It boils down to the fact: at the moment are you working or not ?
If not , I would definetly choose the CFA because at the HR level and at the screening process, it is the most recognized. Also it can open doors to other non-quant jobs. It give you a foot in the door option to move to a quant...
I don't disagree with you on this but you are missing the point. You still need to master finance, financial engineering and the "market plumbing" - by the way not teached at any school. Add that up and I think the analogy of the brain surgeon and heart surgery is a valid one !
Hmmm... Not sure where does it end ! When I started in the investment industry, a Bachelor was consider a + and for sure a MBA or CFA was greatly welcome also ! Now you need a financial engineering degree (which Im doing right now part time !) AND an advanced degree in programming ! By the time...
Good morning all !
I am taking interest in algorithm price determination of future contracts. More precisely, algorithm on low volume futures contracts. Any good books or thesis to gain some insights ?