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    How should I choose where to get my PhD in Math to be a quantitative analyst later?

    I get offers from a few Math phd programs in the US and would like to study probability/stochastic calculus and become a quant later. One is a University of Washington on the West Coast (close to California) with lots of people working on probability. One is a Boston University on the East Coast...
  2. Jack Knowd

    For Python Quants Conference - New York, 6th May

    The CQF Institute and The Python Quants are returning to New York to bring you a week of Python for finance in the heart of the city, starting with the Python Bootcamps and concluding with the For Python Quants Conference, the annual event for quant professionals using Python. Stay informed...
  3. D

    From Finance to Quantitative Finance

    Hey! I will soon graduate with a degree in Finance and Investments and I would like to go to University of Glasgow to study MSc. Quantitative Finance. I do not necessarily want to be a quant trader or other things like that, but I have really enjoyed the numerical modules in my undergraduate...
  4. R

    Quantconferences introduction

    Hello, We have launched a new portal Quantconferences.com - a brand new directory for quantitative finance and algorithmic trading conferences. It contains links to majority of quant finance events in one place. Portal offers opportunity to search a detailed list of events: quantconferences...
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    Harvard CSE vs Stanford ICME

    Which one should I go for? Harvard is a one-year program vs Stanford is two-year. I generally prefer Stanford's program as it matches my interest more that the Harvard's one. But you know Harvard is Harvard and it is not often to get offered from Harvard.
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    MFE grad landed in MO

    Coming off a few years working in actuarial science I ended up doing an MFE at a 'target' with the hopes of getting into trading or research at a bank after graduating. I ended up taking a MO type (valuation control) and was initially under the assumption that I would have plenty of...
  7. U

    COMPARE Fordham MQF or Cass MQF ?

    Hi, my Gpa 3.3 Gre Q: 164 I recently got admitted to both Cass Master in Quant. Finance and Fordham MQF. Could you gently advise me about which of the two you'd prefer and why ? (Without Considering Locations, i am indifferent between London and NYC) - also, can you suggest me some other...
  8. T

    Need advice for en engineer looking to become a quant

    Greetings, I've recently decided to enroll in the CFA program and plan on completing all 3 levels eventually. My education consist of a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. Also recently completed a Data Science certificate through Coursera. I have 3 years of experience within the aerospace...
  9. mame_is_me

    Any suggestions for a Junior Risk Quant?

    I've an opportunity to work as a Risk Quant Analyst in a team, which is responsible for market and counterparty credit risk modeling and measurement. There are two months before I start working and I want to make a good impression from the start. So I am wondering: 1) Is there any useful books...
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    Career advice

    Hello community, I am second year in university studying Computer Science.What finance career(with programming language) should I chase, because I am former mathematics olympiad competitor for over 5 years at the highest international level (IMO,Putnam competitions etc.) in other words my...
  11. pinkninja

    From Regulatory Modeling to Capital Market?

    How difficult it is to transfer from Quant Regulatory Modeling to Capital Market Modeling? My background: I have a bachelor's degree in finance and a MFE (not top-tier programs such as CMU or Berkeley). I don't have an excellent GPA; still above average (I had a hard time in MFE given my...
  12. K

    I'm not a math genius. Do I have a shot?

    Some background: current junior undergraduate at a top 50 school (not ivy league), econ major, high 3s GPA. Tl;dr at bottom if you don't want to read all this. I've recently become interested in quant finance as a career but I'm not confident in my prospects for mastering the mathematics. I've...
  13. 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...
  14. Robert C.

    Current PhD. Student Considering the Switch to Quant.

    Hi all, This is my first post here ~ I am hoping that there are experienced quant's or recruiters on this board who could help provide me with some career guidance. I am strongly considering changing career course towards something more lucrative. Let me begin with a quick bio: I...
  15. D

    Quant Straight Out of Undergraduate

    I am starting my undergraduate degree in CS and Math tomorrow, and my intention is to become a quant straight out of ug. I've wanted to be a quant since middle school and since then I have worked on my own trading systems, studied machine learning, read all the latest quant research, worked with...
  16. Jack Knowd

    Quant Insights Conference - London, 30th October.

    Quant Insights is the CQF Institute's first joint conference with partners Wilmott and Wiley. Held in London’s modern financial center, the conference will showcase the latest trends in XVA, technology and modeling techniques. Attend Live (£295) or watch Online (£195) //// Buy your Early Bird...
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    7.7 Trading Wintern London

    Hi, I can't find much about the London winternship. I just finished first year of maths from one of the European universities mentioned on their list of "recent campus visits", applied for the quant trading role at London on a whim and got a first interview scheduled very fast. (Is it normal to...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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