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  1. Andy Nguyen

    Chicago MSFM Chicago MSFM (Need an Honest review)

    Hard to get some voluntary reviews. You either see a wave of positive reviews by new members or some rare negative reviews. Most people don't just spend their time sharing a review for the sake of writing a review anymore. Direct way is to reach out to members on the QuantNet Tracker who applied...
  2. Andy Nguyen

    ChatGPT

    https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/wharton-business-daily-podcast/chatgpt-passed-an-mba-exam-whats-next/ Wharton professor Christian Terwiesch said he “fell in love” with ChatGPT after reading its answer to an exam question in his graduate-level operations management course. The...
  3. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    Best of luck. Looking forward to hearing from you.
  4. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    100% agree. I think we have lot of lurkers here and there are lot to be gained collectively if people take initiative and be more open to connect. I'm happy to discuss and work on any idea or initiative you have.
  5. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    When I did my MFE in 2006, lot of my classmates were in their 30s and having different career/background (law/medical/sales/etc) and we all paid our dues going through the grueling process of the MFE. This should give you in some perspective. There are always younger, better candidates but the...
  6. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    Connor, I'd love to see how you go through this journey as this reminds me of what I've gone through almost 20 years ago. There were up and down but it's good to have companies along the way and I'm sure you will find plenty of future classmates or colleagues here.
  7. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    @dstefan is the Director of the Baruch MFE program and author of several books with topics very relevant to all MFE applicants and students. Check it out Financial Engineering Press
  8. Andy Nguyen

    How can I improve my admissions profile and which year should I apply?

    You should have a good shot at Baruch. I've met several students like your profile in the programs. They did well and got a good career in finance. Sometimes, those with untraditional background would stand out and make the best of the MFE degree. I think you should take the QuantNet C++ courses...
  9. Andy Nguyen

    Salary data on Renaissance Hedge Fund jobs

    Almost all quant/dev jobs at RenTech requires strong C++ and Python skills. Anyone with an MFE degree and very strong programming training would have a good chance to land these jobs. Base salary ranges from 120K-220K but the bulk of compensation would be bonus. It would be useful to browse...
  10. Andy Nguyen

    BU MSMFT vs. Emory MAF

    Can you share a list of pro/con of each program that you have learned so far? What info and statistics from them that you have gathered. It would help other members here to provide some idea where to star.
  11. Andy Nguyen

    2023 MFE Admissions Roll Call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied to, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. >>>>>>> Please share...
  12. Andy Nguyen

    MIT MFin Interview Invitation Fall 2023

    Please share your timelines in the Tracker guys. That would help everyone track and compare the data much easier.
  13. Andy Nguyen

    Jane Street Jan 2023 puzzle

    Assign four nonnegative integers to the corners of a square, which we designate the active square. During a step, for each side of the active square, the absolute difference between the numbers on that side’s endpoints is assigned to its midpoint. Then these four new midpoints are connected into...
  14. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We havent got a lot of reviews out of Cornell graduates for a while now. We do have a recent flood of Chicago reviews. I will check to see if we can get more recent Cornell reviews.
  15. Andy Nguyen

    List of UK Financial Engineering Programs

    I see Warwick link going from Financial Mathematics to Mathematical Finance. There is also another Warwick Mathematical Finance program it seems here MSc Mathematical Finance Can you please let me know they are all the same meaning they may have different webpages but essentially Warwick has...
  16. Andy Nguyen

    List of UK Financial Engineering Programs

    Here is a tentative list that I make with names and link to the programs website. Please contribute to this thread with any info. I would love to hear if I miss any program or anything is incorrect. Bayes Business School Mathematical Trading and Finance Bayes Business School Financial...
  17. Andy Nguyen

    Birkbeck Quantitative Finance with Data Science

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/simon-hubbert-46805a3_quantitative-finance-with-data-science-activity-7020713398128529408-K1uZ?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
  18. Andy Nguyen

    Birkbeck Quantitative Finance with Data Science

    This is a new program that will open in Oct 2023. It's a one year FT program or two-year PT program. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/quantitative-finance-with-data-science This MSc Quantitative Finance with Data Science provides you with training in advanced mathematical finance and...
  19. Andy Nguyen

    ChatGPT

    This is the hottest topic right now and it deserves some discussions here. In a very short time, ChatGPT has completely changed the way universities approach how they teach students and how to distinguish between AI generated content vs by students...
  20. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Let's all be professional. While it's great that you are accomplished with everything you stated, it would be really helpful for everyone to be courteous to each other. Each member here potentially would be a future colleague so let's put on our best behavior and help each other out.
  21. Andy Nguyen

    Oxford, Imperial & LSE MCF 2023 Applications

    Please add your application timelines to the Tracker so we can all compare progress and connect with each other. https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  22. Andy Nguyen

    Books

    https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  23. Andy Nguyen

    NYU Tandon MFE Saw enrollment checklist in my application status

    Awesome. Congrats. Please be sure to add your application timelines to the Tracker to help out others. https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  24. Andy Nguyen

    NYU Tandon MFE Saw enrollment checklist in my application status

    Check with them again in a few days via email to have it on record. Let's us know how it goes. Best of luck.
  25. Andy Nguyen

    Rate my profile... please!

