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by mrmister
February 1st, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How important is the CFA for a quant job
Replies: 16
Views: 14448

How important is the CFA for a quant job

QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalVery important if you replace FA with ++.I have started to enjoy the geeky jokes here.
by mrmister
January 18th, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?
Replies: 32
Views: 13845

Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: mrmisterQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteIn that case, I think you should experience working in other comparable industries where they do quantitative work. In terms of pace, leaner software firms generate products at a record rate when compared to some desktop t...
by mrmister
January 18th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?
Replies: 32
Views: 13845

Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteIn that case, I think you should experience working in other comparable industries where they do quantitative work. In terms of pace, leaner software firms generate products at a record rate when compared to some desktop tool that most quants create. I woul...
by mrmister
January 17th, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?
Replies: 32
Views: 13845

Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: quantstartQuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: mrmisterQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2The only thing that really matters about an Interview Candidate is - "Can he/she do the job?". Vast majority of jobs...
by mrmister
January 11th, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary increase
Replies: 36
Views: 13795

Salary increase

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteWho is talking about beauty, dude?.That was sarcasm my friend indicating that luck has a lot to do with gaining influence. It is not upto the beneficiary to be chosen. They just get chosen and then convince themselves that they were chosen coz they are smar...
by mrmister
January 11th, 2013, 6:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The loneliness of the Quant
Replies: 54
Views: 13412

The loneliness of the Quant

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AloneInTheDarkI do not think online poker (or betting) is allowed in here :-)by the way, i'm not a newbie and have been working as a quant for a long time but this situation is new to me...and by no means I want to become a trader....I just need a friend (or at least so...
by mrmister
January 11th, 2013, 5:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary increase
Replies: 36
Views: 13795

Salary increase

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteYes. As has been said many times in this forum, the compensation is highly skewed in the favor of senior people and there are only a fixed number of "head of X" type people that a large firm can sustain. Most people look at their compensation and align thei...
by mrmister
January 10th, 2013, 9:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary increase
Replies: 36
Views: 13795

Salary increase

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Actually, these salaries are believable. According to Wharton web site, Wharton MBA Class Profile, the AVERAGE salaries of the students entering the MBA program is $166,000. Therefore, ...
by mrmister
January 10th, 2013, 12:01 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?
Replies: 32
Views: 13845

Best Way to Prepare for Coding Interview/Test?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2The only thing that really matters about an Interview Candidate is - "Can he/she do the job?". Vast majority of jobs in finance are so mundane that it makes no sense to ask people puzzles and crazy shit without a purpose just to ensure the "person is smart in th...
by mrmister
January 9th, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Salary increase
Replies: 36
Views: 13795

Salary increase

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Actually, these salaries are believable. According to Wharton web site, Wharton MBA Class Profile, the AVERAGE salaries of the students entering the MBA program is $166,000. Therefore, it is not surprising that the MBA graduates start with average salary $2...
by mrmister
October 19th, 2012, 12:00 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA in finance
Replies: 50
Views: 14373

MBA in finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2@Arthur/TJ,What you say is very true. But there is also another side to the whole story. Most MBA's will not even get close. One MD I know in a big IB followed the path similar to the one you mentioned. History Major in Harvard. But his Dad was a Wall Street her...
by mrmister
October 15th, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA in finance
Replies: 50
Views: 14373

MBA in finance

<t>QuoteDon't be too greedy and have dollar signs in your eyes by seeing the million dollar salaries. Most of the MBAs end earning between $300K to $500K. To go over $1 million dollar salary requires a lot of luck and a lot of hard work over many decades.I assume you are only talking about finance f...
by mrmister
October 11th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Risk manager vs. FO developer
Replies: 31
Views: 14091

Risk manager vs. FO developer

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ElysianEagleQuoteOriginally posted by: mrmisterSo, the visa issue is very real and it looks like it is quite brutal in its consequences.Indeed. However, it must also be said that the consequences for lifting restrictions or making it too easy would be just as dire for w...
by mrmister
October 11th, 2012, 4:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Risk manager vs. FO developer
Replies: 31
Views: 14091

Risk manager vs. FO developer

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976This is too funny, dude. Many Americans volunteer for Teach for America and for Peace Corps to help them get into top MBA programs. But dumping her husband and getting married to an MBA classmate just to get the visa is just too funny.I have heard of simila...
by mrmister
October 10th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Risk manager vs. FO developer
Replies: 31
Views: 14091

Risk manager vs. FO developer

<t>What's the deal about international students and visas? I have read a lot of articles about how US employers are hesitant in hiring internationals with MBAs. Does that mean that these guys go back to their home countries with a quarter million dollar debt? Or can you default on your loan if you d...
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