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by bogracer
March 7th, 2007, 5:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Mobility.
Replies: 9
Views: 77815

Quant Mobility.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: sunmakerQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodleswhen you go to the trader interview, they will ask "You are a quant. If you want to be a trader, why did you take a job as a quant in the first place?"Kack is always so helpful.Actually, it is highly likely they will ask thi...
by bogracer
March 5th, 2007, 9:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What is trading like?
Replies: 78
Views: 96845

What is trading like?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KevinLauxIf traders do mindless work, how come the two trading firms I've interviewed with (Jane Street and Susquehanna) hammered me with a bunch of probability and statistics questions? The guys seemed very quantitative and interested in what they did for a living...on...
by bogracer
March 5th, 2007, 8:57 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What is trading like?
Replies: 78
Views: 96845

What is trading like?

<t>QuoteLike has been said, most of the traders I have met have gotten at least their undergraduate degree from a top school, usually Ivy League. Almost all successful traders are sharp and quick. jd1123,shhh... let's not disturb the stereotype. prefer to have ppl think i'm dumber than i really am.....
by bogracer
March 3rd, 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: APS anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 77509

APS anyone?

<t>Doubt that firms will be presenting at an organized career fair -- but APS usually has a few talks here and there. Believe Derman was at one of the March meetings a few years back. These sort of opportunities are vastly more useful than a structured career fair, IMO, so I wouldn't be so quick to ...
by bogracer
February 28th, 2007, 8:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Discussion Groups
Replies: 16
Views: 78479

Quant Discussion Groups

I'd be in, as long as it was after work and beer was involved.
by bogracer
February 27th, 2007, 7:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: routes to trading CFAvMFEvMBA
Replies: 21
Views: 133960

routes to trading CFAvMFEvMBA

<t>Agree 100% with jd1123. If you talk to traders, you'll probably find that their backgrounds are from all over the place. I suspect the differences among an MFE/MBA/CFA will be small compared to the large effect that networking, impressing people already in the places you want to be, and more netw...
by bogracer
February 27th, 2007, 6:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Need suggestions....
Replies: 6
Views: 78062

Need suggestions....

Not that many $24b funds out there -- Bridgewater or Shaw? Decision seems self-evident -- you stated that you don't want to be a developer.
by bogracer
February 23rd, 2007, 6:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Need advice......
Replies: 30
Views: 79644

Need advice......

<t>Finishing a PhD is a pretty cool feeling. It stays with you for a loooong time as a major accomplishment. Like a lot of people have pointed out already, it is also an indicator of your ability to plan, structure, and finish a long term project.That said, if you finish the PhD and interview for jo...
by bogracer
February 20th, 2007, 11:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Watch your hours ....
Replies: 3
Views: 78832

Watch your hours ....

Beware of the Tate Modern is more like it.
by bogracer
February 12th, 2007, 6:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too many Chinese students
Replies: 274
Views: 91234

Too many Chinese students

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: StatTraderHaving visited a number of chinese cities, it is undeniable that the country has made huge economic progress in recent years. IMO London is much more of a slum than places such as Shanghai and HK. <off-topic rant><sigh> Anyone caught in the Holborn-Temple blac...
by bogracer
February 12th, 2007, 9:06 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too many Chinese students
Replies: 274
Views: 91234

Too many Chinese students

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCStandard economics tells us that labour is used where it is cheaper then capital applied to automation. Computers and increasingly robotic manufacturing is reducing labour value with respect to capital, which in China is if anything in oversupply.True. But China wil...
by bogracer
February 12th, 2007, 7:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too many Chinese students
Replies: 274
Views: 91234

Too many Chinese students

<t>IMO, the average Western European is *overpaid* by the standards of the *world* economy. All a matter of perspective, I suppose.Excluding harder-to-price "knowledge workers", £10mm/yr city traders, etc. -- and comparing an assembly line factory worker in China, and an assembly line factory worker...
by bogracer
February 8th, 2007, 8:06 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Too many Chinese students
Replies: 274
Views: 91234

Too many Chinese students

<t>Some data points from my experience:US ivy league natural science department, PhD program, Chinese:Not Chinese ratio was ~1.5:1. I'm told the ratio has gone down to ~1:1 on post-9/11 visa processing delays -- lots of students ended up going to Canada instead because the visa delays were so bad.Di...
by bogracer
February 7th, 2007, 8:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 5018
Views: 425715

UK going to the dogs

<t>From the Telegraph:The danger from our 'cotton wool kids'By Graeme Paton, Education CorrespondentLast Updated: 3:12am GMT 07/02/2007Teachers who refuse to let children take risks are undermining the economy, a former director general of the Confederation of British Industry says today.In a savage...
by bogracer
February 7th, 2007, 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Future of London hedge funds
Replies: 0
Views: 79228

Future of London hedge funds

<r>Something to be worried about?------------------------------------London Hedge Funds Suffer Panic AttackFebruary 2007Hedge Fund DailyAccording to some estimates, London may be hedgie free by the summer, if new tax proposals are adopted as scheduled next month. Financial Times reports that a sense...
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