    Some programs now waive the GRE test so you may not need to retake it to get the 170 score which is not certain. You may have a bad day taking the test. Expand your program selection to have a few more. Look at the student profiles at these programs. They may have different selection bias so you...
  26. Andy Nguyen

    Relevant Internships

    Good to have: experience in technical roles where quantitative skills or knowledge is utilized. If programming is involved, it's a plus. If you have expose to finance, it's always good. Actuarial and data science are actually good since a lot of programs now offer courses in that area. If you...
  27. Andy Nguyen

    School of Quant: At $29,000, a Public NYC College Outclasses Princeton

    New York’s Baruch College offers a no-frills financial engineering course that’s feeding some of the world’s most elite global trading firms. Princeton has its Gothic spires, MIT its Great Dome. But for a no-frills lesson in 21st-century finance, head to a lackluster high-rise on Manhattan’s...
  28. Andy Nguyen

    Quant interview book update

    If there are newer or more relevant quant interviews books, I would like to know so we can update the list.
  29. Andy Nguyen

    Effective long term preparation strategy quant interviews (6 months+)?

    Take a look at the interview books in my Master Reading List (in my signature) https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  30. Andy Nguyen

    Are MFE/MAFN double applications authorized ?

    You can apply to different programs from the same university as long as they are in different departments. People have reported receiving offers from Courant/Tandon.
  31. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I'm sharing a LinkedIn post from Lars Nielsen, the director of Columbia MAFN program. He posted a month ago about their admission statistics since Covid...
  32. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I can verify that all the ranking data is coming from the programs' directors and staff directly. I have double checked with Columbia MFE as well as other programs to confirm the accuracy of their data after the submission.
  33. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Will let you know if we have something to announce. Hopefully soon.
  34. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2023 QuantNet MFE ranking has been released. Please see the link to the ranking. Please let us know your comments on the 2023 rankings, and things you like to see in future rankings.
  35. Andy Nguyen

    2023 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the QuantNet 2023 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs. The full 2023 QuantNet MFE ranking is here. For comparison, the 2022 QuantNet MFE ranking is here. New in 2023 QuantNet MFE ranking New programs added: Oklahoma State University...
  36. Andy Nguyen

    Please give feedback on my GRE score. I am torn between retaking it or not for top programs

    More programs will waive the GRE tests so you should beef up some other aspects of your profile. How about taking C++ or Python courses and earn the certificates to show them?
  37. Andy Nguyen

    Community College

    Should be fine and an economical way to fill the standard required courses. Sometimes, you can get some good instructors and high quality education there.
  38. Andy Nguyen

    Worthwhile: UChicago MSFM after UChicago undergrad?

    With a guaranteed seat in Chicago MSFM, maybe apply to a few other top programs in our MFE rankings and weigh your options at that point. Chicago, New York all have top shops, hedge funds and some have more specialty in products. Maybe have an eye for a broader market instead of traditional...
  39. Andy Nguyen

    Quant skills at investment banks vs crypto/fintech firms

    Fintech and tech are expanding: the industry seems to look for the “full-stack” quant, someone who is good at coding, but who also has financial intuition and excels at statistics. This new quant is a coding polyglot, able to use Python and R for fast implementation; C++, Java, and JavaScript...
  40. Andy Nguyen

    Fall 2024, Application Cycles

    Non-traditional applicants are usually encouraged, assuming they met all pre-requisites. I met applicants who came from medical, law and they all did well in the program. They bring diverse backgrounds and fresh perspectives. Get all your ducks in a row and there are plenty of time for you to...
  41. Andy Nguyen

    CQF or MFE?

    The links have been updated and fixed.
  42. Andy Nguyen

    How to feature your C++ certificate on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is the leading professional networking hub where companies and recruiters actively seeking out potential employees. C++ skills are in demand and the C++ certificate you earn here shows your ability and determination to successfully master a very challenging technical task. We have...
  43. Andy Nguyen

    data science jobs

    If you can also show an ability to program in Python and have some data science projects using Python. We have a Python course that addresses this need. https://quantnet.com/python/
  44. Andy Nguyen

    Course Number

    Please use CPP as the course code. If they require a number, you can use CPP101.
  45. Andy Nguyen

    Stony Brook Quant Finance Graduate Program

    Prof. Raphael Douady is no longer with the Stony Brook program since Dec 2018 according to his LinkedIn profile. It's a few months after his posts here.
  46. Andy Nguyen

    Blog: Articles on C++11 and Computational Finance (by Daniel J. Duffy)

    Hi, I have updated the pages for the C++ courses changing the text link for the syllabus to say "Course Details". You can click on that link or button above it to get the syllabus PDF. I hope it's easier to find now.
  47. Andy Nguyen

    Understanding the industry and it's many moving parts.

