My idea was when Im not in IB(i.e. now) brush up my Maths and get ready with a good foundation. It sounds like most of the people in this forum differ with me for going for a Maths degree because it takes about 4 yrs. Many times what happens is, you may have the certificate by doing 3/6 month course but don't know anything(talking abt someone who do not have previous experience). Also probably that I don't like a short-cut and finding myself incompetent when Im actually in the job. Anyway, I appreciate 3-4 yrs is longerOther thing is, MSc/PhD or equivalent in numerical subject seems to be a MUST for getting into a quant role. How can I do it if at ll I want to do it; a Maths degree may help in this aspect. twofish, Thanks for your sharing your late entry into quant. Could you please share your journey into it a bit more - your qualification, the effort you put in etc. Will be interested to hear more similar stories.Thanks for all your input.PS: like I requested earlier if someone can suggest the books/course/certification for a perfect FOUNDATION for Maths that makes me reasonably confident to go for courses like CQF or similar, that will be really helpful.