a day in the life

  1. QuantNet

    A Day in the Life of a Market Risk Analyst

    In this article, one of QuantNet members describes a typical day as a market risk analyst in a big financial institution. The author holds an MFE degree. 6:45 am – Alarm clock goes off. The good side is that it’s a Friday and I have a weekend to rest. So I quickly get up, take a quick...
  2. A

    A Day in the Life of an Exotic Derivatives Trader

    The author of this article works as an associate for an investment bank in NYC trading exotic derivatives. The author holds a master degree. 5:30 am: Alarm goes off. Told myself last night that I'd go to the gym downstairs in my building for a quick workout before work today. Not happening...
  3. QuantNet

    A Day in the Life of an Emerging Market Trader

    The author of this article works as a prop trader for a securities firm in an emerging market. With a Bachelor in Engineering, he started out as a financial engineer whose job was to develop VBA applications to back test trading strategies for a senior trader. Three months into the job, the...
  4. Andy Nguyen

    A Day in the Life of a NYU-Poly MFE student

    This is a series of short submissions by students in various MFE programs who share what their day is like. Each day is written by a different student. 8:30am – Ring...Snooze...Ring…Snooze…Ring…Alright, alright am up! 8:30-10:00am – Check mail, messages and get ready for the day ahead...
  5. Andy Nguyen

    A Day in the Life of a Managing Director Market Risk

    In this article, one of Quantnet’s Wall Street Senior Executives describes a typical day in his life as a Managing Director in Market Risk at a bulge bracket investment bank. 06:05 - Wake up, shower, dress 06:10 - Briefly question career choice, think about sleeping in and applying for job...
  6. Andy D.

    A day in the life of a London bank's software contractor

    5:45am - Alarm goes off, time to get up and get ready 6:30am - Head to bus stop 6:40am - Bus to train station. 6:55am - Arrive at train station, purchase coffee. 7:15am - Find seat on train 7:30 (ish) - Train heads off to London - usually read a book or the Economist or similar. 8:30ish - Arrive...
  7. QuantNet

    Baruch MFE A Day in the Life of a Baruch MFE student

    This is series of submissions by students in the Baruch MFE program who share their days. Each day is written by a different student. 2:00 pm - Wake up, bright eyed and busy tailed. Check emails and text messages from my iphone in bed. Check for new course materials/discussions on Quantnet...
  8. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF A day in the life of a CMU MSCF student

    This is a series by students in the CMU MSCF program who shares what their day is like. Each post is written by a different student. If you like to write an article about your day as a quant master student or professional, you can send it to us. Click HERE Since August when I started my...
  9. QuantNet

    A Day in the Life of an Interest Rates Developer

    In this article, one of Quantnet members describes a typical day in his former life as an Interest Rates Developer at a Major Investment Bank (MIB), FO and MO spreadsheets support. He is now employed at another MIB. 4:50 AM - I do not want to wake up, can someone please break this evil clock...
  10. John

    A day in the life of a risk manager (Part I)

    Chapter 1: A day in the life of a risk manager. A great read on what a risk manager in an investment bank does from hour to hour... FOr those of you interested in reading the entire book, there's a copy at NY Science, Industry & Business Library (The same bldg as the CUNY Graduate Center. The...
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