    There are many books, free PDF guides that many of us here have used over the year. Some old members here started with them back in 2006. https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  48. Andy Nguyen

    Illinois MMF program has been discontinued

    It was brought to my attention today that the Mathematical Finance program at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) has been discontinued. I know the people running the program, Prof. Igor Cialenco and Prof. Tomasz Bielecki for over a decade. It was last ranked 25th in the 2020 QuantNet...
  49. Andy Nguyen

    C++ will be used for the next 50-100 years in financial services

    If you're toying with the idea of learning C++ for a job in financial services, drawn by the promise of huge pay but put off by the awareness that it's really not an easy language to earn - particularly compared to Python, Rainer Grimm has a message for you: do it. C++ is deeply embedded in the...
  50. Andy Nguyen

    Information Session - Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering Certificate - Dan Stefanica/Rados Radoicic

    For the first time, a Virtual Information Session on the Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering online certificate will take place on Monday, May 16th, at 9 am EST (New York time). The Intuition-Based Options certificate is centered around interview questions in options...
  51. Andy Nguyen

    Virtual Information Session - C++/Advanced C++ Quantnet/Baruch MFE/Daniel Duffy certificates

    The recording of the Zoom information session was added in the first post. We had a very well attended event given the early hour. Lot of questions in the chat as well as follow up emails. Thank you for your interest and please reach out to me for any question. You can also ask here and we will...
  52. C++/Advanced C++ Quantnet/Baruch MFE/Daniel Duffy certificates

    C++/Advanced C++ Quantnet/Baruch MFE/Daniel Duffy certificates

    April 4th, 2022 - Zoom Information Session
  53. Andy Nguyen

    BU MSMF vs. Bentley MSF

    Bentley is a Finance program. Your question and choices basically boil down to the debate on MFE vs MF programs which you may find relevant discussions and answers from previous discussions. You can search for it using the title search. Here is one to get you started. MSF vs MFE
  54. Andy Nguyen

    Virtual Information Session - C++/Advanced C++ Quantnet/Baruch MFE/Daniel Duffy certificates

    The C++ certificates have helped thousands of students learn in a practical way advanced C++ skills they used at work and in their future education. Dr. Daniel Duffy, the creator of the two certificates, will be on the virtual call, along with Mr. Avi Palley, the teaching assistant coordinator...
  55. Andy Nguyen

    Trends in the Financial Engineering Landscape: An Anderson perspective

    Alysa Turkowitz has over 20 years of experience working at top universities supporting top-ranked graduate programs in the areas of admissions, career services and curricular affairs. While at Columbia, she worked at Columbia Business School, Mailman School of Public Health, and the Graduate...
  56. Andy Nguyen

    Masters in Quantitative Finance

    My guess from the post is that you haven't taken any course that is rigorous enough to prepare you for the quant master programs. The Python courses from those edX/Coursera/etc is very broad (easy). We have a very specialized Python course here that is tailored for someone like you. It's highly...
  57. Andy Nguyen

    2021 MFE admission roll call

    Here go 2022 MFE Admission Roll Call
  58. Andy Nguyen

    2022 MFE Admission Roll Call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied to, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. >>>>>>> Please share...
  59. Andy Nguyen

    Oxford & Imperial MCF 2022 Applications

    Just a quick question to see if everyone in this thread has posted their applications timelines on the Tracker yet? https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  60. Andy Nguyen

    Need your help guys

    Here you go Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students Many of them are free guides and introductory books to get you started.
  61. Andy Nguyen

    RIP Peter Carr

    This is shocking and extremely sad news. I had the privilege of knowing him on a personal level since 2006. I interact with him quite often over the years during his tenure at Bloomberg, NYU Courant and later Tandon MFE. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Peter.
  62. Andy Nguyen

    Oxford & Imperial MCF 2022 Applications

    I'm gathering a master list of UK master quant programs so if you guys have a list of contacts at those programs (director name/email, admin/staff, etc) I'd love to have it.
  63. Andy Nguyen

    Fees Columbia MFE

    The tuition on the QuantNet ranking is provided directly by the programs and it's for the whole duration of the degree, not per year. Some programs have various options on the program duration and you can figure the total cost by credits times fee per credit.
  64. Andy Nguyen

