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by alphaalpha
April 19th, 2013, 3:02 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Future prospects of various quant roles
Replies: 14
Views: 11872

Future prospects of various quant roles

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160QuoteOriginally posted by: alphaalphaPM role was with smaller hedge fund, on the high frequency side of things, so pretty heavy on C++ as well.Oh, they start calling it PM now. I guess it sounds better than prop trader Haha, agreed. My impression is that quant stra...
by alphaalpha
April 18th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Future prospects of various quant roles
Replies: 14
Views: 11872

Future prospects of various quant roles

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160QuoteOriginally posted by: alphaalphaPersonally, taking quant portfolio manager over risk was a no brainer in the end though since the upside is essentially unlimited while in risk at a BB you'll make MD in 7 - 10 years but you'll still just be a cog with limited b...
by alphaalpha
April 17th, 2013, 10:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Future prospects of various quant roles
Replies: 14
Views: 11872

Future prospects of various quant roles

<t>I got some insight recently when interviewing across some of these roles, including risk modeling. The group I talked to does mostly large-scale MC simulations which can actually be quite interesting if you're computationally inclined. As Dominic points out, risk quants spend a fair amount of tim...
by alphaalpha
April 8th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Relocation package UK
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Relocation package UK

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorThere is a tax advantage in paying relocation fees, unless they are excessive they would be tax free which means anything they give you on this is more efficient.Generally I'd expect line management to be more sympathetic than HR here and one approach I'd t...
by alphaalpha
April 2nd, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Relocation package UK
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Relocation package UK

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaIf the company says they like you technically but drags their feet when asked for £2-3k to cover your relocation (when you're going to cost them much more over a year, and the recruiter's fee is a multiple of that), it means they don't need you that much. If t...
by alphaalpha
March 28th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Relocation package UK
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Relocation package UK

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaYou can certainly ask for a salary advance, at least. Or a loan.If you're moving from a much poorer country (e.g. Poland), you can argue that your situation is special and you deserve more support. I did this, and got some £££ to help me get started.Did you ge...
by alphaalpha
March 28th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Relocation package UK
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Relocation package UK

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: alphaalphaI recently got an offer from a quantitative HF in the UK, which I'm strongly considering taking. It's a good offer overall but what struck me was the lack of relocation bonus, which, given that I'd have to move to a different cou...
by alphaalpha
March 27th, 2013, 10:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Relocation package UK
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Relocation package UK

<t>I recently got an offer from a quantitative HF in the UK, which I'm strongly considering taking. It's a good offer overall but what struck me was the lack of relocation bonus, which, given that I'd have to move to a different country, would be a quite substantial cost. I'll probably try to negoti...
by alphaalpha
December 4th, 2012, 10:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant positions in HK/Singapore
Replies: 0
Views: 9593

Quant positions in HK/Singapore

Does anyone here know of any HHs that specifically focus on quant positions in Asia (trading, modeling or otherwise)? I'm thinking about going to either HK or Singapore for a while but have zero connections in the quant sphere there. I'm based in the US if that makes a difference.
by alphaalpha
October 1st, 2012, 12:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Cantab Capital + US vs UK funds
Replies: 10
Views: 13131

Cantab Capital + US vs UK funds

thanks guys. appreciate the input.
by alphaalpha
September 24th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Cantab Capital + US vs UK funds
Replies: 10
Views: 13131

Cantab Capital + US vs UK funds

<t>I got an interview with Cantab capital coming up for their quant analyst position. Does anyone here have any experience with the firm or interviewed with them before? Any insight into their general culture, interview process and format would be appreciated. I'm based in the US and this is my firs...
by alphaalpha
May 25th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Head hunter question
Replies: 2
Views: 13286

Head hunter question

<t>thanks. I'm planning to go through personal connections at some funds while using headhunters for others, so I don't want them to send out my resume blindly. Ideally I'd have to give my consent every time before they send out anything. Have they been open to that? How does it work with these guys...
by alphaalpha
May 24th, 2012, 6:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Head hunter question
Replies: 2
Views: 13286

Head hunter question

Looking for some info on headhunter Hagan-Ricci group (hrg.net):- how legit are they?- what types of firms do they represent (reputation, tier)? - do they focus on specific sectors?Any help appreciated. What I've found so far has been rather inconsistent...
by alphaalpha
March 22nd, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Barclays Quantitative Analytics
Replies: 3
Views: 24843

Barclays Quantitative Analytics

great, thanks.
by alphaalpha
March 21st, 2011, 10:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Barclays Quantitative Analytics
Replies: 3
Views: 24843

Barclays Quantitative Analytics

<t>I got an interview with the quant analytics group at Barclays coming up soon. It's for their summer associate position (in nyc). The whole thing supposedly consists of 4 in-person interviews plus a 1-hour written test (multiple choice). Has anyone gone through their process? I'd like to get a bet...
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