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by nyasha
May 5th, 2011, 10:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Moving from Product Control role to a Quant Role ?
Replies: 27
Views: 47558

Moving from Product Control role to a Quant Role ?

<t>@Pawanche, if you don't have an alternative offer then there's not much of a choice. But I'd be concerned if there were no examples of a similar trajectory from the specific team you'd be joining. The key thing at the end of the day is whether you think the team will offer you opportunities to le...
by nyasha
May 5th, 2011, 4:43 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Professional quants, please confirm!
Replies: 4
Views: 22031

Professional quants, please confirm!

<t>Ken, initially it does come across as being a backward step, but there could be mitigating factors. Can you add a bit more context? What type of company is it, where does your current team sit relative to the money, vs where the data team sits. How important is the head of the data team vs the he...
by nyasha
April 28th, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: managing staff remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 23059

managing staff remotely

<t>QuoteThe choice I may have is to work in a city that is a good, but not great, city that is far from family and friends that would be with the analysts. The company has already stated that they have some flexibility in where the job is located. They have a satelite office in a much better city th...
by nyasha
April 28th, 2011, 9:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 6 years or 3 years?
Replies: 6
Views: 21753

6 years or 3 years?

<t>I'd say do what interests you the most, and what builds your all round skill base. If you don't follow the path you find most fulfilling then it only leads to regret...But more practically, it looks like you're unsure of your knowledge base when jumping from grad diploma to masters, which could b...
by nyasha
April 28th, 2011, 9:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What is the career aspiration for a quant?
Replies: 5
Views: 23717

What is the career aspiration for a quant?

<t>QuoteIf your dream is to make a ton of money and quit and spend the rest of your life running small shop that sells mashed potato sculpture to old Latvian grandmothers. Say that.Haha, this is great advice. But I'd steer clear of talking about money. I'd say try to make your answer emotive (not ov...
by nyasha
April 28th, 2011, 9:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: ETH Zürich MScQF - VS - HSG St. Gallen MiQE/F
Replies: 2
Views: 21496

ETH Zürich MScQF - VS - HSG St. Gallen MiQE/F

By reputation I'd go with ETH, and my other half went to St Gallen for a while and she says it's boring. It could be just what you need to concentrate :-)-------End distraction
by nyasha
March 24th, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: CFA or FRM???
Replies: 23
Views: 27915

CFA or FRM???

<t>Good thing about FRM is that you can sit both exams in one go, boom you're finished. And as Hansi mentions, it's great if you want to price risk. However, CFA is a de facto standard on the buy side - as a proxy, try searching for FRM on indeed.com, and then try searching for CFA. You'll see the d...
by nyasha
March 24th, 2011, 1:16 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Cambridge Mphil Finance or LSE MSc Finance and Economics?
Replies: 4
Views: 25908

Cambridge Mphil Finance or LSE MSc Finance and Economics?

<t>As a tab, I'd say Cambridge. You have as much crammed in one term at Cam as you do in one year at LSE, at least based on certain undergrad degrees. As for the specific courses you mentioned, LSE links are broken right now. On the other hand, LSE is considered more practical, Cambridge much more t...
by nyasha
March 18th, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSC Finance PT LSE ?
Replies: 2
Views: 20721

MSC Finance PT LSE ?

<t>Just saw this earlier on course today, was wondering the same thing. It seems quite new and very expensive relative to more established offerings from Birkbeck and UoL external - both potential downsides. It would not compete so well against the CFA in my opinion, and has too much fundamental/cor...
by nyasha
March 16th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hedge Fund Quant vs Banking Quant
Replies: 0
Views: 22452

Hedge Fund Quant vs Banking Quant

<t>I'm interested in a hedge fund quant role and welcome your answers to one or more of the following questions. 1) What career options does a pure Math Diploma at KCL (with some analysis and measure theory) + Computational Statistics Masters at UCL give relative to doing a Computational Statistics ...
by nyasha
November 6th, 2010, 5:56 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Quant software ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 26762

Quant software ideas?

@Cuchulainn rather unclear what you mean, could you elaborate?
by nyasha
November 5th, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Quant software ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 26762

Quant software ideas?

<t>Thanks for the tip. I found the page here TextA few issues with this: 1) the upfront fee requirement, which I've seen with other companies 2) market demand unknown, esp since there are a few dominant firms already in that space3) complexity level is too high for what seems to be a new system, I'd...
by nyasha
November 5th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Quant software ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 26762

Quant software ideas?

<t>The open source contributions and blog idea is good. As for the company, I already have one, mostly non-financial, looking to move into financial software. Have a team of coders, can look at ways of providing support. However, ideally I'm looking to enter the sector with relatively entry level so...
by nyasha
November 5th, 2010, 2:10 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Quant software ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 26762

Quant software ideas?

<r><E>:-)</E> Producing a KILLER APP would be fantastic, but I'll settle for decent SEO as the key differentiator. It's clear what's hot on google, not so clear what people would actually want to pay money for. If there is something that they want to pay money for, and I can produce it, then hopeful...
by nyasha
November 5th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Quant software ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 26762

Quant software ideas?

<t>Hi all, I'd be interested to read your thoughts on the following dilemma. I'm looking to produce quant software - to sell and finance a PhD - that doesn't do extremely complex calculations, but rather, offers differentiation in terms of platform, ease of use, or data linkages. There are some grea...
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