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by deepvalue
April 19th, 2010, 5:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?
Replies: 50
Views: 32695

Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spiderwaspThe anti-intellectual undertones in your and deepvalue's comments are concerning, given that they don't recognise that education has a value for its own sake. waddya mean i don't recognize education has value in itself. fact is, i took a physics phd when i kne...
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Chicago Quants
Replies: 12
Views: 31589

Chicago Quants

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrainIt is an interesting question and I have no good answer. IMHO Chicago tends to be home to the grubby prop traders and commodity guys, who try hard to keep their names out of the newspaper. i say, besides citadel, what are names of the top chicago commodity or prop...
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: please advice to make career Finance
Replies: 1
Views: 28240

please advice to make career Finance

step 1: get yourself an analyst job in the industry and work for 2 years before going back to school.
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Goldman vs Morgan Stanley
Replies: 21
Views: 77040

Goldman vs Morgan Stanley

goldman and ms are today what yahoo and microsoft were in 1999. Wait 10 years, two new firms you didn't know about in 1999 rose to take their place. that's the way the world turns.
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Wall Street needs to hire some 'C' students
Replies: 30
Views: 55177

Wall Street needs to hire some 'C' students

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeDo they though kacks ? Once again it's supply and demand, and last time I heard, physics departments had managed to fill their quotas for the year. i dunno about physics depts, but academics from econ and business schools can run back to where they came from, o...
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: job in non-finance area
Replies: 9
Views: 28484

job in non-finance area

depends how smart you are. your dilema is analogous to the dilema of an athlete. You have this six figure job selling cars, but the cardinals just drafted you. should you quit the safe car sales job and run down to training camp for the chance to be a star, and risk getting cut?
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?
Replies: 50
Views: 32695

Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spiderwaspQuoteOriginally posted by: deepvalue student yes, professional no. To be professional, you have to be paid for doing it. Spare me. That was an attempt at humor, if it escaped you.wow, you ARE devoid at humor. My response was quite humorous AND "it escaped you"...
by deepvalue
April 17th, 2010, 10:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Genius working for DE Shaw
Replies: 320
Views: 129655

Genius working for DE Shaw

<t>c'mon people, why would people at de shaw be any smarter than people doing similar jobs at blackrock, barclays, gsam, bnymam, or any other large asset manager? these firms all hire from the same pool of quants and have to pay competitively to keep their people from defecting next door, which mean...
by deepvalue
April 16th, 2010, 5:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?
Replies: 50
Views: 32695

Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: lexingtonhe guy with whom I worked had a Ph.D in Particle Physics, worked in a national lab for few years, then worked for Matlab for few years before moving to finance. this sounds like the guy over in the cubicle next door. wait... this sounds like the resume of 100 g...
by deepvalue
April 16th, 2010, 5:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?
Replies: 50
Views: 32695

Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spiderwaspMy background: BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, BE (Hons) in Electrical Engineering, BA in Economic History (yes, a professional student). student yes, professional no. To be professional, you have to be paid for doing it. Any real professional student...
by deepvalue
April 14th, 2010, 2:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Morgan Stanley Desk Strategist interview
Replies: 5
Views: 33748

Morgan Stanley Desk Strategist interview

i have a question -- what does a desk strategist do? is he a desk programmer/developer/quant?
by deepvalue
March 31st, 2010, 4:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replication of hedge funds returns
Replies: 9
Views: 30356

Replication of hedge funds returns

hfr -- this is sooooo 2009.
by deepvalue
March 31st, 2010, 4:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Projects with Academics and Finance Professionals
Replies: 2
Views: 30401

Projects with Academics and Finance Professionals

how much do you pay? that is the key.
by deepvalue
March 31st, 2010, 4:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: will relocating to NYC help the job search a lot?
Replies: 48
Views: 37329

will relocating to NYC help the job search a lot?

if you want to be a quant, you need to continue looking for a job in this field. if you want to eat a burger, you don't first eat a taco because you can't find a burger store, do you? after you eat the taco, you aint gonna have room for a burger.
by deepvalue
March 31st, 2010, 4:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Do publications matter?
Replies: 43
Views: 32084

Do publications matter?

<t>never talk about excuses during an interview. if you bring up an excuse, no matter how good it is, you are recognize as basically a whiner has a good excuse for not doing something. a person who makes excuses during a job interview is surely a f*ck up. an interview is your chance to boast about y...
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