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    Why bankers quit?

    this survey is not about bankers then. who on earth can make 60K or less working on Wall Street?
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    Wall Street new round of layoff

    Lol never seen that video of Sanders ripping apart the worst fed chairman ever mr. Greenspan.
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    Wall Street new round of layoff

    Bernanke and Krugman the first two that come to my mind. Those two have been constantly wrong for the last three years.
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    Wall Street new round of layoff

    *Facepalm* what an ingenious solution....
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    Wall Street new round of layoff

    Abdel, listening to Peter Schiff much?....I mean, too much :))
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    Quant Salaries?

    This is not particularly important. Having degree from a top school may help your CV to stand out and get you a shot at an interview, but to get through an interview for a quant position requires brains, experience, and preparation, which PhD holder from some particular school may not...
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    Quant Salaries?

    I don't know any quants who started as analysts. Also all those people have PhDs. To be honest never met MFE guys in my life lol I am old shool :)
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    Quant Salaries?

    I know nothing about algo / high frequency stuff etc. Derivatives pricing quants make: FO: Associate (0-3 years exp) 90K-120K base, VP (>3 y.) 140K - 180K base. Bonus varies a lot, but usually from 50% to 100%. MO (model val): Associate 80K - 110K base, AVP 110K-130K, VP 130K-170K. Bonus...
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    Are quant jobs fast paced?

    thanks God there is MO :) 8pm I am at home with my family having dinner....and this is after I went to the gym :) ...always crack me up to see emails from FO guys when it's something like 7am or 10pm in their time zone :))
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    Programmer confused about possible career move

    if we are talking about derivatives pricing quants then 1st year quant salary is 50K-60K GBP for middle office (model val), and 65-70K for FO quants. Bonuses are 25%-40% for middle office, 40%-100% for FO. I have no idea what salaries are for algo trading quants etc. are.
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    Programmer confused about possible career move

    he is talking about UK, so it's in pounds. 60K-120K GBP is too high.
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    sure, do the MFE if you can afford it. As I said before supply of MFE graduates way exceeds the...

    sure, do the MFE if you can afford it. As I said before supply of MFE graduates way exceeds the demand for quants out there. So put more emphasis on skills that could be applied somewhere else (pure coding, applied math etc.). This will hedge you against not being able to get a job as a quant...
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    yes, I did phd in maths in US. then got MSc in finance in UK (LSE). regarding finance (quant in...

    yes, I did phd in maths in US. then got MSc in finance in UK (LSE). regarding finance (quant in particular) job market in HK, there is more demand for more senior positions. there are openings, but of course not as much as London/NY.
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