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Thursday, April 06, 2006Hiring the Next Generation of Quants
Here is a good article from FinanceTech regarding the acceleration of 'quant' hiring by Wall Street firms. Check out the following:
""As quantitative trading strategies continue to dominate the financial
For those who don't know, a quant is an investment professional that uses complicated mathematics to model financial markets.
I remember a talk I had with one of my finance professors last year. We were discussing UCONN's MSc program in Applied Financial Mathematics. He was convinced that an MSc in Finance was for "research only." I don't think he could have been more wrong. The trend towards quants is not only here to stay, but I think it will be growing exponentially.
My advice to anyone thinking of getting into the investment field, do your undergrad in a 'hard science,' and get a quantitative MSc. Forget an MBA, an MSc in Finance will take half the time and it's worth twice as much.
Here is a great list of finance MSc programs.