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    Dodd-Frank, Volcker, the UK and JPMorgan

    If it is a US bank then I think it will subject to Volcker-Rule, because bank can not prove that no capital from US stakeholders are used in London, so in general they should subject to legislation from Dodd-Frank. Dodd-Frank simply separates investment banking function from doing speculative...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    I will not install MATLAB because of its pricing, besides, I do not own a UNIX version of it. I prefer to use C++ and compile it using g++, since I want to practice C++. But so far, R + IB gateway working perfectly on my server. And maybe I should start practicing C++ by writing some function in...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Does it close the application if you close the NX session? I want to open an java app but I do not want it to be closed upon NX disconnection.
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi you are right. For IT guru, knowledge about finance is at top list, but I am just the opposite, I did finance for undergraduate and Financial Math for MSc. When I try to look for a job involving computing and finance, these skills are somewhat makes me in competitive. I am not bad at...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hey guys, Bingo! I got rstudio server and IB gateway running on the server perfectly. Now I can use R and IB api from a web browser from anywhere. Do you use R for IB trading? Is there any other good way? because R can be slow, Is there any semifinished program for IB api or the only way...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi, VNC looks great. Is there any advantages of NX over VNC?
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Because ubuntu is free under amazon free tier for one year, also, you can not install any distro you want, you can only choose one from the list if Im right. Many packages are easy to obtain using pkg manager such as yum,apt-get etc. Others can be built from source. I mentioned above that it...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hey guys, I found a good way. Just using vnc4server , it will open an clean x11 with a terminal upon connection. I am trying to open IB gateway via java command.
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi All, I have an idea to build and maintain a quant image on EC2 for quant usage, a linux, with all the tools a quant ever needs to perform any quant-related work you want - A dedicated intance for every quant at fingertip when you have an quant idea and want to try it or test it. Any...
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    Does it matter where I do my PhD?

    I looked over some terms on wiki, and I intersected at "abstract algebra". Many references points all of them to abstract algebra, and after a brief reading, it makes some sense to me, it actually trys to give a structure and property of why we can do "A + B = C" by generalize the algebra we...
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    Does it matter where I do my PhD?

    Hey debaters, after reading all your comments. I am really jealous of you guys. You already got the chance to experience the coolest course, why do you so care about how other people see about it? But I recognize one thing, you all try to compare math on a single line, like cambridge is 100 and...
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    Should I leave my current job for MFE?

    Hi, after reading. I think I will shorten your statements in few words, you currently got "high paying" + "routine tasks", you want "challenging work" + "fortune". What you capable is "Math major", "engineering PHD","IT expertise". And you do not want to do "boring coding", and you would like...
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    Paul Wilmott: most quants are stupid

    I think people misunderstood finance as a whole in general. To me, Finance people has two types of value contributing to this world. The people who develop financial products are creating products for us to be able to transfer uncertainties as freely as we want, I call them "engineers", indeed...
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    This is interesting, I tried to output j in in your code, it shows "1" but however it denies to say j equals integer "1". Why is this? Need to dig in my text books. Thanks.
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    Hi, Thanks for bring this up. I did not pay attention to this issue, and I was just assumed it converts double to integer by instinct. I found the following quote from web, I think I was correct, It did convert double to int, not the other way around.
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    Thanks for quick reply guys. I can feel passion from all of you. Just solved my problem1 from euler project. My code looks ugly, but it did the work, I used type conversion to determine integer, I think this is what this project can brought me, you learn different ways to solve problems, this...
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    pew pew thanks, I forgot to mention that I am not a rookie in programming. I possess basic knowledge of C++ from variables, loop, class, contruct, but before advanced topic such as STL. I used to do numerical analysis in matlab, statistics in R. What I am looking for is a efficient way to get...
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    Hi, I am looking for a practical way to develop genuine C++ skills. How can I possibly do this on my own? Get a book from the master reading list, and read all pages and do all examples? Pls ,any idea, plan, agenda, schedule are appreciated. I've just done below so I am good to go: 1...
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    An iphone app for quantnet

    Hi everyone, Has anyone think of making a forum app to read and write quantnet thread on idevice? Since I bet we have many people over qualified here.
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    MSc Fin Math graduated, lookin for PHD or another MS? Where can I get in?

