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Why Would a Bank, or Any Company,
Want to Hire You?
Still with me?
Before planning your strategy, you need to understand why companies
hire employees in the first place.
There are only 3 reasons why a company would hire you:
1. To earn additi
Vishnu, The Protector) and most of his compositions focus on Lord Rama. In contrast,
Dikshitar undertook the task of visiting temples all over India, and composed songs in
praise of the many Hindu Gods and Godesses in these temples. Syama Sastry on the ot
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CHRISTIAN DES PALLIERES
The University of Virginia 16
Columbia University 14
Princeton University, 07, GS12
PANEL: TRENDS & TECHNOLOGY IN QUANT TRADING
Founder, Altimus Capital LLC
Christopher Gersch is the Director of Portfolio Management at Altimus Capital, LLC. The
firm advises its institutional client base on automated structures and stra
tioner conferences around the world, including the New York University seminar of Mathematical Finance and
Paris Europlace conferences. His most recent research topics are Hedge Funds risks, for which he has developed
especially suited powerful nonlinear
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Business Chicago State University
Mike Chitavi is an adjunct lecturer of Accounting and Finance at Chicago State University.
Prior to joining CSU he was the COO of Emerging Market Linkage Capital Par
Head of Quantitative Research - Equity and commodity derivatives
Adil Regha joined Natixis since 2008 where he is Head of Quantitative Research for
Equities and Commodities. Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (X92) and Ecole des
CEO, Atreyu Group Holdings, Inc.
George Kledaras is the CEO of Atreyu Group Holdings, Inc. a financial technology
company headquartered in New York City. He is well known throughout the technology
world as the founder, in 199
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks & Morning Keynote
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30AM
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Q&A Session from Women in Quant Finance
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AUDITORIUM
SESSION CHAIR: MICHAEL LI
Head of Fundamental Research, Long Term Quantitative Strategy, Citadel
Daniel Nehren is the Managing Director of Equity Execution at Citadel. He received his
Doctorate in Electron
CEO, Bell Curve Capital
Derek Wang, Founder, CEO of Bell Curve Capital LP., has over 15 years of experience in option trading and quantitative research. Derek worked at Peak6 (2001-2003), Ronin Capial
(2004-2007), and Capstone Investments (2008
MARKET TIMING, BIG DATA AND MACHINE LEARNING
There is a stigma against market timing. This stigma existed for good reasons, but the explosion of vast data
sets and new analytical techniques has now made timing the market possible. Just as it was considere
Vice President of Quantitative Risk Management, The Option Clearing House
John Dodson serves as a Vice President at Option Clearing Corporation, and also is a
lecturer at University of Minnesota teaching subjects related quantita
CEO, Washington Square Technologies
Before co-founding Washington Square Technologies in May 2014 Dr Higgins spent
eight years at JPMorgan, launching and delivering the Athena project, co-heading the
Quantitative Research group for the in
changing regulatory environment.
Head of Equities Execution Services Strats, Goldman Sachs
Ingrid Tierens heads the Equities Execution Services Strats Group, which advises clients
on execution strategies across one delta equities. Prior
Many thanks to the IIT Stuart School of Business for providing space for todays event.
Many thanks to our speakers and panelists.
Roger Lee is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. He serves
also as an Associate Editor of Mathematical Finance and an Associate Editor of the SIAM
Journal on Financial Mathematics. Previously he hel
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there also want to break into finance so networking is critical.
Reader Success Story Case Studies:
How to Break Into Investment Banking as a Career-Changer in a
Part-Time, Non-Target MBA Program
How to Break Into Investment Banking at the Assoc
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From Non-Target School and Unpaid Wealth Management
Internship to Full-Time Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Offer:
How to Make the Leap
Recent Graduates (< 3 Years of Full-Time Work Experience)
At this stage, cold-calling is less effective, and
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Please copy this report and send it to all your friends.
Forward it to as many people as
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Why I Wrote This Guide and
What Youre Going to Learn
When I first started Mergers & Inquisitions, I knew almost nothing about
breaking into finance (aside from my own personal experience, which
you can read about by clicking here).
Over 508 article
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How to Become a Drug Dealer
In the series finale of Breaking Bad, the protagonist, Walter White, a
high school chemistry teacher turned drug dealer, sees his wife for the
last time and admits something to her:
The entire series, he maintained that
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Table of Contents
Why I Wrote This Guide and What Youre Going to Learn . 3
Does This Guide Apply to You? . 4
How to Become a Drug Dealer. 5
Why Would a Bank, or Any Company, Want to Hire You? . 8
Action Plan, Step 1: Plan Your Strategy . 10
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Does This Guide Apply to You?
This guide shows you how to get entry-level roles in investment
When M&I first began in 2007, we only covered investment banking.
Since then, the site has expanded substantially and we now cover fields
Not knowing many management consultants, I cant judge how many
people with science PhDs are successful at getting into management consultancy (some certainly are,) but there is a definite theme that consultancies do not value science skills
ON BECOMING A QUANT
26. R EPRODUCTION
Please dont copy this guide on to your web-site. I am happy for you
to include extracts and a deep-link to it, however, and I will not move
the guides web location. The reason for this is that I update the guide
of having played for vocalists trained in different schools, and so the instrumentalists get
exposed to different styles of rendering the songs. This experience gives the intrumentalist
a special gnana (knowledge). Thus experienced intrumentalists are wel