SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by access1nash
July 2nd, 2014, 8:14 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Life cycle of a Quant
Replies: 30
Views: 7769

Life cycle of a Quant

<r>A lot of people are actually wanting to quit, but can't because of other obligations. Line from an interesting article -"I do wonder what the aggregate effect of hundreds, or thousands, or millions of other minds?in their prime?will be when they?ve checked out of the global workforce".<URL url="h...
by access1nash
June 18th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12275

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ashkarQuoteOriginally posted by: SprinterQuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyholy smokes. This is literally making my eyes bleed.C'mon guys. This sprinter dude must be a troll.what I am writing is with months of intensive job search. I don't know if quantitative to you m...
by access1nash
June 6th, 2014, 12:22 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinterthis is common sense. you can ask phd students phd graduates if they lived in poverty while studying for a funded phd.Wow! You can't just stop spewing BS, can you? I got what I wanted from here (from experienced people). Your opinions means less than nothing to ...
by access1nash
June 5th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteryou have a good sense of humor. I hope you realize how you kept changing your statements. if you can't sustain without a job what does it mean. and phd programs are not meant for students to live in poverty. there are healthy stipends these days.ok, great. You k...
by access1nash
June 5th, 2014, 2:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinterif you mayQUOTEI'm currently at a part-time PhD program and I'm really enjoying it, but I may not be able to sustain anymore since I quit my last job and suddenly there are no relevant jobs in my country.I don't know how it'll be while actually living in poverty...
by access1nash
June 5th, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinterplease don't misinterpret. the aim is to help you get a quantitative job whether now while you are doing a part-time phd in finance or later. if you are getting offended you will lose out on the useful advice there is to offer by the posters here. if you are fir...
by access1nash
June 5th, 2014, 3:45 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteras I said you should concentrate on original research. if you do want to do a phd in finance you should have a research topic relevant to where you want to work.As i said (in an earlier post), please.....
by access1nash
June 5th, 2014, 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: CVA calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 5063

CVA calculation

yeah it can't be done at the portfolio level. thanks.
by access1nash
June 4th, 2014, 12:13 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: riskguruQuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinterif you go and avail this opportunity you will find hard to disassociate yourself from these academic disciplines and teaching. I would still say you have the education you have the experience you should find a job.Your willingn...
by access1nash
June 3rd, 2014, 7:07 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: CVA calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 5063

CVA calculation

<t>At my previous work place, we used to calculate CVA by considering the potential positive exposures as an option to enter into a swap and the potential negative exposures as an option to cancel a swap at different points in the future. The time periods were allotted in a way corresponding to the ...
by access1nash
June 1st, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteThe admission rate is very low (usually less than 2%). Chicago takes about 4 Finance PhD students every year plus about 200 Physics PhD students and 200 Math PhD students and 100 Engineering PhD students.Most Finance PhDs opt for academic positions and they come to Wall Street only after the...
by access1nash
June 1st, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Marco72QuoteOriginally posted by: access1nashQuoteSo research in areas like empirical option pricing or model risk also wouldn't help according to you for validation roles? What about roles in asset management firms if your research is in asset allocation? I'd any day l...
by access1nash
June 1st, 2014, 12:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: access1nashQuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteraccess1nash, either you are making a fool of us or you don't know what you are talking about. if you have quantitative experience have an mfe and have worked in valuation why don't you go back to those employers. was it loca...
by access1nash
June 1st, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteraccess1nash, either you are making a fool of us or you don't know what you are talking about. if you have quantitative experience have an mfe and have worked in valuation why don't you go back to those employers. was it local or abroad. you are doing a part-time...
by access1nash
June 1st, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Options after a PhD
Replies: 49
Views: 8899

Options after a PhD

<t>QuoteThe most important part of a PhD is your research, not the courses you attend. That's what the hiring manager will likely focus on when scanning your CV. You'll have two hurdles to pass: first getting an interview, and then passing it. In my opinion, a PhD in "finance" is unlikely to help yo...
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