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Joined: Jan 2018
Posted: 2018-01-24 18:42
Hi I am NP newbie. Following the thread about "life after trading", I thought I may post this thread which will probably interest other NP members working as quants.

Basically I have worked as a front office quant (EQD and IR derivatives) for more than 10 years and now feel disappointed by the lack of career progression. I'd really appreciate if you could share your colleagues or your own experiences. What do senior quants after such a long time in finance? Any example of an exciting career move (eg. PM/Trading roles) or example of a new career start outside of finance ?

I would of course like to leverage on my skills and I would not mind starting something completely new and learn new skills.

Many thanks


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Joined: Jun 2004
Posted: 2018-02-20 15:04
I am currently working in West Africa on exchange and transportation problems. I know a bunch of folk have flipped to work as data scientists and machine learning types, at Deep Mind, Facebook and the like - they were fairly actively targeting quants a couple of years back. I have worked with food delivery startups and seen a couple of ex-quants there. As long as you are catholic in your problem solving, applicable math taste, there are a lot of planning-style problems that folk seem to be working on.
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