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    Obtaining an MFE through PhD

    I'll agree with alain and go against Kann and say that it is a very good and sensible idea, if you can do it. Not all programmes grant masters degrees as part of the PhD programme, though, so make sure you do your research. Also beware of the possibility that you enjoy your PhD and want to...
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    London!

    More than that. I'd guess at least £6k for a luxury apartment in that location. Given that bad quality, small, and exortionate housing even in bad areas is one of the main reasons for disliking living in London, I would say that your company shelling out a small fortune for you to live somewhere...
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    The real Wolf of Wall Street

    Stop embarrassing yourself.
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    The real Wolf of Wall Street

    HAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Is day trading a dead end?

    It will be good experience, regardless.
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    Birmingham or Queen Marry

    Neither is good for getting a quant job. Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL. After those 4, odds drop off a cliff.
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    Do you even lift? What are your hobbies outside of the quant world?

    Yes, every person is different but we're all humans, and there is quite a large body of work on training which has shown what is and isn't effective. For natural trainers, isolation exercises are vastly inferior in terms of bang for your buck. Also, you should not vary intensity, load and...
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    Do you even lift? What are your hobbies outside of the quant world?

    I use chins to mean any vertical plane pulling motion. Palm direction doesn't matter. Do what you prefer. Though having your palms parallel and facing each other, in front of your face, will save your shoulders if you intend to lift more than a couple of years.
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    Do you even lift? What are your hobbies outside of the quant world?

    Chin ups. What do americans call chin ups?
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    Do you even lift? What are your hobbies outside of the quant world?

    Cut down on the marathon training. Eat enough food.
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    Do you even lift? What are your hobbies outside of the quant world?

    Ditch the curls and any other isolation exercises. Compound exercises only. Do a full-body workout of Squat, Bench press, Row, Chins, and Military Press 3x per week. Focus on perfect technique.
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    CQF as a prep MFE

    That's some flawed deductive reasoning right there. I never mentioned the intelligence of either cohort. The point is that MFE's and CQF's are mostly signalling degrees. They teach lots of elementary material which anyone with a brain and dedication can learn by themselves. The advanced stuff...
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    CQF as a prep MFE

    What does the CQF aim to achieve? What does an MFE aim to achieve?
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    CQF as a prep MFE

    What is better: a physics degree followed by a physics degree, or a physics degree followed by a physics degree? A CQF and MFE provide the same purpose. Doing both is a pointless waste of time and money.
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    British Postgraduate Options?

    There are 3 maths masters programmes at Imperial that could be suitable. Part III is indeed difficult, when I did it my friends and I had 80% offers if coming from outside Cantab. So even a first is not good enough. There's an applied maths course at Oxford, too.
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