QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaTini, putting this straight (which should explain to you why nobody gave you the answer you requested), the priority goes to those with PhDs from Ivy League, Oxbridge (and than LSE and Imperial), which are far more prestigious than UCL and Warwick. It applies both to finance and post-docs. People with "worse" CVs can get a top job, but they need to work their way to it.What is more, after computer science you will be categorised as a quant developer material and it will be hard for you to even get an interview for a role you want. You have a chance to be considered for a quant or quant-trader job with a PhD in maths.UCL may make a better impression on recruiters (who have no clue), because it has "London" in its name... Quants are a bit biased towards the prestigious uni names (Oxbridge, etc.), but they will look at your CV in more detail, focusing on your skills, accomplishments (PhD subject, publication list, awards, ...) and they will assess your skills during an interview.Thanks for the answer.I got a place also at Oxform and Imperial sadly not funded (so impossible to accept for me since I am not from the UK). Looking around I have found that also people from Warwick and UCL are well regarded (at least in the UK).The PhD at UCL will be in the Computer Science dep but the group I will be work with is full of theoretical physicists (like me) and the skills I will use and develop on the project will be the same I will use at Warwick. So do you really think that just the name Computer Science will block the possibility of a quant trader role?However thanks again.
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