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by tu160
April 3rd, 2012, 12:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advancement Plan Critique Request
Replies: 25
Views: 16764

Career Advancement Plan Critique Request

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2While it is the easiest thing to do, his chances of getting a quant/trader job after that are close to nil unless he is hugely talented as a trader. One reason is that he is already quite old. He would be touching 40 by the time he finishes his masters. And IT r...
by tu160
April 3rd, 2012, 12:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Machine learning for Quant
Replies: 9
Views: 15671

Machine learning for Quant

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: ShaikQuoteOriginally posted by: yuryrquants without even basic statistical modelling skills are abound, especially on the sell side. Any knowledge and a bit of practical experience in ML would give you an unfair advantage and is, therefore, frowned upon...Frowned upon? ...
by tu160
April 3rd, 2012, 12:13 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advancement Plan Critique Request
Replies: 25
Views: 16764

Career Advancement Plan Critique Request

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: uptimeThe Plan:Obtain a Master's degree in Computational Finance by late 2013. To maintain a good work/life balance and enable me to focus 100% of my energy on my studies, I'll quit my job and draw off savings to support my family while in school. Then upon graduation I...
by tu160
February 19th, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 19367

looking to get OUT of finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteEssentially modern society is trying to downplay the importance of hard quantitative skills. All this nerd bashing in media etc... As a result many young people put their intelligence into useless degrees and literally can't pay their bills. I think we have...
by tu160
February 17th, 2012, 9:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 19367

looking to get OUT of finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2Quote Society as a whole has to discuss this problem and find sustainable fix. On another hand if we just bullshiting them with "everyone is special" we just kick the can down the road.What do you mean? Can you elaborate a bit. Was that last comment about "every...
by tu160
February 17th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 19367

looking to get OUT of finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: capafan2QuoteOn another hand the number of broke people with "people skills and big picture" in denial is astonishing. And because of easy availability of credit today they could stay in denial even longer.survivorship bias at play here. Most such people are lost in hop...
by tu160
February 17th, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 19367

looking to get OUT of finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999TU - guys like you will always end up being exploited by the savvy - enjoy sitting around with your cool GPUs, data mining, star drek... It's not like I am really trying to prove anything At some point you have to figure out what is your competitive edge:...
by tu160
February 16th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Working for a broker in algo trading
Replies: 5
Views: 15382

Working for a broker in algo trading

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: yuryralgo trading strategies is basically avoidance of any alpha, while on buy side it is all about capturing alpha... So, yes, it gives a lot of knowledge and experience to work at a broker for a while, but eventually there needs to be a paradigmatic shift to happen......
by tu160
February 16th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: moscow school of econonmics?
Replies: 6
Views: 14985

moscow school of econonmics?

+1 to NES for stat/econometrics skills.
by tu160
February 16th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 19367

looking to get OUT of finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999I'd like to get out of finance too - actually, I'd be happy to never program again. That'd work.Sorry bro, not gonna happen Did you read about singularity and all that? You could move to higher level of coding, like scripting languages, knowledge base lan...
by tu160
September 2nd, 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Do I need to take the new job?
Replies: 18
Views: 22364

Do I need to take the new job?

<t>There is another 'plus' of small salary: if strategy works well, you go to competitor and claim your added value into success... your story sounds less credible.The hiring managers attitude is that if you've been paid uncompetitive salary for several years something is wrong with you. Either your...
by tu160
September 2nd, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of the following would you choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 19592

Which of the following would you choose?

B !
by tu160
May 18th, 2011, 11:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Leave the bank or take risk management position
Replies: 14
Views: 22321

Leave the bank or take risk management position

QuoteOriginally posted by: DiskissIR options. They propose market risk mngt.IR is a new Credit... will be lifeless desert if they keep rates at zero level. Go to risk and find new asset class to study.
by tu160
May 18th, 2011, 1:38 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Leave the bank or take risk management position
Replies: 14
Views: 22321

Leave the bank or take risk management position

What is your asset class?What kind of Risk position do they propose?
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