QuoteOriginally posted by: jfuquaDoes Russia or any of the other former Soviet Union countries, or China [excluding Hong Kong] have programs in mathematical finance at either the MS or PhD level ? Of all the quants I know or know about, those from the above all have mathematics or physics degrees [a few with CS degrees]. My experience has been that in the U.S. [excluding second or older generation Americans born], 35%+ of quants are from Russia, former Soviet Union or eastern european countries; 20-30% Chinese; 10% German; <5% Indian. The only French quants I dealt with were from Murex. With academics who have at least 20% of their work devoted to mathematical finance, [again excluding second or older generation American born] Germans, Indians and French would all increase their proportions but still Russian/former Soviet/eastern European and Chinese still the largest percents.Two of the courses I gave recently had the following makeup:1st (16 students): 9 Chinese, 4 Indian, 2 Greek, 1 Ukraine2nd (11 students): 7 Chinese, and other nationalitiesThe former Soviet Union has many mathematicians and physicists so it is logical that they might wish to work in this area.
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