    Oxford & Imperial MCF 2022 Applications

    This is an incomplete list of UK programs I compiled so far. Feel free to add more. School Program (link) Imperial College Business School MS Risk Management and Financial Engineering Imperial College London MS in Mathematics and Finance King’s College London MS Financial Mathematics...
  65. Andy Nguyen

    Oxford & Imperial MCF 2022 Applications

    What other UK programs did you guys apply to? Are there a top 10 or 20 UK programs that are well-known?
  66. Andy Nguyen

    Confused with the Prerequisites for MFE

    The QuantNet C++ certificate would satisfy the programming requirements for MFE programs.
  67. Andy Nguyen

    Columbia MFE Offer received

    Well said. Thanks for encouraging all applicants to do the same. The more data, the better for everyone to get good estimate of offer, reject timelines.
  68. Andy Nguyen

    An interview with Linda Kreitzman and Dan Stefanica

    Go right ahead. It is really good interview so the more people get to watch it, the better.
  69. Andy Nguyen

    An interview with Linda Kreitzman and Dan Stefanica

    We are proud to present an interview with Dr. Kreitzman (UCB MFE) and Dr. Stefanica (Baruch MFE) who have been executive directors of their respective programs since inception. The interview was joined by several alumni of the programs (Cindy Liu/Nikos Rachmanis of Baruch MFE and Trivedi...
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    Andy video album

  71. An interview with Linda Kreitzman (UCB MFE) and Dan Stefanica (Baruch MFE)

    An interview with Linda Kreitzman (UCB MFE) and Dan Stefanica (Baruch MFE)

  72. Andy Nguyen

    Quant interview book update

    We both meant this right? BOOKS FOR QUANT INTERVIEWS 150 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Quant Interviews by Dan Stefanica, Rados Radoicic, Tai-Ho Wang Quant Job Interview Questions And Answers by Mark Joshi Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance by Wilmott Heard on The Street...
  73. Andy Nguyen

    Quant interview book update

    We have a list for the quant interview books here https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  74. Andy Nguyen

    Boston University MSMFT program review-Urgent

    https://quantnet.com/resources/boston-university-mathematical-finance-program.16/ https://quantnet.com/threads/boston-msmft-review.47077/
  75. Andy Nguyen

    Certificate on Linkedin

    LinkedIn stopped providing that level of integration with third-party content providers after they did that with Coursera, etc. Now, a generic link is the option as far as I can find. Also, for privacy reasons, a lot of people are not comfortable having their info readily available for the...
  76. Andy Nguyen

    Five ways to improve quantitative finance curricula

    @Ken Abbott Would love to read your outlook for the skills applicable to our audience. Would be nice to be in the form of an article. The landscape definitely has changed a lot since your last did so.
  77. Andy Nguyen

    An Abundance of Roles for Financial Engineers Besides Finance, Fintech (data science) and More

    By Linda Kreitzman, Executive Director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program at Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering programs’ students have, in my view, a very wide array of job opportunities in front of them, and not just in traditional quantitative finance with roles as strats...
  78. Andy Nguyen

    current MFE student, career advice on e-trading/algo trading/market making

    Programming skill is the key for you to get into this field. Sounds like you can greatly benefit from taking Python or C++. We do offer those so take a look around at the materials of our courses (you can access levels 1, 2 for the C++ course without enrolling). There are plenty of free...
  79. Andy Nguyen

    New to Quantitative Finance

    Welcome to QuantNet. There are plenty you can learn by yourself, either by reading books, learning programming, or taking courses. Here is the list to get you started Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students
  80. Andy Nguyen

    How do you explain your job to your family?

    I used to say that I build programs for a trading desk on Wall Street. Or dumb it down further and say you work for a financial firm to help them make money. You can expand if the audience is genuinely interested.
  81. Andy Nguyen

    Hi All, New to this community, can somebody pls judge my chances of getting into Baruch/UCB? Tks!

    I dont think GRE will be as an important a requirement as in years past due to Covid. Some programs may waive it permanently going forward.
  82. Andy Nguyen

    Hi All, New to this community, can somebody pls judge my chances of getting into Baruch/UCB? Tks!

    Take the Quantnet c++ cert to raise your hard quantitative credential a bit. Apply to both.
  83. Andy Nguyen

    2022 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    JHU now does as well. I have to get a confirmation from the program before I add the mark.
  84. Andy Nguyen

    2022 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    It should be as every single program is STEM.
  85. Andy Nguyen

    2022 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2022 QuantNet ranking is now up and running. For your convenience, the side by side comparison is provided here.
  86. Andy Nguyen

    2022 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the QuantNet 2022 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs. If you are a prospective student looking at programs to apply to, please keep in mind the ongoing challenges and short/long term outlook of each program. The full 2022 QuantNet MFE ranking...
  87. Andy Nguyen

    quantnet 2022 ranking

    2022 QuantNet MFE ranking survey is being submitted by programs. We hope to release it by end of November.
  88. Andy Nguyen

