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  1. Andy Nguyen

    WSJ: In Battle to Recruit New Quants, Hedge Funds Outpay Banks

    This WSJ article refers the data collected by Baruch MFE graduates.
  2. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the release of our QuantNet 2020 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs, to be available online at 9AM EST on Dec 16th. Please turn on push notification and like this first post so you can instantly get notified when the rankings is live. You can enable the push...
  3. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    This case is of most interest to many of our QuantNet audience here since most of them will need to get OPT for internship and post graduation job opportunities. This case may eliminate the OPT program causing extreme hardship or virtually impossible to get a job after their MFE degree...
  4. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet online course - An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering - Enrollment open

    Dear Friends, The online course An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering: Model-independent relationships vs. Black-Scholes created by Prof. Dan Stefanica and offered by QuantNet will open for enrollment on September 30. The course covers topics directly relevant to quant...
  5. Andy Nguyen

    No finance knowledge needed for quant jobs?

    The article below cites Marcos Lopez de Prado as saying that crowd-sourcing the problem to thousands of data scientist is the way of the future. Do you agree with the premise of this article?
  6. Andy Nguyen

    Prof. Emeritus Mark Rubinstein, financial engineering pioneer, passes away

    Mark Rubinstein, a finance professor emeritus whose work had a profound impact on Wall Street by forever changing how financial assets are created and priced, died May 9 in Tiburon, California. He was 74. Rubinstein, who retired in 2012 after nearly 40 years on the University of California...
  7. Andy Nguyen

    2019 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, 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 on...
  8. Andy Nguyen

    Computer Science major is hot again

    Very interesting read. Let me know what you think of this.
  9. Andy Nguyen

    Top 2019 H1B visa occupations

    The following is list of top 50 H1B visa occupations from myvisajobs. The footnote said data is from 2017 so not sure the accuracy of this but it's not surprising that the majority H1B visa is technical jobs.
  10. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

    Anyone here us a fan of the above show or its spinoff Better Call Saul?
  11. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the release of our QuantNet 2019 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs, to be available online at 9AM EST on Dec 4th. New and improved, the 2019 rankings will include several new programs and focus entirely on US-based programs. Please turn on push notification...
  12. Andy Nguyen

    Toughest Interview Questions

    Not really quant questions but surely you will get these. Hopefully you can make good use out of it.
  13. Andy Nguyen

    Prof. Ken Abbott retiring from Wall Street to join academia

    I have the honor of knowing @Ken Abbott through his valuable contribution to our QuantNet community and met with him through various occasions many years ago. I know that many generations of MFE students from various programs got to know him as well. His posts have inspired and educated many of...
  14. Andy Nguyen

    Let's get QuantNet Facebook page 4000 likes

    I need your help. We are so close to 4,000 likes on Facebook. Currently at 3,904 now. If you haven't liked or followed, please do so. This is a way for us to reach out to more people who may be interested in our field of study and industry. Link here QuantNet Facebook page
  15. Andy Nguyen

    All 2018 MFE Applicants thread

    Hi all, There are various threads of applicants to different programs so I thought it's a good idea to get to know everyone who is applying for Fall/Spring 2018 admission to any MFE/Math Finance/Quant programs. Let's introduce ourselves and get to know one another. We may become future...
  16. Andy Nguyen

    PROGRAMMING: How to build a horse

    Is your experience similar to the below? Courtesy of the guys at How To Build A Horse With Programming (Comic) - Toggl Blog
  17. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet Best-selling Quant Books of 2017

    QuantNet has been compiling the annual list of best-selling quant books our members purchase every year since 2010 (see the best-selling book lists of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). The following list is 20 best-selling quant books of 2017 (both hard-copy and ebooks). The first ever...
  18. Andy Nguyen

    Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel

    This could be interesting. So we can use Python instead of VBA and open realms of opportunity. Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel
  19. Andy Nguyen

    UT Dallas Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management

    Just ran across this program while googling for "financial engineering". Seems to be a new program enrolling students for 2018. I've reached out to them and will share what I learn about it. MS Financial Engineering and Risk Management | Naveen Jindal School of Management @Ken Abbott would love...
  20. Andy Nguyen

    2018 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2018 QuantNet ranking of Financial Engineering, Quantitative Finance masters programs in North America provides detailed information on placement and admission statistics from top programs the region, making it uniquely valuable to the quant finance community at large. The 2018 QuantNet...