How I Became A Quant
Insights From 25 of Wall Street's EliteBook - 2007
""Quants" - those who design and implement mathematical models for the pricing of derivatives, assessment of risk, or prediction of market movements - are the backbone of today's investment industry. As the greater volatility of current financial markets has driven investors to seek shelter from increasing uncertainty, the quant revolution has given people the opportunity to avoid unwanted financial risk by literally trading it away, or more specifically, paying someone else to take on the unwanted risk." "How I Became a Quant reveals the faces behind the quant revolution, offering you the chance to learn firsthand what it's like to be a quant today. In this fascinating collection of Wall Street war stories, more than two dozen quants detail their roots, roles, and contributions, explaining what they do and how they do it, as well as outlining the sometimes unexpected paths they have followed from the halls of academia to the front lines of an investment revolution."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons, c2007
ISBN: 0470050624 (cloth)
Branch Call Number: 332.632042 HOW
Characteristics: xiii, 386 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wall Street's elite