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by endian675
September 17th, 2008, 11:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What happens to Lehmans all the massive quant / trading research ????
Replies: 26
Views: 54571

What happens to Lehmans all the massive quant / trading research ????

<r>Hysterically, the guy who was global head of rate technology and analytics at Lehman was formerly the head of quantitative analytics technology at Barclays Capital. I can't preicsely remember whether he jumped or was pushed, but I think it was the former before the latter became inevitable.Althou...
by endian675
September 17th, 2008, 10:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I have come to bury TJ and not to praise him.
Replies: 45
Views: 53462

I have come to bury TJ and not to praise him.

Agreed, his SNR is comically bad. I would rather see the option to ignore people though, as he could easily create a new account if the "TraderJoe" one were blocked. Mind you, I'd also like to see the forums run on a machine more powerful than a Commodore 64. Here's hoping.
by endian675
September 17th, 2008, 10:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Come in to discuss: What the impact of fed's bail-out of AIG? How the US will survive from the crisis? another war?
Replies: 30
Views: 53360

Come in to discuss: What the impact of fed's bail-out of AIG? How the US will survive from the crisis? another war?

I'm going to get myself bailed out by the Fed this afternoon. It's what all the hip kids are doing. Getting bailed out is the new black.
by endian675
September 15th, 2008, 2:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What are the remaining banks with S&T left?
Replies: 4
Views: 49178

What are the remaining banks with S&T left?

At unemployment offices around the world, the Lehman Brothers team is growing
by endian675
September 15th, 2008, 10:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: LSE - Diploma for Graduates in Mathematics
Replies: 10
Views: 53638

LSE - Diploma for Graduates in Mathematics

Depends what you want to do with it. If you want to take your pure maths to not-quite-a-masters-but-pretty-close level then go for it. I doubt it's going to make you Top Quant at your favourite investment bank (if any of those are still solvent by the end of today) but it won't hurt you.
by endian675
September 10th, 2008, 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc (ISIB) @ University of Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 49744

MSc (ISIB) @ University of Reading

Why Reading? As far as I know it's hardly a hotbed of international finance research. Oxford courses are supposedly awesome, Warwick apparently has a good reputation, and the London universities are never a bad bet.
by endian675
August 7th, 2008, 1:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: ITH Article: Financial engineers thrive despite the subprime mess
Replies: 48
Views: 55303

ITH Article: Financial engineers thrive despite the subprime mess

<t>I read this article and was quite annoyed with its tone, attempting to pin the current situation on quants. I am not a quant, but have spent a long time working in banks and with the front office. I know well that once the sales people and structurers have decided that they want to sell a new pro...
by endian675
August 7th, 2008, 12:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PRMIA vs CQF
Replies: 3
Views: 50592

PRMIA vs CQF

It looks like one's about Pricing and one's about Risk. So it depends on whether you want to work in pricing or risk. Neither of them are worth a bean unless you've got an postgrad academic qualification to back it up (in my humble opinion).
by endian675
August 6th, 2008, 8:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Suggested Interview Questions To Ask
Replies: 27
Views: 55288

Suggested Interview Questions To Ask

QuoteFrankly, I like to ask questions as they occur to me, related to the background or not; I like “scruffy” thinkers.Oh yes, that will produce superb results. You might as well just sit there and say "Can you guess what I'm thinking about?".
by endian675
July 31st, 2008, 11:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: House Price Crash in the UK
Replies: 73
Views: 73918

House Price Crash in the UK

That is why Dominic is a pimp rather than a REIT trader
by endian675
July 25th, 2008, 2:50 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: c# book advice
Replies: 6
Views: 52209

c# book advice

The most important C# book by far is "CLR via C#" by Jeffrey Richter. It won't teach you the language, but it does expose precisely what's going on under the covers. Whether that's important depends on whether you're prototyping or building enterprise systems, of course.
by endian675
July 16th, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Birkbeck MSc in Financial Engineering
Replies: 1
Views: 50977

Birkbeck MSc in Financial Engineering

<t>I started the course several years ago, when it was still very focused on economics. I found doing microeconomics tedious, and dropped out after a term. I didn't find the quality of teaching that great, with lecturers on a number of occassions simply not turning up - although sadly the microecon ...
by endian675
July 14th, 2008, 7:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Demand of C++ developers / programmers
Replies: 3
Views: 52362

Demand of C++ developers / programmers

Yup, there's still hiring going on, both contract and perm.
by endian675
July 11th, 2008, 11:23 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Certified Trading System Developer (CTSD)?
Replies: 15
Views: 113599

Certified Trading System Developer (CTSD)?

<t>I had a look at the "sample exams" on their web page, and they are full of crap. The programming questions are almost certainly lifted from a Brainbench test, and anyone who's taken one of those will tell you how useful they are - not very. The "trading strategies" examination is hilarious, the o...
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