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Quants/ Financial Engineering Career Guide

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What is Quantitative Finance & Financial Engineering? Quantitative finance is the use of advanced mathematical concepts in the field of finance. This includes concepts like linear algebra, probability theory, multivariate calculus, econometrics and advanced statistics, differential equations etc. These mathematical techniques may be used in investment banking or for hedging, risk management, trading, asset management and so on in order …

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Finance Careers – Venture Capital

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What is Venture Capital? Venture capital is growth capital provided to start-up companies and small, breakout businesses which are expected to grow rapidly but lack the funds or other resources to do so. Venture capital firms provide these entrepreneurs with the capital needed to grow their businesses or assist them in other ways; like by providing them with industry contacts, …

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Finance Careers – Hedge Funds

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What is a Hedge Fund? Hedge funds are exclusive and highly speculative investment vehicles utilizing a variety of unconventional strategies to generate absolute return for their investors. Let’s break that statement down to its core elements: Exclusive – Most jurisdictions restrict hedge funds to raise capital only from accredited or qualified investors. These are essentially high net worth individuals. Highly …

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Finance Careers – Private Equity

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What is Private Equity? Private equity is an alternative investment asset class where funds are invested in non-listed private companies. Sometimes PE firms also invest in publicly listed companies with the intention of taking them private. This is the key differentiator that separates private equity firms from regular investors and funds investing in publicly listed securities. Most PE funds are …

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Finance Careers – Portfolio/ Asset Management

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What is Asset Management? Asset Management is the umbrella term for the business of managing financial investments on behalf of investors including risk management, asset selection and other management activities. The whole point of asset management is that a professional asset manager should be able to provide a much better return to individuals or entities who do not have the …

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Finance Careers – Equity Research

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Equity Research is the process of collecting relevant information about a company and processing that information into actionable recommendations for trading that company’s equity stock. Job Description Equity research analysts exist on a plane somewhere between traders and pure researchers. What this means is that they still spend a lot of time performing quantitative analysis like their investment banking brethren, …