QuoteOriginally posted by: londonerWhat is the best quant role as measured in (intellectual+financial reward)/(work hours+stress+noisy environment)?From what I gather, the optimal quant role under this measure is perhaps the high-end modelling/methodologies role, be it related to pricing or risk. These guys don't have to sit on the noisy trading floor, and get interesting problems to work on. They still need to write codes, but the codes are more like prototype rather than production. Besides, if they take the time to publish their work, they will make a name for themselves, which will be valued in their career down the road. The pay is typically lower than that of front office quants, but is good compared to model validation and other risk roles. What do you think?Sorry dude, but it's a stupid question.
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