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This is Navneet Kumar from India.I hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical from Manipal institute of technology,India.I worked as a software engineer in Infosys Technologies Limited for a year.I am currently enrolled for the Masters in Finance program at Stuart School of Business,Illinois.After completion of my course i would like to work for a leading investment banking firm.My hobbies include forex trading,chess & computer gaming.
 
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My name is Yegor, I'm from Moscow, Russia. Graduated from top Russian univeristy - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MSc in "applied mathematics and physics" (been working on numerical methods and computational mathematics), now doing PhD and CFA level 1..and all in for financial engineering :)
 

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Hi all,

My name's Phuoc. I am from VN.
I am a beginner. And my purpose to be a expert financial engineering.
Nice to meet you all!


Kindly regards,
 

crazyraj

In Pursuit of Excellence
HI Quant mammoths

Hi..this is a great community helping to familiarize illiterates of quantfin...
 

StevenBachrach

Rugters MSMF
I'm Steven Bachrach, a Master's student at Rutgers. I will be completing both the MSMF and an MS in Statistics this semester. If anyone has any questions about the program feel free to message me.
 
Community Introduction

Hello all! My name is Cody Meglio and I am an undergraduate at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio triple majoring in accounting, finance, and economics and minoring in math. I currently hold an Associate of Arts degree in the liberal arts and an Associate of Applied Business degree in accounting. I will graduate from Marietta College in 2011 and plan to attend graduate school upon graduation. I'd like to go into securities analysis and ultimately obtain my CFA, but I am unsure of the best root to take to achieve these goals. I am looking into four potential routes so far: MAcc (Masters of Accountancy), MFE (Masters of Financial Economics [at least at Ohio University]), MFE (more commonly accepted Masters of Financial Engineering degree that this forum seems to talk at length about) and MBA. I was hoping to get some guidance from the members of this forum to help me to figure out where I need to go and what I need to do in order to be successful in my chosen career path. I have been working closely with my finance professor (who is currently a CFA level II and a level III candidate and was a financial analyst before he began his academic career) and with the career services office at my college, but I feel that I need to branch out and seek advice from multiple sources. Any and all advice proffered would be much appreciated! Thank you and nice to meet you all, Cody Meglio
 
What shuld I do?

Doug, If the MFE is the wrong route, what grad degree would you suggest? I've basically decided against the MAcc because although accounting is important, I think I'd be better off in an MBA since I want to focus on the finance side of things. I am interested in technical analysis in addition to the fundamentals, but I don't want to go into trading. I talked to the admissions director for the business programs at Kent State and she said that most students were placed in Chicago or New York as traders. I am not at all interested in going into trading. I would much much rather work for regional banks (if any are independent by the time I graduate) and analyze stocks, industries, commodities, etc. on both a fundamental and technical basis. I could see where mathematical models could be employed, but I think you're right in that the MFE may not be the way to go. So, could you offer some suggestions as to what might be a better option for my situation? Thanks, Cody.
 

Sanket Patel

i do stuff
Perhaps an MBA would be more fitting...? Both MFEs (financial economics and financial engineering) are very different from an MBA - the "finance" you learn as an undergrad is more akin to the "finance" you would see in an MBA. As Doug pointed out, if have a keen interest in the CFA and fundamental analysis and such, an MBA is likely a better option.
 

doug reich

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Doug, If the MFE is the wrong route, what grad degree would you suggest? I've basically decided against the MAcc because although accounting is important, I think I'd be better off in an MBA since I want to focus on the finance side of things. I am interested in technical analysis in addition to the fundamentals, but I don't want to go into trading. I talked to the admissions director for the business programs at Kent State and she said that most students were placed in Chicago or New York as traders. I am not at all interested in going into trading. I would much much rather work for regional banks (if any are independent by the time I graduate) and analyze stocks, industries, commodities, etc. on both a fundamental and technical basis. I could see where mathematical models could be employed, but I think you're right in that the MFE may not be the way to go. So, could you offer some suggestions as to what might be a better option for my situation? Thanks, Cody.

Best answer: I don't know the right answer, but I know the wrong one when I see it. :)

Uninformed opinion: MBA or Accountancy. The way to decide is to find some people doing what you want and talk to them.
 
First off, thank you Doug and Sanket.

The CFA is definitely what I'd like to do. Supposedly, Ohio University's Masters in Financial Econ program is "is built upon the Candidate Body of Knowledge, or CBOK™ of the CFA® Program, which is closely tied to up-to-date professional practices in investment management," but I see several Quant and related classes in the cirriculum, which is available here.

I know I don't want to go into accountancy on a full-time basis unless I can't find a job in finance. I don't hate it, but it is just too boring as far as I am concerned. So, a MAcc or MSA or MPA or MTax is of little interest to me unless it would make me more marketable as a finance applicant. I tend to think, from what I am hearing, that an MBA with a concentration in finance is my best best. I still have a couple years to decide (since I won't graduate until 2011), but I'd like to get a solid but flexible plan ASAP. If anyone else would like to weigh in, I'd really appreciate it. In the mean time, I'll try to get in touch with some more CFAs (outside of my undergrad finance professor) to see what they'd prefer in a candidate.

Thanks again,
--Cody
 
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Hello to all
Got lot of feedback by just going through posts. Applying for fall 2009 MFin/MFE program. I have undergrad in physics and masters in comp. sc. Working as software engineer from last 2+ years.

Thanks.
 
First off, thank you Doug and Sanket.

The CFA is definitely what I'd like to do. Supposedly, Ohio University's Masters in Financial Econ program is "is built upon the Candidate Body of Knowledge, or CBOK™ of the CFA® Program, which is closely tied to up-to-date professional practices in investment management," but I see several Quant and related classes in the cirriculum, which is available here.

I know I don't want to go into accountancy on a full-time basis unless I can't find a job in finance. I don't hate it, but it is just too boring as far as I am concerned. So, a MAcc or MSA or MPA or MTax is of little interest to me unless it would make me more marketable as a finance applicant. I tend to think, from what I am hearing, that an MBA with a concentration in finance is my best best. I still have a couple years to decide (since I won't graduate until 2011), but I'd like to get a solid but flexible plan ASAP. If anyone else would like to weigh in, I'd really appreciate it. In the mean time, I'll try to get in touch with some more CFAs (outside of my undergrad finance professor) to see what they'd prefer in a candidate.

Thanks again,
--Cody

From information you have provided here, MBA or a PhD in finance is more suitable.
MFE is not directly related to fundamental analysis. If you feel it is interesting to price CDS or exotic options for example then this would be in the realm of financial engineering.

Also the goal to work in trading is too general. Trading areas are very different in skills, one thing is to work in a flow desk vs prop desk vs algorithmic development/trading etc.
 
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I AM A FIRST YEAR STUDENT OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES FROM DELHI UNIVERSITY(INDIA).I HAVE STARTED MY PREPRATION FOR FRM AND PLAN TO START CFA IN MY FINAL YEAR.I AM EXTREMLY INTERESTED IN HEDGE FUNDS AND EQUITY .I WANT TO KNOW TO KNOW IF MFE OR COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE IS MY CUP OF TEA...AND IF CFA IS ENOUGH TO GET YOU PLACED IN A HEDGE FUND....
THANK YOU
 
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Hello,
my name is Ronaldo, nowadays I am an FX and Interest rates trader in Brazil.
 
Hello from Sunny Southern California!

Currently working in Fixed Income Asset managent firm and looking for a MFE program to further my career.
Quantnet is by far the most infomative quant site I ever came across.

Andy, thank you for your dedication to help the newbies!
 
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