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by deepvalue
May 19th, 2010, 2:53 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How to deal with clause in offer regarding moving expenses?
Replies: 19
Views: 28855

How to deal with clause in offer regarding moving expenses?

most termination clauses require you also pay back any signing bonus and some even require you to pay back all your bonuses.
by deepvalue
May 19th, 2010, 2:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Do "Quantitative Associates" do any trading?
Replies: 13
Views: 30314

Do "Quantitative Associates" do any trading?

> is there a structured way for a phd to break into trading?yes, start from the bottom and beg for a job as an intern. maybe get internship by signing up for an mfe program.
by deepvalue
May 19th, 2010, 2:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Academia vs Quant roles
Replies: 50
Views: 35285

Academia vs Quant roles

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976\I know a guy who did PhD at Stanford and then six years tenure track at a Top B-school. Then he quit and joined GS and the position was same as what he had BEFORE he did the PhD. They gave him no credit for five years PhD or six years tenure track. He quit...
by deepvalue
May 19th, 2010, 2:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Do you feel appreciated?
Replies: 54
Views: 34465

Do you feel appreciated?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: yurakmHe left half a year later, explaining to friends, that he cannot tolerate anymore the spirit in the risk team: - At first it was OK, learned Java, learned the system somewhat. After accustoming a bit, I started to I ask questions: Why this is coded in this way? Ho...
by deepvalue
May 10th, 2010, 3:25 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice for an Undergrad Entering Quant. Finance.
Replies: 7
Views: 28615

Advice for an Undergrad Entering Quant. Finance.

QuoteOriginally posted by: nicka81No trader is fast enough to compete with a computer. a trader's advantage is not speed -- it's judgement. a dumb computer will jump quickly into selling stocks at stop loss prices just like what happenned last week.
by deepvalue
May 10th, 2010, 3:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: money vs title: how important is the title?
Replies: 22
Views: 31163

money vs title: how important is the title?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishYou can figure out the mapping if you move from one firm/division to another firm/division. Titles in investment banks play roughly the same role as ranks in the military. an md in back office or IT makes about as much as a mid level research analyst in the tradi...
by deepvalue
May 10th, 2010, 3:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career advice for recent PhD
Replies: 45
Views: 32330

Career advice for recent PhD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishThere are also lots of high end jobs in the oil and gas industry. how bout you work for oil companies as a superstar analyst and then, after you establish your world class expertise, wait for a hedge fund to invite you to advise them how to trade energy? most of ...
by deepvalue
May 3rd, 2010, 5:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 129655

Genius working for DE Shaw

QuoteOriginally posted by: NYCfundThanks EscapeArtist. Seems to be several of what John McCain called 'trollops' here. Maybe they have Shaw-envy. ad hominem = false logic
by deepvalue
May 3rd, 2010, 1:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Counter-offers when recruiting
Replies: 10
Views: 28523

Counter-offers when recruiting

QuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanwhy would B double offer? why not 15-20%? this isn't a Grand bazaar in Istanbul. people shouldn't try to rip you off so blatantly actually it is. people who sit in cubicles next to each other can make 1/2 the other guy and get promoted twice as fast.
by deepvalue
April 26th, 2010, 6:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 129655

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: nicka81some do, Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and John Overdeck (Two Sigma) are obvious examples.some don't as starting your own company is not a decision for everybody. why not, if they really geniuses. seems like a lot of people claim their are geniuses but are really just cubi...
by deepvalue
April 26th, 2010, 6:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Chicago Quants
Replies: 12
Views: 31589

Chicago Quants

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976One Finance PhD from my batch is working in Chicago. He is the head of the quant strategies group at Citadel. He has been with Citadel for the past 11 years. Really smart guy. he must be rich and happy he's out of academia, eh. why can't you ask him to get ...
by deepvalue
April 25th, 2010, 1:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Neuroscience PhD, possible finance roles?
Replies: 25
Views: 32153

Neuroscience PhD, possible finance roles?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentThe msot important skill for VCs, entrepreneurs and CEOs is capital allocation. Making the right bets is the make or break skill for a VC. . precisely. the problem with phds is that they have a 1 dimensional point of view; phds understand the neurobiology but ...
by deepvalue
April 21st, 2010, 6:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Back to RUSSIA for Algorythmic trading project
Replies: 30
Views: 34065

Back to RUSSIA for Algorythmic trading project

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DaniilThe benefit of the Algotrading project in Russia is that you can apply your experience to Russian market where you will be a pioneer and all world will know about you and your achievement. oh yeah? name the 3 most famous alg traders in the world. how many people o...
by deepvalue
April 21st, 2010, 6:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSFE in UMich
Replies: 18
Views: 31985

MSFE in UMich

which school boasts of having the largest number of unemployed mfe alum?
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