    Coding languages to learn and avoid for technology jobs in banks

    Interesting article from EFC written from the perspective of a managing director in technology at a major Wall Street investment bank. In this, he answers popular questions from students about which programming languages to learn and to avoid. In short, learn Python first, then a second language...
  89. Andy Nguyen

    Options Knowledge Quiz

    You may retake it as many times as you like. You will get new questions and see if you get lucky again. ;)
  90. Andy Nguyen

    Options Knowledge Quiz

    You can keep trying. The pool of question covers other topics that you may find relevant as well. Hopefully, it will help you better execute your options trading. To the moon :)
  91. Andy Nguyen

    Options Knowledge Quiz

    As the US is re-opening, employers are reporting a shortage of qualified employees. This could not be a better time for many of us seeking a career in the finance industry. Whether you are applying for MFE programs, preparing for an internship, or your first job, knowledge of options theory is...
  92. Andy Nguyen

    Pre Read suggested for an Incoming Financial Engineer Candidate

    Time to read up Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students
  93. Andy Nguyen

    2020 MFE admission roll call

    Sure thing. Here it is 2021 MFE admission roll call
  94. Andy Nguyen

    2021 MFE admission roll call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied to, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. Please share details...
  95. Andy Nguyen

    Financial engineering courses for mid career professionals

    Look at our 2021 MFE rankings. All programs ranked there are STEM and FT. https://quantnet.com/mfe-programs-rankings/
  96. Andy Nguyen

    Self studying Risk

    We have a whole section for market risk here https://quantnet.com/forum/risk-management-resources.107/ @Ken Abbott is your man.
  97. Andy Nguyen

    Columbia MFE Columbia MFE 21

    If you guys haven't added your timelines to the Tracker yet, please consider doing us all and me personally a favor and add yours. It will help a great deal. https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  98. Andy Nguyen

    Math background for quant

    You can address the programming part first by taking C++ and Python. We have those courses online here which are taken by thousands of prospective MFE applicants and highly recommended by top programs. Finance and math part, I think you can take extra quantitative courses during your undergrad...
  99. Andy Nguyen

    Get 1st internship

    https://quantnet.com/threads/quant-internship-and-graduate-recruitment-a-firms-list.10000/
  100. Andy Nguyen

    Why banks need C++ developers more than ever

    As banks everywhere look to build up their systematic trading teams as a matter of strategic urgency in the face of competition from electronic market makers like Jane Street and Citadel Securities, a new wave of demand for C++ developers has been unleashed. Justifiably known as one of the most...
  101. Andy Nguyen

    Pasting Daniel's reply here for proper chain of comments. I had mentioned to Devon about my...

    Pasting Daniel's reply here for proper chain of comments. I had mentioned to Devon about my other deadline. I am almost finished now and now we can free resources to get the slides and exercises. The C++17/20 is small compared to C++11. So it is an add in update. The rest of the course is the...
  102. Andy Nguyen

    @APalley

    @APalley
  103. Andy Nguyen

    Fordham MSQF

    Reviews from Fordham are hard to come by. We have only a couple and they are several years old. https://quantnet.com/resources/fordham-university-quantitative-finance-program.22/reviews
  104. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet C++ course for MFE admission

    The tried and true content tailored for future quantitative finance professionals. It's created by Dr. Daniel Duffy upon his years of experience. The awesome and unique TA Avi, who will provide personal feedback on your coding technique. You won't get those anywhere else, free, paid or otherwise.
  105. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet C++ course for MFE admission

    The answer is yes. Many top MFE programs accept this C++ certificate to meet their programming requirement. We have thousands of students over the years and I haven't met one that says otherwise :) On the other hand, taking a programming course in college is easy. You likely will get a passing...
  106. Andy Nguyen

    Remember to use GET300OFF for a discount on the advanced course :)

    Remember to use GET300OFF for a discount on the advanced course :)
  107. Andy Nguyen

    I will check with @APalley on this.

    I will check with @APalley on this.
  108. Andy Nguyen

    Some further questions about the course

    You mentioned basic C++. Our C++ isn't basic C++ so you will learn a ton from a financial application perspective. To bring it to the next level and to be able to get the top C++ dev job, you should take the advanced C++ course. After the first course, you get a good discount for the adv course.
  109. Andy Nguyen

    Some further questions about the course

    Let us know if you still have any question, @lewweihao I would say we have thousands of students over the years and almost everyone gave the course a 5/5 stars with the TA and the forum the most contributing factors to their happiness with the course. Not everyone would write a review but the...
  110. Andy Nguyen

