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    I didn't quite stick with the program as class schedules (one per semester) and full time work...

    I didn't quite stick with the program as class schedules (one per semester) and full time work made it difficult to work, so I switched to Statistics and Quantitative modeling in Zicklin. But if you are interested in FE, the undergrad program prepares you really well for it. Good luck.
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    Mr. Madoff and his Ponzi fund

    I am sorry but to kill yourself over a bad investment, better yet - a ponzi scam, is not worth it.. not one bit.
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    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Belated Birthday, Muting!!!
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    MFE Rankings for 2008

    Advanced Trading Ranking of top 10 Quant schools. The Top 10 Quant Schools, According to the Street by Advanced Trading
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    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday-Day, Vladimir. =D>=D>=D>=D>=D>
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    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    For those seeking to learn more about Algo+Electronic trading. This book provides an general overview and is a bit outdated yet informative enough to empower the reader to carry sensible conversations with seasoned professionals. The Complete Guide To order this title, and for more...
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    Article about my Company!

    This is some what good news for those who will be graduating soon..if you have any resumes, send them over to me and I can forward it to HR or the hiring managers. And this should also orientate some folks, especially Dan and Andy, to ITG. ITG Targets Students to Recruit Trading, Technology...
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    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    I will definitely be there. Thanks for the heads up, Vlad.
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    Looking for a summer job shadowing/intern opportunity at hedge fund

    Following up on John's comments, This http://news.efinancialcareers.com/NEWS_ITEM/newsItemId-13143 was just speaking to the job market in Boston. Could be encouraging in your pursuit...
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    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday, Andy! May all your aspirations come true. You have been very helpful to me and the rest of the quantnet community. Please keep up the good work and many, many, more happy B-days to come. Salute!!!
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    Risk Article by Alan Greenspan

    We will never have a perfect model of risk By Alan Greenspan Published: March 16 2008 18:25 | Last updated: March 16 2008 18:25 The current financial crisis in the US is likely to be judged in retrospect as the most wrenching since the end of the second world war. It will end eventually...
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    What was your undergrad major?

    In a Baruch, there's a math w/finance concentration being offered. The bulk of the Mathematics is probability based and applicable to the financial industry. There's also a requirement of taking two finance classes. Principles of finance and Corp Finance | Investment Analysis. See...
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    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    This is definitely going to be an interesting week for New York and the rest of the world. First the Spitzer scandal and resignation tomorrow with Paterson to take over. Bear Stearns fallout, which opened at $54.27 on Friday and now valued at $2 per share (I walk by that glamorous building on my...
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    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    あきのーさん、 おたんじょうび  おめでとう。 =D>=D>=D>=D>=D>
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    CFA vs Quantitative Finance

    I think you are definitely on the right track pursuing a CFA. Sure its a long process but is extremely rewarding at the end. In my company, I noticed that most of the Financial Engineers that don't have a PhD are pursuing a CFA, not a mention lots of folks in the front office. Its seems almost...
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    I know someone who is a Financial Engineering tutor that can help you for $50 p/session. PM me if you want his contact information.
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    Introducing Bernard

    It's a pleasure to finally see you join this community. Prof. H has already been a member for eon. For those interested: I met Prof. Donefer over at my company where he was giving a Capital Markets seminar early last year. We spoke briefly and that's when I found out that he was also affiliated...
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    Financial Times Article on QF.

    <H2>Does not compute: How misfiring quant funds are distorting the markets By Anuj Gangahar Published: December 9 2007 19:59 | Last updated: December 9 2007 19:59 George Pelham-Box, one of the most influential statisticians of the 20th century, once remarked that "essentially all models are...
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    Good Evening to All

    Welcome to QuantNet, Robert. I am also an undergrad in the concentration and seems like we'll see alot of each other next semester as I am also registered for MTH(4320,4110). I haven't taken C# but have programmed in other languages so I am really looking forward to Fundamental Algorithms.
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    Please help me choose between these 2 companies

    Archie, I currently work for ITG as a UNIX Engineer on the production side and coincidently, I built out the order routing platforms for Block Alert. Being at ITG, I can tell you that you will learn a lot about Algo trading, which as Dominic stated below, is a hot skill to have if you want...
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    Tim Sykes - An American hedge Fund

    Tim, Many thanks for taking the time out to share your experiences with us. I wish you the best of luck and waiting for the big news you are releasing Nov 1. 2007.
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    Free book: Careers in Financial Market

    A follow up to Andy's Initial posting. I found that one very enlightening and this edition also carries that torch. The book is located: http://www.efinancialcareers.com/images/fuseads/inhouse/cifm_us.pdf
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    RSVP:Timothy Sykes - "An American Hedge Fund" Talk

    Funny you mention this... I happened to bump into Mr. Sykes 2 days ago, about 2 blocks from my job... and mentioned that he should bring some books to the talk. I am interested in hearing what he has to say, from my few minutes of interacting with him.. he definitely made an impression. Very...
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    How did you know about Quantnet

    One of my colleagues was transferring to our Asia/Pacific office, and at the going away party, while chatting with some folks from client connectivity and algo sales. We talked about the different career paths, and I was really looking for ideas to migrate into a more client facing role, without...
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    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    I would love to participate again so long as it doesn't conflict with my schedule... last time, I attended the fixed income simulation and it was a great learning experience.
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    What was your undergrad major?

