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by liam
February 15th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Best place to start a quant career?
Replies: 44
Views: 10571

Best place to start a quant career?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishI am pretty sure that NYC would have at least an order of magnitude more than all of those cities put together. Probably followed by London and Chicago. The San Francisco Bay area would most likely trump any on that list with the e...
by liam
February 15th, 2014, 5:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?
Replies: 11
Views: 6345

Could anyone recommend good speaking/presentation training/coach in London?

<t>Toastmasters is good and you will see improvement.Even better is a personal coach - I did a day with Robin Kermode through work. Funny I was talking about him today, he loved my voice. He played John Major in Meryl Streep's Iron Lady (for one scene) and specialises in voice overs/announcer (did A...
by liam
January 27th, 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?
Replies: 51
Views: 27855

Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: NikkeiI would be curious as to the reasons why statisticians/statistical modelers always seem to want to be pure quants.--Because they like it per se (otherwise, why bother to get a PhD in Statistics?) and feel the most confident and secure in a position where quant mod...
by liam
January 26th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv
Replies: 80
Views: 11162

Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv

I meant VP level, oops, lol...Well I suppose the right term is relatively "normal", it's just a tradition to hunt in his family, as opposed to being some mental case like the Krays with knives and pistols at home...
by liam
January 26th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv
Replies: 80
Views: 11162

Put Hunting as a hobby on your cv

<t>Going back to the original thread, I have actually worked with a hunter in a client facing role. He was a fairly normal guy and is probably at VOP level now, but it was interesting when he talked about the tight gun controls he's subjected to (UK). Was weird when he showed us pictures of his Chri...
by liam
January 26th, 2014, 12:08 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?
Replies: 51
Views: 27855

Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?

<t>I would be curious as to the reasons why statisticians/statistical modelers always seem to want to be pure quants. Are there any serious issues with the role that you feel put you at a disadvantage compared to others?I don't mean that as an attack, it's always useful for me to understand these th...
by liam
January 25th, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?
Replies: 51
Views: 27855

Being a quant - is it a right choice for a quantitative modeler?

<t>Sounds good, albeit concerned about the "wanting to move on" bit.I am quite curious about this - would you say the reason are purist and intellectual or would you say it's prudent to move? I say this as it is possible to be too intellectually purist and purists never find what they're looking for...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 1:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8411

Would you recommend Quant work as a career ?

<t>To answer your original question Dominic, I think I would recommend quant work but not "wholeheartedly".I may do this as part of my STEMNET volunteering for secondary schools and have thought it through. Yes quant work I did was fun, especially COD pricing and even some of the Excel stuff, but I ...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 12:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8036

Career in Finance still worth it?

Escapes me how that got posted 4 times...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8036

Career in Finance still worth it?

<t>Lost cause is a bit harsh but it is very tough for people with stochastic backgrounds. Difficult to say what will actually happen in future - on one hand markets will return to former glories, on the other hand fancy new derivatives are harder to find and the fake world of derivatives could colla...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8036

Career in Finance still worth it?

<t>Lost cause is a bit harsh but it is very tough for people with stochastic backgrounds. Difficult to say what will actually happen in future - on one hand markets will return to former glories, on the other hand fancy new derivatives are harder to find and the fake world of derivatives could colla...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8036

Career in Finance still worth it?

<t>Lost cause is a bit harsh but it is very tough for people with stochastic backgrounds. Difficult to say what will actually happen in future - on one hand markets will return to former glories, on the other hand fancy new derivatives are harder to find and the fake world of derivatives could colla...
by liam
January 22nd, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8036

Career in Finance still worth it?

<t>Lost cause is a bit harsh but it is very tough for people with stochastic backgrounds. Difficult to say what will actually happen in future - on one hand markets will return to former glories, on the other hand fancy new derivatives are harder to find and the fake world of derivatives could colla...
by liam
December 17th, 2013, 10:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to develop great presentation skills?
Replies: 22
Views: 7753

How to develop great presentation skills?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaI always wondered how people develop great presentation skills. Paul W. and most of the CQF teaching staff have fairly advanced speaking skills, but this guy is completely in another league. Link To me it seems his energy and confidence is off the charts! ...
by liam
December 17th, 2013, 1:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 7204

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: liamI'm guessing the original resource is Ekman's work on facial expressions (as he advises Lie to Me) - been there, done that, it might work for some but found coaching superior - maybe fund someone through toastmasters or if you know any competent HR professionals (th...
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