Can someone with a math phD work as a quantitative analyst/financial engineer?
Or would they have to go back to school to get a financial engineering degree?
Asked By: - 5/14/2011
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A Math PhD is an excellent background for a quant. Heavy stats and modeling would be ideal, but I've known quants who had specialized in Linear Algebra and Topology... More
Answered By: Jerry - 5/14/2011
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Edward O Thorp was a math professor at MIT, and he's been very successful in Finance.
Answered By: John W - 5/14/2011
See Jim Simons... PhD in math from Berkeley, makes way too much money with his hedge funds at Renaissance Technologies. Ed Thorpe too, but no one has done it quite like Mr. Simons.
Answered By: Tangent - 5/15/2011
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