    Consultant on MFE application

    https://quantnet.com/threads/do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-of-mfe-applications.12664/ Billy used to review applications for NYU Courant MFin program. Not sure if he still does.
  111. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    This is true. Retail traders may drive the revolution but there are big players playing both sides of the trade and it's safe to say the biggest win/loss are taken by the biggest players. WSJ has an article about a hedge fund that won 700M on the GME alone...
  112. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Yeah, the truck that rolls downhill "in motion".
  113. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Hinderburg Research, the one that brought down Nikola and its CEO. This should be interesting.
  114. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    What are your expiration on those calls?
  115. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    If anything, I think this is a unique opportunity for more people to learn about complex financial products like options, hedging, shorting, margin, etc. The barrier to more people using such tools has been the perceived complexity and with social media, trading apps and finance forums where you...
  116. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    There is a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) in the media driven by the short interest to distract people from buying GME. Such as an article saying GS warns there will be a systemic risk to the global market if short-driven hedge funds go bankrupt. Go figure. Robinhood is allowing...
  117. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    The money is real. You can't fake it with the reddit crowd and he has been doing it from day one. His gain is huge but many others have several million dollars gain.
  118. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Preordered this book and can't wait to read it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062979973/
  119. Andy Nguyen

    Alternative UK Quant Programs

    What is your list of the top UK programs? I'm curious to see if we cover all of them or there is any new program we are not aware of.
  120. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    It will be up to SEC to decide but from what I've seen so far, it's hard to say anything done illegally. A bunch of millennials, Robinhood retail traders decide to buy up a stock that is being shorted by many sophisticated big money funds. As a result, many of those shorts took a loss of several...
  121. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Has anyone followed the event relating to GME the last few weeks? Or better yet, participated in (and gaining from)? It's very interesting time for sure. You certainly can't model it.
  122. Andy Nguyen

    Wristwatch

    No Tesla?
  123. Andy Nguyen

    Wristwatch

    Interesting thread. I haven't worn a watch since I got my first phone in the 90s. It's just something I need to tell time for me and I understand some who are into watches like previous posters mention. And if you are into it, you are likely to buy many of them. I have a friend who orders a...
  124. Andy Nguyen

    The Queen's Gambit

    Watched it in one seating. Great story line and acting. One of the best Netflix shows I've seen recently.
  125. Andy Nguyen

    List of Wall Street themed movies

    Does anyone want to add some new interesting movies to this list?
  126. Andy Nguyen

    Algorithmic trading or model validation

    There are a few "A day in the life of" articles on the homepage which give you some sense of daily duty.
  127. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Yes, Cornell MFE is STEM. The ranking has been updated after I got the confirmation from the director today. Only 2 other unranked programs that are still waiting to be confirmed. I suspect they are but will wait for their answer.
  128. Andy Nguyen

    6 months unemployed

    It's a PDF file. http://d36av5f9zaworl.cloudfront.net/QuantNetGuide.pdf Page 65
  129. Andy Nguyen

    6 months unemployed

    We have a QuantNet guide here Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students Download it at the top, there is an article by Ellen Reeves that you may find some pointers to when finding a job. She coached many MFE students and well versed in the space.
  130. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/judge-throws-out-trump-rules-limiting-skilled-worker-visas-n1249615
  131. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    I already contacted the Cornell program's director and should get a reply soon. I suspect most, if not all programs in the 2021 rankings are STEM designated. Many just put up the explicit info after I contacted them.
  132. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    Glad to help @cheryn I reached out to the directors of the programs I couldn't find the info online. I updated the rankings page after the written confirmation and will update this when they update and provide the link.
  133. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    I'm going to add a STEM designation on our annual MFE rankings for programs qualified as such. It will be updated as soon as I can link to their respective official declaration. Baruch MFE CMU MSCF UCB MFE UCLA MFE Princeton MFin Chicago MSMF Lehigh MFE Illinois MSFE CGU MFE NYU Courant...
  134. Andy Nguyen

    Buy Side vs Sell Side quant trading internship?

    BB = Bulge bracket which refers to the biggest banks, financial institutions. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulge_bracket
  135. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    Normally, programs under Math dept are STEM. So Baruch is. NYU is. Others are too but I need to double check.
  136. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Do I stand a chance at CMU MSCF?

