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Issues when considering a quantitative trading/finance firm

I have an upcoming quantitative trading interview (prop desk at a large bank), and I would like to have some good questions to ask about the group. However, I am changing fields from academia and I do ...
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Could banks move to continuous (rather than overnight) funding?

The dominant frequencies for Money Market and FX instruments were 6m and 3m for a long time, and banks slowly moved to commercial trades at those frequencies but funding overnight. If this is a step ...
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Where can I find data on the interbank lending market?

Where can I find disaggregated interbank lending data (i.e. bank A lends to bank B x money at y rate)? I could only find data on interest rates. I would accept LIBOR market data as well as any ...
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Why banks borrow from each other

I was reading on the topic, and would like to be sure that my understanding is correct. For the benchmark I would consider American banking system as I've mostly used sources such as FRS and Federal ...
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What is the role of Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) desks in investment banks?

What does a CVA (Credit Valuation Adjustment) desk do, and how are its activities different from other trading desks? Can you work as a quant for a CVA desk and consider your role "front office"?
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How does US banks ensure that other country's banks aren't counterfeiting USD?

I have had this question for a long time. For example, if I wire 50M USD from China to the US, does the Chinese bank physically deliver 50M USD cash to the US bank? or is it just changing a number in ...
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How does currency valuation depend on the cash reserve ratio for a country?

Currency valuation (with respect to other currencies) is an important parameter in finance, but how is it related to the cash reserve ratio?
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Best sources for worldwide balance sheet data?

I’m interested in databases with quarterly balance sheet data of the financial sector. I’m aware of the following datasets: -Compustat -Compustat Global -Bankscope Can someone point out other ...
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What are current interest rates on senior/junior/mezzanine loans for e.g. real estate developers?

For a case study I have to work on for a university course, about a real-estate-development project, I need to simulate the financing with different proportions of equity (40%), senior loan (35%), ...
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What is a standard credit default swap contract and where can I find spread data? What alternatives exist to judge creditworthiness?

I'm doing some work for a company and one of my tasks is to research credit default swaps on banks and to write a page about them explaining what they are and how they're used to evaluate the banks' ...
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Questions related to the banking crisis during the European sovereign debt crisis

I am studying the European Sovereign Debt crisis and I have the following questions which I am struggling to find examples for: 1) I have heard that during the sovereign debt crisis, European ...
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Data on banks’ leverage

Does someone know free resources to estimate the leverage of the banking and financial sector at an aggregate level? In particular I would be interested in something like Federal Reserve’s Flow of ...
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Forex for currency exchange [closed]

Does it make sense (financially) to use Forex broker to exchange large amounts of money from one currency to another as opposed to traditional banking exchange? Doesn't broker usually require to ...
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Foreclosure Implications on CMO Cash Flows

I have a simple homework project where I am to create some models to value a CMO. Please make any simplifying assumptions necessary to provide an answer. Prepayment is simple to account for. This ...
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Historical list of Primary Dealers in Europe

I would be interested in a list of all the banks and financial institutions that have been Primary Dealers in the European Union from the 1980s until today. For a current list you can check this pdf ...