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Since quite a few individuals have asked me questions on programming (and related sub-topics), I thought it would be a good idea to write a small primer on the subject, namely: QuantFS prides itself on the quality of its members, and no doubt that every one of us knows our "theory", be it Econ, Finance, Math, or CompSci; however, if someone told you to implement it, where would you start? Well, maybe that's not fair...If you wanted to implement a regression model on CPI, M3, and Unemployment, that can easily be done in Excel, right? Well, what if you wanted a running regression on prices? Are you really going to ...
is a person who works in finance using numerical or quantitative techniques. Similar work is done in most other modern industries, but the work is not always called quantitative analysis. In the investment industry, people who perform quantitative analysis are frequently called quants. See List of quantitative analysts . Although the original quants were concerned with investment management , risk management and derivatives pricing, the meaning of the term has expanded over time to include those individuals involved in almost any application of mathematics in finance. Examples include statistical arbitrage , algorithmic trading ...
Poker and Business - Party Poker Blog
Twenty-four-year-old Poker Wunderkind to Headline Discussion Focusing on Winning Links Between Poker, Business and Education New York (March 31, 2008) -- On Tuesday, April 1, the NYU-Stern chapter of the student-led Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society (GPSTS) will be joining other student groups at the New York University-Stern School of Business to host a discussion about the links between success at the poker table and success at the boardroom table. The discussion, co-sponsored by the NYU Professional Development Society and the Quantitative Finance Society, will spotlight the success of twenty-four-year-old ... market research, surveys and trends
vn quantitative finance society
First of all, this non-math post doesn’t reflect the nature of GVietMath in general, so any comment should be directed to me instead of the blog site itself. We are excited to announce the opening of the VN Society for Quantitative Finance ( ). Quantitative Finance/Financial Engineering is a disciplinary and fast growing field in the world. In Vietnam, there are more and more people interested in Finance and Investments due to many reasons. Therefore, the demand of applying Quantitative Analysis in Finance also increases significantly. When the financial market becomes mature in the near future, ... market research, surveys and trends


Nassim Taleb: clown of quantitative finance « Locklin on science
One of my fundamental realizations in life is that popular media in the 20th and 21st century is no better at conveying information than the “yellow journalism” of the Robber Baron era. A corollary to this is that most popular science “experts” are clowns. I realized this almost immediately in physics, as I had the good fortune to meet a couple of the charlatans I admired as a youth. It would be incredibly solipsistic of me to assume that this was only true in physics, but that is in fact what I assumed. Until I gained enough expertise in other fields to see through the impostures. The most popular ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Social responsibility all about worker welfare, survey says ...
More than environmental stewardship and philanthropy, nearly one in two Americans believe the most important proof of corporate social responsibility is treating employees well. A national opinion survey commissioned by the National Consumers League and Fleishman-Hillard International Communications found that American consumers have their own views on corporate social responsibility that run counter to established beliefs. “Our research reflects an exciting coming-of-age for consumers, as they are more empowered than ever to assess and react to corporate social responsibility issues,” said National Consumers League President ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Promise of Quantitative Easing
It seems like just yesterday that we powered up following our requisite respite to offer the tape shoulda, coulda, and woulda gone down the previous Friday but the reaction to the news -- we didn’t trade considerably lower -- warranted respect. Wash and rinse, Pete and repeat, the story remains the same. Way back when, we spoke of how the game was changing (insert snarky comment: "That's the problem with you Wall Street guys, you thought it was a game in the first place!). What was once a profession that was more of an art than a science -- an active assimilation of the fundies, structural, technical, and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Research and Markets: Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma ...
Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma" to their offering. A straightforward guide focused on life cycle investing-namely aging, retirement, and pensions Life cycle investing and the implications of aging, retirement, and pensions continues to grow in importance. With people living longer, the relative and absolute number of retirees is growing while the number of workers contributing to pension funds ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


2010 DBS-SMU QF Challenge Application Form - Q
SMU and the Q.E.D. Quantitative Finance Society would like to thank you for your interest. All the best! For any enquiries, please contact ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Derivatives Securities and Risk Management Conference
He is currently the treasurer of the Bachelier Finance Society and a ... Joe taught and conducted research in quantitative finance, fixed income and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Effects of The Current Crisis on the Future of Quantitative ...
A panel discussion and question-and-answer session with four speakers from four different sectors of the financial community. Dr. Peter Carr has over twelve years of experience in the derivatives industry. For the past 5 years, Dr. Carr has headed Quantitative Financial Research at Bloomberg and the Masters in Mathematical Finance program at NYU’s Courant Institute. Prior to his current positions, he headed equity derivative research groups at 2 major banks and was a finance professor for 8 years at Cornell University. Conducting research in the interface between academia and industry, he has published extensively in both ...
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I hold a masters degree in math and a Bse in computer science so some books I come across titled "financial mathematics" are too basic (formulas for arithmetic sums, etc..pre calc or calc I stuff). I came across a very large list of more advanced topics under "quantitative finance" wikipedia (including stochastic calculus and much more) as well as the paragraph in wikipedia under "algorithmic trading quant" which suggests techniques from a large variety of disciplines including signal processing, time series analysis, etc... I'd appreciate been pointed out to any resources (preferably textbooks)!! Member since: March ...
Getting into a top-tier Finance PhD program? - Yahoo! Answers
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what I should do in order to best increase my chances of getting into a top-tier finance PhD program. Basic details: -Currently in a PhD program in Computer Science (top 20 school), GPA 3.9 -GRE: 800 quantitative, 700+ verbal, 5.5 writing -Undergrad - BS in Electrical Engineering (top 5 school), GPA 3.6 -Have had a quantitative finance summer internship -Had VERY good recommendation letters from undergrad professors (but don't know about grad ones yet) -Tons of extracurriculars -Have published research (though not finance-related) -Teaching experience from TA positions ...