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  1. voltaire

    FRM?

    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...
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    Our best traders spend a lot of their time pounding away writing code

    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 !
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    Good book on systemic risk

    True in a sense of the book but Candide in French is also an adjective which translate in English to naive... So I should have said I'm not naive !
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    Our best traders spend a lot of their time pounding away writing code

    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...
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    Good book on systemic risk

    and also forget to thx also rockanalyst !
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    Good book on systemic risk

    If someone is interested, a good collection on systemic risk : http://www.nber.org/books/brun11-1
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    Good book on systemic risk

    I'm not Candide ;)
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    Good book on systemic risk

    Merci Ken ! I have put my order in for the book !
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    Good book on systemic risk

    Thx Ken, I'm already reading it. To be more precise something more "quant" related. Mostly model base.
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    Good book on systemic risk

    Good morning, Does anybody have a good book on systemic risk ?
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    What books are you currently reading?

    Fernand Braudel masterpiece : The Wheels of Commerce (Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century -Volume 2) The Wheels of Commerce (Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century -Volume 2)
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    Suggestion on futures price algorithm books or thesis

    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 ? Thx !
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