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by phil451
September 2nd, 2008, 8:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From Law to Finance, what should be the strategy?
Replies: 39
Views: 53704

From Law to Finance, what should be the strategy?

<t>Further to Dominic's comment. I am just starting the Birkbeck MFE program and there is a month of 3 nightly sessions of courses covering Matrix Algebra and Statistics before the full program starts. These courses finish with two exams and students have to pass these to be allowed onto the course....
by phil451
August 11th, 2008, 8:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What's a Business Analyst ?
Replies: 26
Views: 57275

What's a Business Analyst ?

<t>Hi Dominic,I will champion the case of the BA one last time and then let it go. Much development and support work is moving offshore at the moment. Now, i've sat in conference calls where an impatient trader is trying to transmit his requirements or requests to someone who speaks good English but...
by phil451
August 8th, 2008, 8:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What's a Business Analyst ?
Replies: 26
Views: 57275

What's a Business Analyst ?

<t>There are good and bad BAs. Some are bull.......s who waste a lot of time. However, an experienced and competent BA, who understands business requirements (from front office, product control and finance perspective) and has an appreciation of IT can save a lot of time. Most of my work involves ge...
by phil451
July 28th, 2008, 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Opinions on Canary Wharf area ?
Replies: 20
Views: 54046

Opinions on Canary Wharf area ?

<t>I lived in Canary Wharf when it was still the Isle of Dogs. That was 25 years ago and it used to be a really cool place with abandoned docks and huge open concreted areas with decaying warehouses. In its re-generated form i find it souless and dull with only pre-fabricated night life.I live in So...
by phil451
July 28th, 2008, 10:17 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Birkbeck MSc FE
Replies: 10
Views: 55390

Birkbeck MSc FE

<t>Hi,Thank you for your responses, they have been useful and interesting. In all truthfullness i have a slightly longer and more varied CV then i let on. I spent the first 17 years of my working life as a futures and options broker and then moved into a software house implementing trading systems w...
by phil451
July 23rd, 2008, 9:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Birkbeck MSc FE
Replies: 10
Views: 55390

Birkbeck MSc FE

<t>Hi,I originally posted this query on the general forum but now that i am more familiar with the forum structure i think that it is more appropiate here.I'm enrolling on the Birkbeck part time 2 year MFE in September and wondered if anyone had followed the same course either full time or part time...
by phil451
July 16th, 2008, 9:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Birkbeck MSc in Financial Engineering
Replies: 1
Views: 50948

Birkbeck MSc in Financial Engineering

I'm in the process of applying for the 2 year part MSc in Financial Engineering at Birkbeck starting this September. Has anyone taken the same course and have any opinions?ThanksPhil
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