SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by AlexandreB
July 12th, 2012, 3:42 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: SURVEY - WHY DO 50% OF QUANTS LEAVE QA AFTER 5 YEARS?
Replies: 45
Views: 21003

SURVEY - WHY DO 50% OF QUANTS LEAVE QA AFTER 5 YEARS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: AlexandreBQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: riskguruTwo million euros in savings/net worth over 10 years or 2 million euros in annual comp??let's say i need a 2M? amount available in 10-year time.two easy plan...
by AlexandreB
July 11th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: SURVEY - WHY DO 50% OF QUANTS LEAVE QA AFTER 5 YEARS?
Replies: 45
Views: 21003

SURVEY - WHY DO 50% OF QUANTS LEAVE QA AFTER 5 YEARS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: riskguruTwo million euros in savings/net worth over 10 years or 2 million euros in annual comp??let's say i need a 2M? amount available in 10-year time.two easy plans that might well lead you to 2M euros in ten years:plan a: wait till t...
by AlexandreB
July 6th, 2012, 4:30 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How do you guys thing of this job?
Replies: 13
Views: 13428

How do you guys thing of this job?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: LSEstati heard that cantor is aggresively hiring sports quants in vegas..<URL url="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-09/lutnick-seizes-las-vegas-with-cantor-fitzgerald-s-bet-on-sports.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-0 ... ports.html">htt...
by AlexandreB
July 4th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Sydney Vs London Vs NYC
Replies: 94
Views: 18332

Sydney Vs London Vs NYC

Speaking of cities, I'm spending the next two weeks in Hong Kong starting now, and I would much enjoy meeting local Wilmotters while I'm here, no strings attached. PM me and I'll pay for the drinks
by AlexandreB
July 3rd, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Sydney Vs London Vs NYC
Replies: 94
Views: 18332

Sydney Vs London Vs NYC

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentor as attractive as, say, Singapore. 15% flat tax, much higher living standards overall, cleaner environment, one fo the best (and cheapest) healthcare systems, one of the best school education systems (Singapore finished 3rd at the last International Math...
by AlexandreB
July 1st, 2012, 2:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: IT Roles for maths grads?
Replies: 8
Views: 12685

IT Roles for maths grads?

<t>QuoteYou are also young enough to say "and now for something completely different" and switch over to biotech or cancer research or something like that. The number of people who work in medicine and have any clue about math or programming is abysmally low, and is a nice niche to get tenure at a d...
by AlexandreB
June 28th, 2012, 11:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Way to be a quant from a Master in Statistics
Replies: 41
Views: 20623

Way to be a quant from a Master in Statistics

<t>QuoteBesides, I have a small question. I have heard a lot of finding a headhunter. The headhunter are people, for example, working for "quanfinancejob.com" or "efinancialcareer.com", right?Not exactly; headhunters are either freelancers or work for firms like GQR, Aurec, Selby Jenning, Madison, P...
by AlexandreB
June 26th, 2012, 5:00 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Tough market..where is my oracle?
Replies: 10
Views: 12843

Tough market..where is my oracle?

<t>QuoteSome of my colleagues suggested applying to Singapore, hong kong.Getting a visa in S'pore and HK is not exactly a walk through the park either, fresh article from today. The criteria to get a work permit in S'pore are not very explicit, which makes it possible for the government to adjust th...
by AlexandreB
June 20th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: can you help me benchmark this code?
Replies: 21
Views: 14363

can you help me benchmark this code?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunAlexandreB, on my machine it had to do with compiler optimization switches. maybe you compile in debug mode?Precisely, thanks!Asus 1225 Eee netbook, AMD Fusion 1.65GHz core, Ubuntu 64 bit:integrate_simple 1.763 sec, value 0.485203functor 1.728 sec, value 0.485203m...
by AlexandreB
June 20th, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: can you help me benchmark this code?
Replies: 21
Views: 14363

can you help me benchmark this code?

<t>Gauss Legendre is faster than light! And why is my Boost so slow?Asus 1225 Eee netbook, AMD Fusion 1.65GHz core, Ubuntu 64 bit:integrate_simple 2.402 sec, value 0.485203functor 3.345 sec, value 0.485203mem_fn_ptr 3.408 sec, value 0.485203boost::bind 28.53 sec, value 0.485203integrate_gauss_legend...
by AlexandreB
June 18th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Random numbers and Matrices - Boost or QuantLib?
Replies: 5
Views: 13075

Random numbers and Matrices - Boost or QuantLib?

<t>Hi everyone,I'm working on a small C++ project where I need random numbers and matrices, I initially planned to use QuantLib but then I realized Boost alone can do both (with uBLAS for matrices) while having a bit better documentation. Before I get to deep into the coding, can you guys think of r...
by AlexandreB
June 18th, 2012, 12:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Calibrating Expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 13518

Calibrating Expectations

<t>Hi Roy,Fellow canuck here, where you from?Here's my humble opinion:1. You have very respectable credentials, but so do the other candidates shooting for the same roles as you3. That depends mostly on how urgently you need an income, and where that trading tech role would be (my opinion is that te...
by AlexandreB
April 23rd, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: and CAIA, now?
Replies: 15
Views: 18436

and CAIA, now?

<t>I've three friends that did it. Its significantly easier than the CFA, partly because it is much more fun to do (at least for someone more interested in exotic financial products than balance sheet accounting). Plus apparently the "alumni" network is top quality and less heterogeneous than the CF...
by AlexandreB
March 6th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting foot into door
Replies: 38
Views: 16541

Getting foot into door

<t>"Hi I have this enigmatic and vague background but I wont say more. now can you random strangers on the internet tell me what should I spend hundreds of hours on as the next step in my career?"cuyankees you should elaborate a bit more if you want quality advice; What do you enjoy doing? Where wou...
by AlexandreB
March 4th, 2012, 5:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 13
Views: 14868

Montreal

<r>Hi Edouard,I did my MFE at HEC montreal, feel free to pm me if you have questions. There is no commodity trading desk that I know of in Mtl, except maybe two places that trade physical electricity. There's one respectable investment bank that hires quants but their oil/energy desk is in Calgary.A...
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