    Go to Applications and filter by CMU and accepted results. You will get a list of profiles which you can compare yours to.
  137. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I posted screenshots of 2021 ranking (left) vs 2020 ranking (right) for you guys to dig in and do your usual analysis.
  138. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    https://quantnet.com/threads/mfe-in-texas.10669/
  139. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    They did not participate this year but probably will again in the future.
  140. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2021 Quantnet ranking is up.
  141. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    It looks like you are in the Asian timezone. I updated it to use UTC offset timezone. Hopefully, it will show it correctly for you.
  142. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    When the countdown on the top reaches 0.
  143. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    You will get permission to see the 2021 ranking at that time :)
  144. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the QuantNet 2021 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs. Released during the covid pandemic, the 2021 rankings reflect the great difficulties and challenges many programs face. The pandemic's adverse effects are most evident in the huge drop in...
  145. Andy Nguyen

    Python course testimonial

    The following are testimonials by students who recently completed the "Python for finance with intro to data science" online course. If you have questions, ask here and they are more than willing to answer.
  146. Andy Nguyen

    Recommendation on QN courses

    I would say take both, C++ first and then Python to maximize your opportunities for career advancement. C++ is a very solid foundation that you can use to build Python on. Many students completed the course faster than the allocated time. Once you complete it, you will be amazed of how much your...
  147. Andy Nguyen

    I did bad in introductory level computer programming, does it hurt?

    Yes, you will get a certificate of completion.
  148. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Got this one from Amazon a few days ago and just started on it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1328662233/
  149. Andy Nguyen

    How old are you guys + Some much needed advice

    Age should not be a problem. Skillsets and things you would bring to the table are the main priority. Age has always been something people coming into this field are concerned with. It has been asked every year. You can search for "age" in the title and a bunch will come up...
  150. Andy Nguyen

    VERY URGENT! PLEASE HELP IN DECIDING!

    Send 2 and in your application you can mention the other Q score. Realistically, the difference between 169 and 170 is very small so no program will reject you because you didn't have a perfect Q score.
  151. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    Do it. When Elon Musk asked his staff in California where you like to live, the majority chose Austin. That's where they are building a new Giga factory. I drove to Austin a few times and it's a pretty nice area to live, young, liberal and hip. People compare it the next Silicon Valley for a...
  152. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    @MLV Great post. Nice to see posts from a seasoned ex-MFE professional here. I share similar experience. Lived in NYC for almost 20 years, with last 2 years in Forest Hills before moving out of the big Apple. I live in Katy, TX for a few years now. Hello from another NY transplant living in...
  153. Andy Nguyen

    Andy with a new profile picture

    And the price today exactly doubled when you asked this 6 months ago. Go TSLA!
  154. Andy Nguyen

    Quantitative Interview questions and answers

    Click on the Insert Math f(x) icon on the editor to enter math/latex.
  155. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    Of all the gloom and doom posts by @bigbadwolf over the years he's been here, I think he is right for once. NYC is powered by finance industry, tourism and people who come to the city everyday to work, study and live. When tourism is shut down, companies realizing they can have employees work...
  156. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Prequisites

    The reason why C++ is used as a filter for MFE admission is because it's a hard language and it will prepare you well for interviews and actual work on Wall Street. Lot of programs on Wall Street is still used C++ and that's why C++ knowledge is valuable. Some programs might accept Java/Python...
  157. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Testing the new GIF feature :)
  158. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    I got notifications on the app just fine (look at my second screenshot). I believe Apple still close off their app ecosystem so PWA is not fully supported by them yet.
  159. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    How is it working out? Getting any notice through the app?
  160. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Both Android and iOS. Just different method to install on iOS.
  161. Andy Nguyen

    Cracking the Finance Quant Interview: 51 Interview Questions and Solutions

    Can you post some sample questions here @jeanpeyre ?
  162. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Can you try the method I just posted above for Iphone?
  163. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    On your iPhone, using Safari, go to quantnet and share/add to home screen in Safari. Can you try that and let me know. I don't have iPhone to test.
  164. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    @MichaelLewis @ShailP What phone do you use? Can you open our site with Chrome browser on your phone to see that option?
  165. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    As we work to modernize our platform and create a better experience for our users, I like to invite you all to try out the QuantNet app. It is a PWA (progressive web app) that you can add to your mobile homepage like a native app. On a desktop device, you can install it via the browser and add...
  166. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    I'm curious to see your strategy to get to that 5M mark given your long horizon. I hope you got a bunch of TSLA stuffed somewhere.
  167. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    That is correct. All the big firms have a compliance dept where you have to get approval for any personal trading activities. It may be easy to get an OK to buy and hold a blue chip stock. It may be another story if you want to short or any other complex trading. This is why you may not see many...
  168. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    I'm sure many of QuantNet members have a 10+ years experience post MFE degree. I wonder if any of you guys have a personal investment portfolio that is appreciated enough that they are thinking of retirement in the next 5, 10 years? @IntoDarkness
  169. Andy Nguyen

    Username change request thread

    User name change can now done via your account https://quantnet.com/account/account-details
  170. Andy Nguyen

    Projects in C++

    Pretty impressive progress on the C++ program @danishdanish We at QuantNet were actually planning to host a collaborate/brainstorming area here that accessible to all C++ graduates. We have a pretty big number of the C++ alumni that are now working in the industry worldwide so I'm sure with...
  171. Andy Nguyen

