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Recent content by AnoopRN

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    Q Equational Programming Language

    I work with the language on a regular basis. Alain is right, the coding style is very terse and can be disconcerting to the un-initiated. Once you get a hang of it though, it's enjoyable. Excellent choice in case you plan to work with large volumes of tick data/ other time series analytics...
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    MBA? MFE? IB? What am I supposed to do?

    Good read, especially the concluding section.
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    Take unsupported Stony Brook Quantitative Finance PhD position ?

    Ilya, you'll probably need to figure out the details, but consider job options in Asia. A lot of the banks have aggresive plans for growth in the region and given the relatively simple immigration policies, no one would mind relocating you. They pay well too! I wouldn't take up the PhD. without...
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    COMPARE Princeton vs Berkeley

    Congrats Ben - These are amazing achievements. Pick either, you can't go wrong.
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    NYU MathFin

    Decision by e-mail.
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    Student reviewers of MFE programs

    I've read the available reviews. Guys at QN deserve special credit, this is a must read for any and all prospective applicants. I assume you will be accepting more than one review per school ?
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    Interviewed via Skype
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    Which SQL is widely used in finance?

    Not essentially a 'newer' way, but kdb+ is the standard for tick data in a lot of the equity houses.
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    Which SQL is widely used in finance?

    Not the best for low-latency requirements.
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    Christmas and New Year Wishes

    Best wishes for a warm, merry christmas and a prosperous new year.
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    Geoffrey, after 8 years in a non-finance industry, would you be comfortable working in the capital markets ? Given your back-ground, you should be able to land some of the more IT-centric roles with a little effort. If it's the business side of things which you find appealing, I'd suspect that a...
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    Quant Career Track

    Why would analytical skills outweigh management skills? Let's elaborate a bit on what management skills include here - Decision-making, people-management, admin responsibilities, project management etc (in no particular order and in it's most generic form). It's immediately obvious that...
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    Career as a Finance Developer

    By Finance Developer, I assume you mean a role akin to that of a quant developer. Instead, if you are looking at an IT role in the financial domain, given your back-ground, I'm quite sure you can actively start looking out for opportunities to switch now . Of course, you'll need to assimilate...
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    Quant Career Track

    At first, it seemed to me that you made a rash inference, but on second thoughts, I think it's a very different way of looking at things. From what I've seen, the job postings exist (I won't comment on the volume of adds though) because what quants do is fundamental to the capital markets...
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    Quant Career Track

    I'm skeptical about the implication that technical and management skills are mutually exclusive. Quant managers are subject matter experts at heart - I've seen a quant MD respond with great detail and amazing insight to some of the very basic questions concerning a model. And he is amongst the...