QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160QuoteOriginally posted by: alphaalphaPM role was with smaller hedge fund, on the high frequency side of things, so pretty heavy on C++ as well.Oh, they start calling it PM now. I guess it sounds better than prop trader Haha, agreed. My impression is that quant strategist, algorithmic trader, PM, portfolio analyst, researcher, etc. is all pretty much the same, especially at smaller firms. If you develop trading strategies, then you also implement them at least to some extent, which means you're trading, except that it's automated so no one's actually a trader in the traditional sense, etc. The specializations might have more meaning at bigger places.