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edobene
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September 3rd, 2008, 5:10 pm

hi, I'm an italian student.I'm looking for a postgraduate in London or another course.I have selected 3 possibilitis:1- City University London : Mathematical Trading and Finance MSc or Financial Mathematics MSc2- Birbeck University: Financial Engineering3- CQf of 7City by Paul WilmottPlease help me, I'm a little bit confuse.Thanks
 
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September 4th, 2008, 7:34 am

Don't go to City University, TJ is studying there!
 
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September 4th, 2008, 7:49 am

Dont you mean "loitering" ?
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September 4th, 2008, 7:52 am

I have just started the part time MFE at Birkbeck. It's to early to give an opinion as i have only attended two lectures so far and they have been introductory lessons on Matrix Algebra (which is straightforward and i know inside out from my undergraduate days). I chose the Birkbeck course because it was recommended to me by the desk quants at the investment bank where i work.
 
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September 4th, 2008, 8:35 am

Looks like you have already ruled out some other london colleges like Imperial, LSE and KCL. Are you looking for only part time courses?I have just started the part time MFE at Birkbeck as well. The feedback I've had ( from past students working in the same investment bank) has been positive. This course is run by school of Economics, maths and stats, so also includes an econometrics course.
 
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September 4th, 2008, 12:56 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelDont you mean "loitering" ?supposedly you can find him in the bathrooms most days
 
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September 4th, 2008, 1:41 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelDont you mean "loitering" ?supposedly you can find him in the bathrooms most daysis that becuase cleanliness is next to godliness ?
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September 6th, 2008, 3:46 pm

I thought TJ was a quant in a bank. Is he really just a student?
 
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September 6th, 2008, 8:48 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: YuraI thought TJ was a quant in a bank. Is he really just a student?TJ is all things to all men (and women)
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September 7th, 2008, 7:05 pm

There is a part time Finance MSc from LSE
 
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September 8th, 2008, 10:47 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: YuraI thought TJ was a quant in a bank.That's the funniest thing I've read all year!
 
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September 8th, 2008, 12:33 pm

I was thinking of doing this MSc Financial Engineering as well (PT)....but 15k for BBK, given the market conditions...I have since changed my mind and now starting the MSc Applied Stats & Stochastic Modelling from the same school but paying 2500...I figured looking at the course contents from LSE/IC/Oxford/Kings ...that I am going to cover almost most of the important Maths, I need to learn and also choose couple of modules in the second year from other Colleges or another course...why pay 15k ???Especially beacause I want to embark on a PhD after this...so "edobene"...IMO:1) What is best for you depends on what you want to do after this MSc ...if you want to get into FO and do some trading or RM or be a junior level model validation person or quant IT person....straight away ...then probably LSE/IC and Oxford will give you that standing Kings and BBK I dont think are that well recognised...2) If you want to do a PhD and do not have enough maths background BBK and also money is a constraint....BBK is a good entry point and is cheapest of all the London places offereing MFE...also a good MSc app maths from IC or UCL or LSE might help...3) If you wat to do a PhD and money is no problem I will advise go and do it with the top ones....4) IMO after talking to Mr P Wilmott in person in one of the CQF info sessions he proposed that for a PhD in FE ...USA is probably slightly better...mind you though that it will take 5 yrs ...thats what "I" think....
 
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September 9th, 2008, 12:03 am

Having just returned from holiday ...dave angelyuramigalleypoopsWe need to talk.
 
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September 9th, 2008, 12:45 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeHaving just returned from holiday ...Do you mean there was break between semesters in college?
 
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September 11th, 2008, 7:45 pm

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