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Joined: Jul 2019
Posted: 2019-07-01 20:19
Or would a masters in Financial Engineering, for example, be enough?


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Joined: Dec 2007
Posted: 2019-07-03 06:39
There is a PhD mafia even for entry level quant roles at IBs and/or HFs. Is it justified? No, I don't believe a phd is necessary and a masters + genuine curiosity and talent is sufficient I think, but fact is PhDs are usually asked for. More traditional buy-side firms don't usually require a PhD for (entry level) quant roles.
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