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by DominicConnor
September 10th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Equity quant teams comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 3893

Equity quant teams comparison

um, er that's a lot of stuff you're asking for, why ?
by DominicConnor
August 31st, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Economics of Climate Change
Replies: 27
Views: 15750

Economics of Climate Change

<t>India has no shortage of water at all, nor indeed does at the opposite end of the economic spectrum does California.Both have corrupt governments that buy votes through subsidised water use. OK India is more corrupt, but it is the same structure.If water is priced properly by a market rather than...
by DominicConnor
August 30th, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice about getting into quant-style roles
Replies: 17
Views: 6642

Advice about getting into quant-style roles

<t>I coworote the careers bit of the PW FAQ, you've already read it.In some ways CV are like program code...HR parses it for keywords and does a syntax check, you've passed that.What we have now is optimisation and you need to stand out, so it follows at this point that my advice must be generic, bu...
by DominicConnor
August 29th, 2015, 5:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice about getting into quant-style roles
Replies: 17
Views: 6642

Advice about getting into quant-style roles

<t>You are in what I wrote in the careers part of the FAQ as the kissing frogs phase in order to find a prince.Too little data for me to make any solid recommendation, but obviously your resume is OK for HR people, so it is either the interview or the next phase of the filtration that fails you.One ...
by DominicConnor
August 24th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: "The collapse of the .net ecosystem"
Replies: 42
Views: 7805

"The collapse of the .net ecosystem"

<t>Although I have written a formal opinion for The Register that Windows has more yesterdays than tommorrows these things are slow.I also say this about Java, so one must be careful about where to jump and the right time scale to exit.Many argue with me about Java, because they see the truly vast a...
by DominicConnor
August 24th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What sort of maths is needed for algorithmic execution quant developer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

What sort of maths is needed for algorithmic execution quant developer?

Algo exection is heavily driven by market impact modelling, indeed some strategies are based pretty much wholly on this.Jim Gatheral and Dan diBartolomeo have written good stuff on this, search for them and you will see where any holes in your current maths need to be plugged
by DominicConnor
August 22nd, 2015, 2:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4596

Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?

<t>We also need to look at the microstructure of how pay evolves.If you come in at the top of a scale, it is much harder to move up since you have to be promoted up a grade to get into the new band.This isn't just a work performance thing and certainly nothing to do with market forces, but a functio...
by DominicConnor
August 20th, 2015, 10:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4596

Potential employer wants confirmation of current salary?

<t>In general, Hansi is right...It is possible that they want to use the pay slip as part of some internal wrangling and part of the shit you have to put up with in government service is that HR departments are far more powerful yet far less competent than in the private sector.It may be that the ma...
by DominicConnor
August 15th, 2015, 6:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hedge fund IT Intern - worth taking?
Replies: 5
Views: 4391

Hedge fund IT Intern - worth taking?

Are they paying you ?It's not just the money, it is a signal of their estimation of you .As you say database migraton is not sexy and I'm not sure how one becomes "high performing" at it, in order to get hired.
by DominicConnor
August 14th, 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision
Replies: 16
Views: 5565

URGENT SUGGESTION REQUIRED on career decision

It is very rare for the client to demand an answer so quickly, this is an agent trying to bully. Especially in August when things slow down.
by DominicConnor
July 11th, 2015, 1:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should i make a call?
Replies: 3
Views: 4782

Should i make a call?

Certainly a polite and gently enthusiastic letter is worth the effort.A useful analogy for of job hunting is hunting. No hunter ever caught/shot better by getting over excited. You pick a good target, prepare, shoot then reload. Shouting at the bird won't make it easier to hit.
by DominicConnor
July 2nd, 2015, 11:54 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: "The collapse of the .net ecosystem"
Replies: 42
Views: 7805

"The collapse of the .net ecosystem"

<t>He's not just disgruntled he's working for a competitor...The other thing is that programming is now spread over rather more languages and ecosystems.The number of languages you need to reach a given % of jobs has gone up, though that does not itself fully explain the curve.One thing to bear in m...
by DominicConnor
July 2nd, 2015, 11:39 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: HFT in Python?
Replies: 5
Views: 4123

HFT in Python?

It may be the case that in a HFT shop you spend more time in Python than C++ since a large % of the effort is researching and testing, ie stuff where the ratio of programming time to execution time leans more towards speeding up the researcher people not the machine execution time.
by DominicConnor
June 29th, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Post-employment convenant
Replies: 18
Views: 6260

Post-employment convenant

<t>The trick in this is twofold 1: define "competitors", either by name or business sector.2: Keep looking for other jobs, since without an alternative your negotating posture is weak.Be clear that this is a negotiation and if I were your HH I'd be doing that, I trust yours is ?MiloRambaldi, I am no...
by DominicConnor
June 26th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Post-employment convenant
Replies: 18
Views: 6260

Post-employment convenant

<t>katastrofa is wholly wrong when he says these clauses can't be enforced, they can and sometimes are and without more detail it is not possible to know whether it is enforceable or not.Another thing to be clear about...it is not the country that it is signed in that matters.A properly written cont...