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How do you translate your years of quant modeling experience into 'data science' experience?

Here's a current listing for a hedge fund quant (emphasis mine): Aid with data curation, data clean up and the buildout of models that will enable the team to identify data driven investment ...
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Is it necessary to enter quantitative finance directly after a PhD or is taking time out to 'study up' considered acceptable? [closed]

I will graduate with an applied mathematics PhD within the next few months. My research has been on mathematical/numerical methods for waves in liquids and gas. I have received unsolicited emails ...
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Types of programming languages used for optimization in finance

I'm currently taking graduate finance courses, and wish to pursue a career in finance - in particular $\textbf{optimization in finance}$. To date, I've only been taught the GAMS programming language (...
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Financial economics vs finance [closed]

What is the difference between financial economics and finance? How does affect career options as well as academic opportunities?
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Long term career trajectories of quants [closed]

Every year a place like Goldman Sachs hires dozens of new strategists (quants) and the same can be said about many other firms. Some of those quants become managing directors and are set for life. But ...
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Risk Manager must-know list

What are the products, concepts, and models a risk manager must know? I'm not looking for an exhaustive list, but rather a general list as the one in Paul & Dominic's Guide To Quant Careers: ...
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Present and future role of pricing quants

While looking up on quants, I came across many sources that cited 'pricing quants' as one of the biggest chunks among all quant positions. But then I also came across many software companies providing ...
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Does pricing quant still have bright future?

With regulators tightening the tether, tradings are shrinking and exotic products are fading out, or as my quant friends told me so. By the lag of education to the market, more MFE graduates are ...
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How to get a Quant Job [closed]

At the end of the academic year I will graduate with a Computer Science degree (hopefully) and I would like to peruse a career in quantitative finance. What is the dest way of doing this? Is it worth ...
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How to develop journeymanship and mastery in the field Quantitative Finance?

I've read the FAQ and I know that this question may be considered off-topic by the standards set forth but I think a topic such as this is a valid exception. Questions like this one have been ...
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What is “Flow Interest Rates”?

Looking at quant roles I keep seeing 'Flow Interest Rates' or 'Interest Rate Flow' - what does this refer to?
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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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signal processing + finance? [closed]

I am a postgrad student doing a master in Signal Processing and I have graduated from an engineering school I was wondering if there are any jobs in finance that are opened to people having this kind ...
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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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What is a Structurer?

People "on the Street" distinguish between quants and structurers. Who are the structurers? what do they do?
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What are the best master programmes for someone interested in a career in quantitative finance? [closed]

Any recommendations on the best schools and overall education choices for quantitative finance?