    Hey guys, please give some comments on the strength of my profile, Am I stand the chance to be accepted? I want to apply a top school, How is it considering my current achievement? Thanks.
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    MSc Fin Math graduated, lookin for PHD or another MS? Where can I get in?

    Hey, this is Hao. I just graduated this summer, and currently working for UBS as an offshore operational risk analyst. However, I still want to do a PHD or something else. Please feel free to give your evaluation and recommendations, because Im not quite sure what's best for me. (i.e. which PHD...
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    How to compute this integral numerically ?

    Hey, why not just using rectangal approximation using mid-point or lower-point? I don't see any problem, since most variables are given, so you just need to calculate each integral using rectangle approximation starting from the very inside one. But since X is random variable, you need to run...
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    COMPARE LSE Financial Mathematics VS Imperial Risk and Financial Engineering

    First, congratulations! Those program was one of my top choice but however I did not get in. I am doing Msc Financial Mathematics in exeter right now. IMHO, you do not have to worry about reputation for both, since neither one put you in any disadvantages what so ever, they are top schools...
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    For those who Planning to work at Asia

    To Denis, You are so naive, it seems you know who is going to be famous and who is not. It also seems you know how to identify the future greatest people. You are talking about non-sense, future can not be predicted. Even if you do, they have nothing to do with you even if you are in the US...
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    For those who Planning to work at Asia

    To Denis, I appreciate your overwhelming passion about great great people, and most most genius. I used to be like you. In fact, it is nothing to do with you unless you are one of them. So be practical, not illusionary man. There isn't so much superman-type or glory, magic stuff in this world...
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    For those who Planning to work at Asia

    To Denis, I think your confusion about china is very cute. I guess you will never find the truth unless you try to understand the real work that is going on in China, and do not assuming it with a western system. I grew up in China, I found many things I saw are nothing but confusion and I...
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    For those who Planning to work at Asia

    Just a question? Do you speak Mandarin? As for your question, it does matter a lot in China than in the US. Top school degree certificate will get you a good start job, but you need the abilities to live there before anything else.
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    The financial crisis has brought the world to ground zero in some sense(or in finance industry) or a new beginning of business cycle, no one knows where the right way is. But something is certain, that is we have to make changes. This gives everybody an opportunity to develop new ideas and...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Creative topic is a good point, since my profile may not look as strong as my competitors, but maybe I have a very interesting and practically sound topic that attract some Professors from top schools, who knows. None of the top schools had ever revealed how they select candidates, and I believe...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Thanks for Stephie, I probably will not consider places other than US or UK. Because I already been in the UK for many years and I think I am better off stay in UK or US in terms of career.
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Everybody has a dream. It might just be a dream after all. But I gotta try.:D Maybe I am lucky.
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Yeah. Certainly perception matters. I am currently gathering materials for GRE and start to study it. There are some Profs willing to write me very good LORs if I do well this year on my courses. Just hypothetically, if I graduated distinction, and I obtain a higher than average...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Thanks Connor, I realise that perhaps most important thing is what topics I want to dedicate few years working on and how I am suppose to accomplish it. In the end, it is the intellectual curiosity and your skills that really drive you to get work done,and it is what's on your mind and how...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Thanks for replies. I am currently studying Msc Financial Mathematics at University of Exeter. But unfortunately all my modules are taught and I did not choose any dissertation and research methods. This is mainly because a dissertation module and a research methods module counted for 75...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Thanks for Connor and Andy. For GRE/GMAT, which one should I prepare for? I am thinking of GMAT, because most business schools accept GMAT and I have heard that GRE requires hell lot more vocabulary with respect to GMAT, and to build up vocabulary takes longer time than the marginal skill...
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    Current mathematical finance student seek help for further education advise

    Hi, all. This is Hao. Let me briefly introduce myself. I am currently a Msc mathematical finance student studying at university of Exeter in the UK. I graduated from university of plymouth with first class degree in finance. First class degree is equivalent 3.7 GPA in the US according to...
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