    Retaking Certificate

    Final exam is given once. You should be only concerned with whether to earn a distinction at that level. In a rare case that you fail, you can re-enroll to take the final again.
  172. Andy Nguyen

    C++ for FE

    You can only take the final once. In our experience with thousands of enrolled students, it is rare that someone that has advanced to the final exam will fail it. It is accumulative of all the levels prior to it.
  173. Andy Nguyen

    Advanced Calculus or Numerical Linear Algebra

    @APalley who is a current practitioner with years of industry experience. I'm sure you are familiar with his exceptional guidance as TA for the C++ courses.
  174. Andy Nguyen

    Advanced Calculus or Numerical Linear Algebra

    Quantnet now offers an online Python course as well :) Would love to hear about the kind of Python projects you do at CMU and the level of knowledge expected there.
  175. Andy Nguyen

    Submitting HW for Levels 1 and 2 prior to Enrolling

    Hey Dexter, Thank you for your interest in the course. Gotta applaud your effort to do the work in earnest. At the moment, the DROPBOX where you submit your HW is only accessible to enrolled students. That said, once you enroll, you will get instructions on how to properly format and submit your...
  176. Andy Nguyen

    Will the course teach good software principles that are often neglected by Python users?

    https://quantnet.com/python/ Please sign up here and i will reach out to you when we open it to the public. It is only available to our invitees at the moment. Thanks for the interest, @cihigne
  177. Andy Nguyen

    List of every program in US or Canada?

    If we don't list them, chances are very few people applying there. https://quantnet.com/tracker/ https://quantnet.com/resources/
  178. Andy Nguyen

    Some new rules (International Students)

    Now, the scramble is on for every school and programs to deal with this mess. I thought we dodged the bullet recently with the recently H1-B/OPT executive order but now it's another thing to worry about. It's election year so wouldn't be surprised that it's political motivated.
  179. Andy Nguyen

    Some new rules (International Students)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/ice-tells-foreign-students-leave-u-s-if-their-school-n1233026
  180. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    Looks like the OPT/CPT is not affected by this so great news for many students on F1 visa.
  181. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    Off the books you are interested in, just get the latest version.
  182. Andy Nguyen

    Becoming a quant

    Very excited to hear this great news, especially during this challenging time. Be sure to keep us updated on what you doing. I still remember all the new stuff I learned during my first job.
  183. Andy Nguyen

    How many videos?

    Here is a list of video and time for each level. You should have no problem doing it this quicker than someone without a CS background. Good luck and see you soon. https://quantnet.com/threads/faq-c-for-financial-engineering-online-course.7376/#post-90019
  184. Andy Nguyen

    Request for market swaptions volatility

    @Ken Abbott Do you know any data source for this? Thanks
  185. Andy Nguyen

    Joining MFE during Covid-19 pandemic

    California State University (largest public 4 year university system in the US) announced that they will not hold class on campus this Fall. This probably be the same for colleges in other states as well. Not sure how this will play out for the international students...
  186. Andy Nguyen

    We Need Your Help

    Cool ideal We also need to think of how to call graduates of the advanced C++ course. I'm going to throw something out here. Shifu (in Mandarin) or Sifu (Cantonese) means a skilled person or master. Maybe we can call Cfu :)
  187. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    They asked to be included. They were invited to participate in the latest ranking but did not provide any data.
  188. Andy Nguyen

    Doing the course while working/Studying

    Hi @willmlee You can start it anytime and have full control over how fast/slow you can use your 16 weeks to complete the course. Many have finished it in 6 week or less but most would use the full 16 weeks. Some have never completed. It's 100% up to each person time and level of commitment...
  189. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Reminds me of a meme I see online "The whole pandemic stay-at-home order is just live slowly for the wealthy but die slowly for the poor."
  190. Andy Nguyen

    UCHICAGO

    https://quantnet.com/tracker/?program_id=11&result=accepted&order=application_updated&direction=desc Those with a yellow star indicates that they are joining the the program.
  191. Andy Nguyen

    Joining MFE during Covid-19 pandemic

    Students at the University of Chicago are organizing a tuition strike, threatening to withhold their payments for the spring quarter if the school doesn’t give them a hefty discount. That cry is being heard on other campuses as well, as students complain that online classes don’t measure up to...
  192. Andy Nguyen

    Access to Homework Question Forum pages

    @aporto Let me know if you can now access level 1 and subsequently level 2.
  193. Andy Nguyen

    Datasim course recognition for Baruch MFE

    I hope after this pandemic is over, people would get conditioned to take and accept online courses. In many cases, the quality of online courses are much better, more convenient for students and teachers. This is specially true for technical courses such as programming, math, etc.
  194. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    NY State Unemployment System is overload due to antique system built on mainframe back in the 70-80s. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/nyregion/coronavirus-ny-unemployment-benefits.html
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