QuoteOriginally posted by: pb273QuoteOriginally posted by: NorthernJohnQuoteOriginally posted by: pb273I have been interviewing many candidates for quite a few quant roles (for New York) for the last 6 months, and given what I get, I can tell you that out of every 20 guys, 12 are Chinese, 4 are Indians, 2 are Russians/East Europeans and only 1 is French and the remaining 1 is rest of world incl Brits & Americans.That is very different to my experience. In my last few banks, the teams have been rather French heavy. The curent team is 75% French, actually, and this is not a European bank.They are definitely overrepresened, but this is not a huge surprise. In England, the brightest people tend to do science degrees. In France, they tend to be more likely to do a financial course. As quans, in general, need to be both bright and tutored in the subject, this gives them an edge.So, most likely you have been recruited for just being a french by banks already filled with french - but's thats just a conditional probability.What are you talking about? I am not French, and I am not a quant.
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