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by liam
May 9th, 2013, 7:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: biostats
Replies: 7
Views: 8308

biostats

<t>jthomas, I'm not sure if my question came across well and at risk of further confusing the issue (even though this shouldn't happen when it is in written form) what I'm trying to drive at is what chances do I have at getting a data manager role NOW to enable me to study in this field starting a c...
by liam
May 9th, 2013, 1:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant in Market Risk career prospects and possible ways of achieving them
Replies: 17
Views: 11589

Quant in Market Risk career prospects and possible ways of achieving them

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: jf88QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160From my experience MR is not really a good place for quant. Top people at MR have no interest in internals of models and prefer to use models as black boxes to control exposures. They mostly value business, macro-econ skills and big p...
by liam
May 8th, 2013, 11:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: biostats
Replies: 7
Views: 8308

biostats

<t>In terms of getting into biostatistics does anyone here have any tips? Also, what other areas of Maths would be worth looking into?I recently spoke to a lecturer at lshtm in London about this and he suggested getting a clinical data manager job, given that my most recent banking role used Excel a...
by liam
March 24th, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Asset managers
Replies: 14
Views: 10420

Asset managers

<t>QuoteYou are asking about the best paid and of course at the same time most challenging job on wall street.Dead right there. I worked in asset management in Project Finance for 3 years. This is very different from managing an equity and/or derivatives portfolio (mine was loan based) and not as ch...
by liam
March 24th, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Reassuringly expensive employment lawyers...
Replies: 9
Views: 9674

Reassuringly expensive employment lawyers...

daasx, I will PM you.
by liam
February 6th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too late to get PhD in quant at 30 if interested in becoming a quant?
Replies: 28
Views: 14770

Too late to get PhD in quant at 30 if interested in becoming a quant?

<t>I've just read this thread briefly and hope I haven't gone over any points.In theory it shouldn't be too late ever to do a PhD the issue you have to address is whether or not going over maths/programming is trying. I have used no maths and a smidgin of programming in the last 7 years and I find i...
by liam
September 6th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: scotia vs bny
Replies: 5
Views: 11157

scotia vs bny

<t>Generally speaking it has to gut feel on how you felt the traders would behave around you. Clearly if both offered you roles you can handle it though.It can be difficult to assess where you'll learn from - either firm could refocus your role abruptly because of how markets move. Even if they have...
by liam
September 5th, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant interview
Replies: 6
Views: 14255

Quant interview

Sorry my PC told me my original reply didn't come up...
by liam
September 5th, 2012, 3:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant interview
Replies: 6
Views: 14255

Quant interview

<t>I went through the same process as mj's candidate in 2004, so obviously the process will be similar.The basic probability means questions like "If I throw a dice and can either throw again or take the first throw, and get paid in $ based on spots on the roll, what is the fair price?" and basic un...
by liam
September 5th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant interview
Replies: 6
Views: 14255

Quant interview

<t>I interviewed in 2004, and have similar comments to what mj's candidate just said. Obviosuly the below may have changed since, but not too dramatically.In terms of basic probability we're talking along the lines of "If you roll a dice and get to roll again, getting $1 per spot, what's the fair pr...
by liam
August 31st, 2012, 10:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Selby Jennings???
Replies: 9
Views: 96612

Selby Jennings???

<t>There is a lot of phishing going on - agents aren't meeting with people anymore and playing a lot more hit and hope. Unfortunately what's happened on the market now is that line managers won't hire you unless your CV has gone in a straight line (i.e. to the point where under an electron microscop...
by liam
July 24th, 2012, 9:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial Software Houses
Replies: 19
Views: 13390

Financial Software Houses

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: liamQuoteOriginally posted by: MattFQuoteOriginally posted by: liamI would also like any tips on approaching companies considering I'm effectively going to be cold calling/cold emailing.I have 5 months quant analyst experience in 2005, but since then its only been sligh...
by liam
July 24th, 2012, 9:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial Software Houses
Replies: 19
Views: 13390

Financial Software Houses

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MattFQuoteOriginally posted by: liamI would also like any tips on approaching companies considering I'm effectively going to be cold calling/cold emailing.I have 5 months quant analyst experience in 2005, but since then its only been slightly numerical (bits of Excel/VB...
by liam
July 23rd, 2012, 5:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial Software Houses
Replies: 19
Views: 13390

Financial Software Houses

Thanks for the replies so far - all helpful so far. Thanks for the clarification Hansi, may help when applying for jobs going forward.
by liam
July 23rd, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial Software Houses
Replies: 19
Views: 13390

Financial Software Houses

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: liamGuys,Does anyone have an idea of the best way to gather a list of Financial Software Houses where I could look at quant developer roles?A few HHs have put me forward for quant developer roles, but don't seem to be able to sell me...
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