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by EscapeArtist999
January 14th, 2014, 9:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview process at IBs
Replies: 12
Views: 7089

Interview process at IBs

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteCould it be that they arranged the second interview just to give a team member some experience in interviewing? This makes the most sense. I'm surprised you even bothered to do another interview with them given tha...
by EscapeArtist999
December 19th, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful
Replies: 13
Views: 8187

Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful

<t>Also Abhij - If we were to assume that success in business is uncorrelated to academic success because the majority are not A students justfrom stats we would observe a far higher number of successful business people with poor grades - if one did not do a preportionate calculation it would seem t...
by EscapeArtist999
December 16th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Decision - graduate role or Msc?
Replies: 17
Views: 8010

Decision - graduate role or Msc?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentAn MSc is no more qualified than a BSc, neither of them has done independent research, it is only the number of lectures they have attended that is different, and most of those are irrel...
by EscapeArtist999
December 16th, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Decision - graduate role or Msc?
Replies: 17
Views: 8010

Decision - graduate role or Msc?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Awalton89So I have a problem, and I don't know if anyone here could give their opinions? I have a graduate offer at a bank in London, it involves rotations through all different areas including S&T, asset management, research etc for a period of 2 years. I am very k...
by EscapeArtist999
November 13th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 128478

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: NYCfundtrophy wife and kidsI just feel sorry for the kids. I know you are used to some kind of sociopaths. But even a self-centered person wants to make copies of himself, and give the copies the best possible chance of happiness.I wonde...
by EscapeArtist999
November 12th, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 128478

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999All fictionalised no doubt.You have identified me as an obscure, web-based writer of fiction. And therefore, unlike David Shaw, not really interesting enough to make a whole thread about.Actually I findthis talk of shaw in...
by EscapeArtist999
November 12th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 128478

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999- farmer you would have to reveal your true identity then.I have posted my name, pictures of me, and even my address within a few blocks all over this place.I have even posted my score on an online IQ test and my body weig...
by EscapeArtist999
November 12th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 128478

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: NYCfundOh dear. Somebody doesn't have a clue. Try googling the math olympiad and the NYC real estate sales. Those guys living in $20 million apartments are probably making a bit more than Farmer Brown here.I tried googling and di...
by EscapeArtist999
November 11th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 128478

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: NYCfundOh dear. Somebody doesn't have a clue. Try googling the math olympiad and the NYC real estate sales. Those guys living in $20 million apartments are probably making a bit more than Farmer Brown here.You are a lazy fucker. Why not ...
by EscapeArtist999
November 5th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: IPV/Valuation vs Model Validation
Replies: 6
Views: 7480

IPV/Valuation vs Model Validation

QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentthe guy with a Calabi-Yau manifold on the avatar is correct.please don't encourage him.
by EscapeArtist999
October 22nd, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Soccer team win/loss percentages
Replies: 15
Views: 8356

Soccer team win/loss percentages

<t>since the number of games won (when worked out for player A and B seperatley) have to be the same, if you know the nu,ber of games played by one you know for the other thats one equation.then the 4 probs have to add to one thats another equation. 4 unknowns and 2 equations is 2 degrees of freedom...
by EscapeArtist999
October 18th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: modulo jobs
Replies: 20
Views: 8360

modulo jobs

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: Ultravioletto taxes?retirement pensions? social security? ...?It goes to housing subsidies, social benefits, the NHS - all that good shit that the Dems in the US want.
by EscapeArtist999
October 16th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Devil's penny
Replies: 10
Views: 9767

Devil's penny

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ymousOK, I get the same answer, but just wanted to provide more rigorous reasoning.If s < S/2 after opening n boxes, then the expected gain for (n+1)th box is (S - s) / (N - n) - s / (N - n) = (S - 2s) / (N - n), which is already positive. So one must continue regardles...
by EscapeArtist999
October 9th, 2013, 1:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?
Replies: 9
Views: 7276

Game theory or random walks - Which has more relevance/applications to the field of quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bfitzpI am in the final year of a computer science degree with a strong math component. I would like to leave the door open to the possibility of entering the quantitative analysis field once I finish my degree so I am wondering which of my final year project choices wo...
by EscapeArtist999
October 9th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: PROXY ILB's (Inflation Linked Bonds)
Replies: 3
Views: 6132

PROXY ILB's (Inflation Linked Bonds)

QuoteOriginally posted by: KgonnyeI have set of nominal bond yields that I want to use to backfill (create a proxy) data for ILB's given South Africa has only have data from around 2000. How will one approach this?this should be in technical or student (probably student) NOT Brainteasers.
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