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by mynetself
May 31st, 2013, 9:30 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Move to NY
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

Move to NY

<t>Thanks for the responses! Im not so concerned about "surviving NY", I'm sure I can do that. Question was more like how to manage the transition. QuoteOriginally posted by: AloneInTheDarkI've been in the same situation recently and totally agree with Paul.Regarding renting requirements and opening...
by mynetself
May 30th, 2013, 10:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Move to NY
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

Move to NY

<t>So my Co asked me if I was willing to go to NY (from London), and I said I was potentially interested bu I'd need to think it through. Can anyone tell their experience with a move from a very practical/life perspective? I mean, the Co will secure my job and arrange for the Visa, but what else? Ho...
by mynetself
November 7th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Surveys for quant salary
Replies: 31
Views: 18982

Surveys for quant salary

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaPostdoc salary: £30kLowest starting quant salary: £45-50k + bonusWorking hours are the same or lighter for quants. Come on.Higliht mine, and totally agree. Funny, I mentioned this to an MD when interviewing some time ago, and he was pretty surprised.MD: "Why w...
by mynetself
September 27th, 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: excess return
Replies: 6
Views: 10419

excess return

QuoteOriginally posted by: Hansihttp://bit.ly/VO9xXLL O L !Thanks for posting this.
by mynetself
September 25th, 2012, 9:49 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: QuantitativeFinanceWilmott_second edition SOLUTIONS?
Replies: 4
Views: 10255

QuantitativeFinanceWilmott_second edition SOLUTIONS?

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardnever doubt or the market will break you down. When you ride a bike, don't argue with a car. You will lose. (I.e. Don't argue with the market... )
by mynetself
September 25th, 2012, 9:46 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career advice for new college grad
Replies: 13
Views: 12767

Career advice for new college grad

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999QuoteOriginally posted by: NSungHello, I'm a cs student and got some offers from BAML Quantitative Trading Group and Citadel FTAP Eventually I want to work as Quantitative Researcher of quant funds or prop firms. BAML QTG Trading Analyst Pros : Small prop...
by mynetself
September 24th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career switch
Replies: 22
Views: 12828

Career switch

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: jabranHello Everyone,I am from London and considering a career switch to become a quant and need some advice please.Is it worth going to US for a degree related to quantitative finance or some top university in UK is as good as the top university in US such as Carnegie ...
by mynetself
September 24th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Menial labor
Replies: 27
Views: 14579

Menial labor

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2Nothing anti-intellectual about it. When I came to the USA in late 90's there were plenty of white senior programmers and they were a proud lot. Over time a lot of programming jobs went to India and China and everyone convinc...
by mynetself
September 20th, 2012, 8:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: your savings
Replies: 60
Views: 14906

your savings

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnomanderisQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: mynetself"You could win bazillions! (What we're not telling you is that the expected value is actually negative, so you are gonna lose money.)"The reality is that if someone can make you money, you w...
by mynetself
September 19th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Buying stocks below the expected stock price
Replies: 4
Views: 10063

Buying stocks below the expected stock price

Are you talking about a world in which stock prices *are* log-nromally distributed, and you know drift and volatiltiy *exactly* or about the real world where stock prices are *not* log-normal and you have (at best) a vague idea of what the (log-normal) drift and volatility are?
by mynetself
September 19th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should you accept a counteroffer?
Replies: 17
Views: 12660

Should you accept a counteroffer?

<t>I think she has to realize that there isno way of telling how things are gonna go in the future. The "advice" from her headhunter is obviously biased to show her the "worst case" scenario. Yes, it can happen. But you can tell her of this "dude on the Wilmott forum who accepted a counter offer twi...
by mynetself
September 19th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: your savings
Replies: 60
Views: 14906

your savings

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnomanderisQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2People who live beyond their means will also not hedge their positions and blow up a bank because they are so desperate to make more money.You just have to give them the right structure and i...
by mynetself
September 5th, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: dubai
Replies: 101
Views: 15637

dubai

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnomanderisQuoteOriginally posted by: mynetselfQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnWell, you can walk into a movie theater in Amsterdam and buy a beer. And I don't mean just like in no paper cup, I'm talking about a glass of beer. And in Paris, you can buy a beer at Mc...
by mynetself
September 5th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: scotia vs bny
Replies: 5
Views: 11107

scotia vs bny

<t>If comp is the same in both cases, just go with the one that gave you a better impression about the people. You'll have to spend long hours with those people, so just go with those you think you'd get along best (short term view).Or maybe pick the one where you can learn the most (longer term, ca...
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