quant career

  1. Q

    Career in data science or quantitative finance?

    I'm currently considering my future career path..two options - data/business analyst or jobs like quant, portfolio management, risk management. Which one do you think is more promising in the next few years? I get confused because I have been admitted by both the program focusing on data...
  2. M

    So I am 2 months away from getting my MFE. Now what?

    **WARNING long post** I would like to thank everyone on this forum for all the advice they have given me. A few years ago I decided to apply to MFE programs and the help I got here was immensely helpful. There is no way I would have gotten into my choice of school had it not been for the help I...
  3. S

    Software engineer to Quant

    Hi Folks, I did MS in computer science and graduation with Mathematics, Since last 10+ years working as software engineer in C++ technology and worked in the portfolio analysis. Now I want to move in Quant and need suggestion for preparation and any certification which help me in this move...
  4. mortal_man

    Thesis Topic

    I'm a Computer Science grad and current studying Masters in Software Engineering. I want to work as a quant developer, so I'm want my thesis to be something related to quant finance. My supervisor is into Econo-physics, but I think its best I get into the Maths of finance rather than the...
  5. Jeff Scroggs

    NCSU MFM NC State Financial Math Information Session – February 2, 2016

    You are invited! Join us to learn about the Masters of Financial Mathematics at NC State. The depth of understanding provided by NC State prepares students to respond to today’s rapidly evolving economic and financial landscape. This session will be hosted by Dr. Jeff Scroggs, Director. the...
  6. G

    Career path: quant dev contractor or tech lead?

    I'm at the stage in my career where I have 2 years professional coding experience, and need to decide where I want to end up, but I can't decide and need some input from people with experience. I absolutely love coding. I love learning about how a new language or library works, even down to the...
  7. AlexanderMcFarlane

    Quant programming languages of 2016? and GPU-wise: CUDA or OpenCL?

    I'm most likely doing my msc thesis in QCD (HEP phys). I want to chose a relevant programming lang and parallelisation method to quant. I largely have free reign on how I approach the project. I just need a parallel GPU method + high level lang. What are the main industry-standard GPU packages...
  8. AlexanderMcFarlane

    Definitive List of London Quant Deadlines

    Does anyone have a list of the deadlines for all the London IB Quant Programs? I found this link but I have a strong feeling that it's for the more generalist programs... I'm doing an MSc. in Theoretical Physics at the Higgs Centre for TP and like everyone else on the program I'm covered in...
  9. Vanessa Quintero

    Undergraduate looking for advice

    Hello all! So this is my first post. I am a freshman in college and I chose to major in Electrical Engineering, however, I don't know if that is what I would really like to be. I was talking to a fellow friend who is also a Professor that traveled and has experienced a great deal. He had...
  10. Andy Nguyen

    What does it take to get hired by Goldman’s hot ‘strats’ group?

    If you’re someone with a mathematical bent, for whom ‘challenging’ maths questions are elementary and differential equations are fun, there is – allegedly – one place where you’ll feel especially fulfilled in banking: Goldman Sachs’ ‘strats’ Group. All banks have mathematical wizards, but the...
  11. Andy Nguyen

    Quant: A Dangerous Word Frequently Misused and Misunderstood

    Aaron Brown has a fascinating article on the usage of the word "quant". After reading this, you may have second thought about wanting to be called a "quant". Why It Matters Nevertheless, it is possible to prune away some incorrect senses, which come mainly from false etymologies, and to...
  12. Andy Nguyen

    Quant Internship and Graduate recruitment - A Firms List

    The following is a non-exhaustive list of investment banks, quant funds, and financial firms that offer internship and graduate/entry-level opportunities for students in Financial Engineering (MFE) programs. We will extend the list over time as we receive comments and feedback from our members...
  13. Andy Nguyen

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

    QuantNet International Guide to Financial Engineering Programs DOWNLOAD GUIDE FREE QUANT CAREER GUIDES What do quant do ? A guide by Mark Joshi. Download Paul & Dominic's Guide to Quant Careers (see attachment) Paul & Dominic's Guide to Getting a Quant Job (see attachment) Career in Financial...
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