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    Asian Markets

    hi bluechimp, thanks a lot for your reply. No, i'm not as such set to go straight for MD, just used that reference as to show the possibility of fast advance. I generally don't try to lock myself in to anything, as I think that might both be dangerous and also exclude one from interesting...
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    Asian Markets

    I know quite a bit about asian markets, as I've read a lot on the subject and also followed courses at Princeton about it. "become a local" - what does that mean? I'm very open towards new cultures (plus I have an indian fiancee, so in that space I am semi-local), but don't speak a bit hindi or...
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    Asian Markets

    Hi All I heard the head of Morgan Stanleys asia desk in NY say that if you work in asia, you will become MD 5 years faster than in NY/London (more or less). But I was wondering: if you are working for a major investment bank lige MS or GS, what kind of jobs can you get in India/China...
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    Where can I find US Equity Sector data and Indicies

    The Fama&French database have sectoral indices going back to 1926 I think, for free!
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    Paul & Dominic's Guide to Quant Careers Version 2.0 Now Available

    Hmmm, I asked for the guide a while ago, so here we go again: Dominic, can I please have the guide? my email is stassen@c.dk, and I have sent you my CV
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    Hmm, I personally think there are too many buttons - e.g. I think a "futures" button is too much. A division between academic stuff, definition stuff (wiki and the like) and news stuff (bloomberg and the like) would be a good idea, but more than that makes it more complicated I think - a good...
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    I was given 20 minutes the other day to find out 1) what is a recovery lock, 2) how do you price it, 3) what are the potential gains/pitfalls and 4) for which investors would a structure like that make sense, 5) who are the market participants. When the time available is that short, being able...
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    it doesn't seem like you are capturing results from globalderivatives....
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    I would be very impressed if you could make it return something useful on the search "recovery lock"!!! I also tried "double no touch", and got nothing. in both cases a regular google search was better. I don't know if this was the kind of feedback you were looking for, I'm just shooting out...
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    I'm a finance guy, so I can say this without being arrogant. Many finance guys, especially older ones, do not posses a very "diversified knowledge portfolio". If you asked them what "Animal Farm" is about, the would probably say animals. So expecting them to see the alignment between Vega being...
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    Financial Engineering Search Portal

    I just searched for vega, and got hits from marrying in Vegas and Vega hedge fund....:sos:
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    quant lifestyle + quant strategist salary question

    A lot of people at my work go to the gym, so that is definately possible (i do it too). it's all a matter of preferences i guess
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    quant lifestyle + quant strategist salary question

    he shares with his girlfriend, helps a lot of course.
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    Top 7 Books to Read

    I think my list, just skip number 7 then, is good for your purpose - read the notes and the Bjork book, will give you a great intro to mathematical finance, and then you can see if you want to continue!
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    China's Impact

    using regular regressions on inflation is dangerous me thinks. hope you are carefull (guess you are)
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