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by minimal00
June 5th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Clearing Houses / Quant
Replies: 14
Views: 8460

Clearing Houses / Quant

Thanks.Yes actually for me, Risk would be to go in such jobs in a place you do not really know the rules or progression or reward.
by minimal00
June 5th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Clearing Houses / Quant
Replies: 14
Views: 8460

Clearing Houses / Quant

Well, I am opened to opportunities and market is a bit hard for 'exotic' profiles (in terms of experience) but I have no good idea of the work and interests of clearing houses positions.
by minimal00
June 4th, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Clearing Houses / Quant
Replies: 14
Views: 8460

Clearing Houses / Quant

Hi all.What do you think of quant jobs in clearing houses?Are they good path to other opportunities? What about the career progression?Thanks!
by minimal00
May 6th, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18010

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

Well that's exactly the issue, because for our clients I am like an IT... and for others I am like a no-banker (even if I have the skills)
by minimal00
May 2nd, 2013, 3:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18010

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

<t>Thank you for the interesting discussion What would be the best way to switch a quant position in a financial services firm (like financial software providers) to a quant position in a financial firm (banks, funds,...)?Do you consider opportunies in financial software firms to be good quant posit...
by minimal00
April 5th, 2013, 9:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18010

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bluetrinWhat is a quant business analyst ? Someone who collects the requirements of the business to prioritise tasks for the quant team ?Yes it is all about dealing with IS applied to finance, explain the calculations and sometimes debug.Nobody spoke about Market Risk, ...
by minimal00
March 18th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?
Replies: 81
Views: 18010

Market Risk? Model Validation? Quant Business analyst?

<t>Hi,I am wondering about roles that are "around" the front office (it depends of the structure, but often it is considered middle office or compliance). In fact I would like to know which would be the most interesting in terms of learning and experience or ability to switch/move/evolve.- Model Val...
by minimal00
March 4th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: phD?MBA?Experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 9519

phD?MBA?Experience?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyI dont think your age is necessarily a barrier as long as you establish the correct skill set, so yes you probably need to do a bit more research to establish a more firm aim and then focus your strategy around that. With regards to CVs not going through screens...
by minimal00
March 4th, 2013, 8:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: phD?MBA?Experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 9519

phD?MBA?Experience?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishI agree with neuroguy that life as a PhD student can indeed be quite interesting and rewarding, if not in an immediate financial sense. A couple of questions, though. When you make reference to 3 years on a student salary, you must be talking about some kind of U...
by minimal00
February 28th, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: phD?MBA?Experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 9519

phD?MBA?Experience?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976You have a very good background for Finance PhD. But if you are interested in an industry job, it is not worthwhile to spend 5 years learning to do research. MBA is useful for S&T jobs. Maybe not so useful for quant jobs. But you already have good Math ...
by minimal00
February 28th, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: phD?MBA?Experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 9519

phD?MBA?Experience?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bluetrinAs you mentioned the market is very difficult and there are many capable people looking for jobs, some with relevant experience. I think the PhD will make you a specialist in a technical domain while your goal seems to move to the front office, between a PhD and...
by minimal00
February 28th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: phD?MBA?Experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 9519

phD?MBA?Experience?

<t>Hi,I am a professional working as a quant in the world of financial softwares in France.5 years experience surfing on the crisis as I finished my last master just before 2008, I did have multiple experiences before landing durably in my actual job.(I have experience in the 4 businesses: trading, ...
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