QuantNet Best-selling Quant Books of 2013

#1
QuantNet has been compiling the annual list of best-selling quant books our members purchase every year since 2010 (see the best-selling list of 2010, 2011,2012). The following list is 20 best-selling quant books of 2013, compiled from aggregate, anonymously collected data and provided by Amazon with QuantNet tags.

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  1. A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition - Dan Stefanica
  2. Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions - Frederick Mosteller
  3. Solutions Manual - A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition - Dan Stefanica
  4. 150 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Quant Interviews - Dan Stefanica, Rados Radoicic, Tai-Ho Wang
  5. The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals - Alex Kuznetsov
  6. A Practical Guide To Quantitative Finance Interviews - Xinfeng Zhou
  7. Quant Job Interview Questions and Answers (Second edition) - Mark Joshi
  8. My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance - Emanuel Derman
  9. Heard on the Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews - Timothy Crack
  10. Quant Job Interview Questions And Answers - Mark Joshi
  11. Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance - Paul Wilmott
  12. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management - Roger Lowenstein
  13. Stochastic Calculus for Finance I: The Binomial Asset Pricing Model - Steven Shreve
  14. How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite - Richard R. Lindsey, Barry Schachter
  15. Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions - Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  16. C++ Primer Plus (6th Edition) (Developer's Library) - Stephen Prata
  17. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
  18. Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis
  19. Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models (Springer Finance) - Steven Shreve
  20. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package (8th Edition) - John Hull
 
#3
If someone aspires to work for George Soros or Activist Fund such as Carl Ichan, Bill Auckman, what he/she will need to do? How will he/she need to prepare? what is the best step?

Could someone please shed some light on this? Thank you.
 
#5
If someone aspires to work for George Soros or Activist Fund such as Carl Ichan, Bill Auckman, what he/she will need to do? How will he/she need to prepare? what is the best step?

Could someone please shed some light on this? Thank you.
Not sure if there is a manual for this but it seems logical to do a research on the people who work for such firms, study their background and how they get started and moved up the ladder in such firms.
 
#6
@Andy Nguyen Thank you!!!
@Ken Abbott !! Would you mind to shed some light on this? I am sure, you have seen and met lots of people who took this path( went to work for George Soros, or Activist Fund), perhaps your students or coworkers.

What personality traits or abilities set them up in this particular direction?

Thnx
 

msj

Researcher
#7
It's pretty funny that our interview question book is in the list at both 7 and 10...
 
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