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by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 2:44 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Lehman
Replies: 57
Views: 61597

Lehman

<r>did anyone see handsome Mr. Ackman on CNBC? He had a put on lehman as an overall hedge, not a view, but was still able to make some good money he also talks about FRE FNM:First Segment: <URL url="http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=850694043&play=1Second"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.cnbc.co...
by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 2:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: the next big thing
Replies: 31
Views: 55364

the next big thing

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyQuoteThose days when credit, structured products, commodities and enhanced indexes are almost done....I think the contrary....credit and structured products are going to become more pupular in the future. Why is everyone thinking that these are going to die of...
by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 2:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: nobody daytrading here?
Replies: 8
Views: 49935

nobody daytrading here?

and your compliance department takes forever to ok the trade so no high frequency trading for your pa...
by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 2:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorQuant works still averages more than these, but the ratio is rather more realistic for the purpose of career choice.And then there is the factor of living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. 200K in NYC is ver...
by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 1:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: amerikan200k? Is that what you quants call a low wage? Haha, that's so... quantishHow much bonus, usually? In % of the basic wage. Sorry about bombarding you with questions, but I'm curious What about working hours/conditions?And, sorry about being a newbie, but if you ...
by Siberian
September 11th, 2008, 1:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainncourse in any of the c's (c, c++, c# etc.) would probably be more beneficial, if you don't want to just price/hedge derivatives - which is also great fun, then econ would be a great asset imho.You should also include high C and C major.that's in etc. btw, Cuch...
by Siberian
September 10th, 2008, 8:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: amerikanHi againSo, how much would a first year, third year, fifth year and tenth year economist earn? Or, what do you think? What would the wage be in general, and in those positions you mentioned? Would it take a PhD to get a job as an economist, or to get those posit...
by Siberian
September 10th, 2008, 1:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: best hi-freq stat arb shops
Replies: 14
Views: 54261

best hi-freq stat arb shops

thanks eisler, i already met them, great guys, JPBouchaud posts here on Wilmott once in a while.
by Siberian
September 10th, 2008, 12:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ZmeiGorynychRather too much economics in the third year, though fourth yr courses look interesting. The market for quants is a bit thin right now, but will probably be back in full swing in 4 years. Economics the academic subject has vanishingly low usefulness to quant ...
by Siberian
September 10th, 2008, 12:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: best hi-freq stat arb shops
Replies: 14
Views: 54261

best hi-freq stat arb shops

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: YuraSimon's fund didn't have a web site for a long time (they had a web site, but then the took it down, they didn't have a web site for a long time, and now they have it again)I would assume that the website issue would be dependent on whether the fund is open or not, ...
by Siberian
September 9th, 2008, 4:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: best hi-freq stat arb shops
Replies: 14
Views: 54261

best hi-freq stat arb shops

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: YuraQuoteOriginally posted by: SiberianQuantMix is so new that the only thing on their website is the logo...You will soon find that it is very typical of hedge funds, even the old oneswell, admittedly i got involved with hf about a year and a half ago, but i did see pl...
by Siberian
September 9th, 2008, 4:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: hedge fund or ibank?
Replies: 15
Views: 52937

hedge fund or ibank?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrainRenaissance has the best execution systems in the business, which adds a bunch of alpha by itself IMO.Medallion trades quickly and uses a lot of leverage. but not the larger funds. RIEF seeks 6-12 month holding times for their equities, and RIFF has a 3-5 month ho...
by Siberian
September 9th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial mathematics and economics
Replies: 52
Views: 56652

Financial mathematics and economics

<t>I did my undergrad in joint honours math and econ and filled up all complementary courses with finance courses, that allowed me to take all phd level finance and math classes during my masters, and i do feel that a lot of times i have an upper hand vs pure quants. I might not code as well though....
by Siberian
September 9th, 2008, 12:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: best hi-freq stat arb shops
Replies: 14
Views: 54261

best hi-freq stat arb shops

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeAnd where are they located - NYC, Greenwich CT, or London.I don't really care where they are located, as long as they are good QuantMix is so new that the only thing on their website is the logo...Thanks for the responses so far, is there anyone else out there?...
by Siberian
September 8th, 2008, 4:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: best hi-freq stat arb shops
Replies: 14
Views: 54261

best hi-freq stat arb shops

please someone in addition to RenTech, DE Shaw, etc. If you know anyone (new, old, small, big) that is in your opinion solid, please let me know.Thanks a bunch,Siberian
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