    Currently pursuing "Math w/ Finance concentration."
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    Remembering 9/11

    At the bay in Exchange place, Jersey city. One of the thousands watching from the pier dumbfounded and wondering how the first building could have been struck. At that time, I consulted at Merrill Lynch and my commute involved connecting to the path train at the WTC - so i barely missed the...
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    Quant with a groove.

    AUGUST AMBUSH How Market Turmoil Waylaid the 'Quants' Morgan Stanley Star Is Among Those Battered; No Time for Music Now By SCOTT PATTERSON and ANITA RAGHAVAN September 7, 2007; Page A1 Peter Muller, a 43-year-old trader at Morgan Stanley, is used to markets behaving more or less as he...
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    C++ Video Tutorials

    I am a proponent of this idea. I have several things that I can share with the community as well. C++[intro/intermediate/advanced]/ Series 7 exam literature/ SAS for UNIX
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    What are you listening to now ?

    Corrine Bailey Rae - Corrine Bailey Rae 2Pac - All Eyez On ME Papoose - "A Threat and a promise" Clementine - "Greatest hits" Claude Challe - "Buddah Bar" JapanesePodCast101 :D
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    New Quantnet Features List

    Andy, good job on the implementation. really cool!
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    Doubts about Financial Engineering

    Even an MBA is now the least requirement to compete as most have it nowadays. I find that it also behooves the entrant to obtain a CFA, even if you don't get the charter, at least pass all the exams. Not to start an MBA vs. CFA war, but the CFA definitely demonstrates a higher level of...
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    Don't hate on the QUANTS.

    The DOW was down 400 points today and subprime is to be blamed.. but seems like others are pointing fingers at the MATH. Here's an interesting read from Bloomberg. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    I think its all relative to what interests one has. Being a student of financial technology, I would certainly gravitate to literature that's written by industry professionals such as Alex Kuznetsov or Emanuel Derman solely because of their experience within the financial realm. Alex's...
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    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    As anyone read Alex Kuznetsov's book "The complete guide to capital markets for Quantitative Professionals"? A colleague mentioned it to me. The author is a director of proprietary trading technology at CSFB, which developed AES, an award winning algorithmic engine. Amazon: Amazon Online...
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    Regarding the Math Pre-requisites

    Professor Dan Stefanica, isn't MATH 3020 classified as Cal 3. If so, why is it required in the Math/Finance concentration at the undergrad level? Truthfully, I would rather take Business Stat 2 instead if feasible.
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    Dark Algorithms

    Dark Algorithms Solving Fragmentation Issues Broker-dealers are coming out with all flavors of liquidity-seeking dark algorithms to search dark pools and ensure customers are finding hidden liquidity. Printer Friendly Email this Article By Daniel Safarik July 27, 2007 The reports are...
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    Reuter 3000Xtra Workshop

    Many thanks for sharing this information, I just registered for the 7/31@12:30-1:45pm session.
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    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    You don't say Andy, I am currently quantnet'ing from JPN and here's what I got clicking on the link... http://www.google.co.jp/search?q=iPhone+coolest+gadget+of+07&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
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    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    I don't know Andy, i am a big Mac fan but I am not interested in the iPhone just yet. Its usually not prudent to invest in first generation products. I just bought the Treo 755p , http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/treo755p/index.html, about 2 weeks back, at a premium but I trust Palm...
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    Books on Financial Technology

    I have this book, still on chapter 3 however it took a back seat temporarily for Fin 3000 in summer 07, but thus read, it is very informative - talks about history of Monte Carlo and probability, Arbitrage,... from a 10k feet view, trivial but useful stuff. I recently found out that this is...
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    Geek Rap

    Woody, That was forking nice =D>. I like the lines "Its like Im running thunderbird, while you stuck using pine" and "I drop broke a** ... like a modem drops packets. "
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    Morgan Stanley introduces ONE

    Of the financial companies that I worked at, the most brilliant technologists seem to reside at Morgan Stanley ; therefore, I am not flabbergasted when I see articles like this. http://www.tradersmagazine.com/magazine2.cfm?id=1&aid=2816&year=2007
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    Fixed Income Trading Simulation - Beta test Monday May 14 12:45-2:00pm

    Hey Professor, Sorry for the last minute follow up but I do plan attend this tommorrow.
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    New Quantnet members say hi

    Andy, Yuriy, Thanks for your suggestions and guidance, it is really appreciated! The direction that I am looking at going is defiinitely quantative with finance. I initially chose to pursue QMM because of SAS programming, Stocahistic processes and Monte Carlo classes were available within...
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    New Quantnet members say hi

    hi Yuriy, In response to your question, I am assuming that FE == FINANCE and FE != Financial Engineering. I guess the rationale is to position myself in the direction that the Markets are going, ALGO based trading. I also felt that while Finance could be picked up on the side, QMM was much...
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    New Quantnet members say hi

    Hey Quants ! My name is Ikenna Osakwe, I am currently an undergrad at Baruch, with intentions of switching majors from CIS to QMM and minor Japanese. I am also a full time UNIX Engineer for the Investment Technology Group, INC. We specialize in Algorithmic Trading and Strategies, mainly...