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Old May 21, 2016, 4:22pm   #9
 
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Good philosophy you have. If you are keen in career in the markets then study - do your CFA for example. Wealth/asset management seems to be growing industry around the world (not so much in the UK though). Plenty of opportunities.

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Good philosophy you have. If you are keen in career in the markets then study - do your CFA for example. Wealth/asset management seems to be growing industry around the world (not so much in the UK though). Plenty of opportunities.

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Many thanks for your advice. Ill check it out. Im just finishing off a Mathematical Finance MSc at the moment, hence look for Quant trading types role of now. Will certainly consider the roles you mentioned as well
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Many thanks for your advice. Ill check it out. Im just finishing off a Mathematical Finance MSc at the moment, hence look for Quant trading types role of now. Will certainly consider the roles you mentioned as well
I know a few quants who have CFA, main thing is to be flexible. Job market going to have some big shifts.
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I know a few quants who have CFA, main thing is to be flexible. Job market going to have some big shifts.
Ill try and get the CFA under my belt then. Thanks for the heads up. Do you work for a firm in London?
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Ill try and get the CFA under my belt then. Thanks for the heads up. Do you work for a firm in London?
I also know quite a few quants out of a job! Think some of them are over qualified, firms seem to be happy recruiting grad coders and anyone with 5-10 years experience being overlooked - too expensive.
Don't take my word though do your research.Quals like CFA can be done when young and good to get out of way before get bogged down in career. Guess youve done work placements then?

Not anymore, I did work for banks in city, also been at 3 prop firms. Took a few years out travelling and living and working for myself abroad. Now I am thinking of reeducating, more than likely fintech area. Need to do some research myself.
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I also know quite a few quants out of a job! Think some of them are over qualified, firms seem to be happy recruiting grad coders and anyone with 5-10 years experience being overlooked - too expensive.
Don't take my word though do your research.Quals like CFA can be done when young and good to get out of way before get bogged down in career. Guess youve done work placements then?

Not anymore, I did work for banks in city, also been at 3 prop firms. Took a few years out travelling and living and working for myself abroad. Now I am thinking of reeducating, more than likely fintech area. Need to do some research myself.
Yes I heard during my internship at HSBC that new grads who demand around £50k are cheaper than senior guys who want £150k+. Also, Ive heard they get some stuff done abroad where the rates are lower for the same work. HSBCs is my only bit of industry work.

You've done your fair share in the city =D. I don't think I'm going to like it there. I don't like being around corporate people who are fake in the sense that they just tell you what you want to here and are always lying and talking behind your back. The city is full with these people. I think smaller funds and fintech firms have much better teams in this respect.

What course are you looking at doing?
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Old May 22, 2016, 2:23pm   #15
 
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Yes I heard during my internship at HSBC that new grads who demand around £50k are cheaper than senior guys who want £150k+. Also, Ive heard they get some stuff done abroad where the rates are lower for the same work. HSBCs is my only bit of industry work.

You've done your fair share in the city =D. I don't think I'm going to like it there. I don't like being around corporate people who are fake in the sense that they just tell you what you want to here and are always lying and talking behind your back. The city is full with these people. I think smaller funds and fintech firms have much better teams in this respect.

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Exactly wld expect most will be offshored as it's so easy to offshore coders.

I am exactly the same re corporate politics, too much deadwood so insecure about losing their livelihoods that they will suck d1ck to maintain it. Such inefficient industry. One of my old bosses springs to mind! Good that you are aware of this so young, can make decisions to avoid it as best as possible. IT not bad area, many autonomous type roles in IT and much more meritocratic. I think the corporate world will change soon for the better though, you see it more and more with flatter structured companies.

MIT do what looks like a good fintech course (hard to verify) covering blockchain, and couple of others out there more blockchain specific, exosphere for instance. I am not a programmer btw, I would look to move into business development/consultancy in this area, ideally. You have any interest in this area?
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Exactly wld expect most will be offshored as it's so easy to offshore coders.

I am exactly the same re corporate politics, too much deadwood so insecure about losing their livelihoods that they will suck d1ck to maintain it. Such inefficient industry. One of my old bosses springs to mind! Good that you are aware of this so young, can make decisions to avoid it as best as possible. IT not bad area, many autonomous type roles in IT and much more meritocratic. I think the corporate world will change soon for the better though, you see it more and more with flatter structured companies.

MIT do what looks like a good fintech course (hard to verify) covering blockchain, and couple of others out there more blockchain specific, exosphere for instance. I am not a programmer btw, I would look to move into business development/consultancy in this area, ideally. You have any interest in this area?
You seem to have a plan! And MIT would be crazy =D

I currently want to utilise my Maths so I think ill try to find a quant trading / systematic trading role for now. Ive heard many people move away from this within 10 years or so to do something more related to consultancy or fund management, which requires less hardcore maths. So I'll probably end up doing something like you soon.

I just want to give the trading area a go first so that I have no regrets later in life. Don't want to avoid it and then say "I should've given it a go" later on. Let me know how you get on, will be good to hear. PM your linkedin?
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