SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by KennyMing
April 19th, 2008, 6:22 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: UCB compensation 160K...how in this market?
Replies: 55
Views: 64065

UCB compensation 160K...how in this market?

<t>I think the main concern is not the salary paid figure but the degree of influence to the employment record under economics dowturn in financial industry....Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, UBS have planned to cut jobs in near future.....so does the "merged" Bear Sterns.....The impressive employment rat...
by KennyMing
April 16th, 2008, 1:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Computational Power Required by Market Risk Analyst
Replies: 31
Views: 62979

Computational Power Required by Market Risk Analyst

Turbo Pascal??????? Are you sure? Where is the source? C++ is still the dominant programming language for quant in I-banks.....
by KennyMing
April 8th, 2008, 4:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......
Replies: 24
Views: 60962

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......

<t>well, so what is the anticipated period for market recovery?1 year? 2 years? or recovered at the end of 2009? 2010? or even 2011? (Just based on your prediction and opinions is fine)Most of them told me that the situation will be recovered at the end of 2009 or beginning of 2010...what do you thi...
by KennyMing
April 7th, 2008, 3:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......
Replies: 24
Views: 60962

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......

It depends ......the salary of Quants/risk analysts should be more stable......while sales income is more volatile....
by KennyMing
April 7th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......
Replies: 24
Views: 60962

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......

<t>But some of them told me that Quant is better than sales and structuer at this moment....since sales are able to sell financial products but they know nothing in deep on financial products....while quantitative analysts have the potential to take charge the job in sales nature....by having a busi...
by KennyMing
April 7th, 2008, 3:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......
Replies: 24
Views: 60962

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......

Thx for your reply.How abour risk analyst? (Market and Credit Risk Analyst)
by KennyMing
April 6th, 2008, 3:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......under this adverse moment....
Replies: 0
Views: 55965

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......under this adverse moment....

<t>Actually, under this adverse situation, what kind of ppl would be most likely laid off in investment banks? Traders? Sales? Quant? Risk Analyst? Economist? Asset Analyst? Trade Support? structurer? I just asked 4 ppl who are now working as quantitative analyst(either risk/asset/desk quant) ....th...
by KennyMing
April 6th, 2008, 3:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......
Replies: 24
Views: 60962

Job Laid Off At I-banks/Fund house......

<t>Actually, under this adverse situation, what kind of ppl would be most likely laid off in investment banks? Traders? Sales? Quant? Risk Analyst? Economist? Asset Analyst? Trade Support? structurer? I have just asked 4 ppl who are now working as quantitative analyst(either risk/asset/desk quant) ....
by KennyMing
April 6th, 2008, 7:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (2008-2009)
Replies: 3
Views: 57418

ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (2008-2009)

None of you got offer from ETH? or none of you is interested in joining the program???/
by KennyMing
April 3rd, 2008, 4:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Msc Financial Mathematics. Kings, Cass and Birbeck
Replies: 17
Views: 71805

Msc Financial Mathematics. Kings, Cass and Birbeck

How about your view on LSE MSc Risk and Stochastics, ETH Zurich MAS in Finance, U of Michigan Master of Financial Engineering? What is your prospective view on the program above and their ranking?
by KennyMing
April 2nd, 2008, 11:17 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (2008-2009)
Replies: 3
Views: 57418

ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (2008-2009)

Anyone get the admission offer from ETH Zurich MAS in Finance? Let's share.
by KennyMing
March 31st, 2008, 4:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: LSE MSc Risk and Stochastics Vs ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (major in risk management)
Replies: 13
Views: 60097

LSE MSc Risk and Stochastics Vs ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (major in risk management)

<t>Well, I think the courses structure at ETH Zurich is solid and there is the arrangement of company thesis. What's more, Risk management and asset management are the strengthen area of Swiss Financial industry.Upon graduation, I would like to find a position in Europe, in particular London and Zur...
by KennyMing
March 29th, 2008, 1:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: LSE MSc Risk and Stochastics Vs ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (major in risk management)
Replies: 13
Views: 60097

LSE MSc Risk and Stochastics Vs ETH Zurich MAS in Finance (major in risk management)

<t>Why don't you apply Paris VI master program of stochastic and probabilistic finance? It is heard that the program is the most quantitative in Europe, many graduates can find a job at BNP and SG as a quant.....On the other hand, how is the reputation of ETH Zurich in Europe? In Hong Kong, most of ...
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