as having a good knowledge base in statistics because I know and can apply pretty much all the items in your list (neve...
by popvivi
December 3rd, 2008, 2:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How much chance do I have here to become a quant??
Replies: 8
Views: 47008

How much chance do I have here to become a quant??

<t>A brief profile about myself:Have a Phd in Transportation Engineering (dissertation involved a lot of data analyzing work), a master in Statistics (a natural turn-out of doing statistical models for PhD dissertation), good with SAS, worked with VBA in excel (mostly for data crunching use), beginn...
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