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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We're HIRING: C++ Developers - Recent Grad w/ strong Computer Science Fundamentals

 
 
 
 
 
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Finder's fees can be offered for anybody you can recommend that YOU KNOW (providing contact info is a start) and obviously they MUST BE QUALIFIED and get interviewed and HIRED. 
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Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com and Quant at QuantRec dot com.

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it! 

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years). 

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term. 

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY. 

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C++ Developers - Recent Grad w/ strong Computer Science Fundamentals
 
Prop Trading Firm/ NYC
 
 
Summary:  Prop Trading Firm in NYC which specializes in various forms of automated trading is looking to hire 3 additional developers with Strong C++, Deep Understanding of language and all around strong computer science fundamentals.   The team develops high speed, high througput, low latency trading systems which require exceptionally strong development skills.  Financial industry experience is NOT required.    Ideally, person will have recently completed computer science degree from top comp sci program, ideally at masters or phd level, but Bachelor's grads will be considered too.    There are two profiles the client prefers: 
 
For the first type:

I prefer Electrical Engineering or Compurter Science Bs.C.s or Masters . Although math, aeronautics and physics grads all know how to code, it's not their top interest in life. Same goes for PhDs - they are mostly overqualified and will not be happy to do some of the tasks that we want them to do. (See exception below).
I want them to have 2 to 3 years of experience - I don't need 10 or 15 years of experience - again - these people will be overqualified. These 2 years of experience can be gained while at college - I see a big advantage in people that worked during school (beyond summer internships). There are few of these, but worth looking for. There is an exception here - from time to time there are BRILLIANT graduates with no official experience. These people code for fun, hack around, and have a vast knowledge of coding - way beyond the stuff that being thought at schools. If you see one of those - send him/her in.
I do not see any advantage for people coming from the financial industry at this point. We have very poor experience with Bloomberg graduates and alike. On the contrary - these guys are mostly overpriced. We are open for people with gaming experience or anything else....

For the second type of position:
Here is the exception for the PhDs -  We can use people that are coming from out of the industry with high math/physics etc degrees. However - here is what's mandatory for those people:
They have to know how to code and understand C++ perfectly. We don't want to invest time in training for coding C++ 2. They have to understand that the positions if for coding - not research. Over time (within a year or so) I do expect them to be able to contribute from their other experience. But as for now, they will be working as any other coder in the firm.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We're Hiring: Quantitative Modeler - Options/AMM (Trading Firm), NYC

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Finder's fees can be offered for anybody you can recommend that YOU KNOW (providing contact info is a start) and obviously they MUST BE QUALIFIED and get interviewed and HIRED.
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Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com and Quant at QuantRec dot com.

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.

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Quantitative Modeler - Options/AMM


Prop Trading Firm/ NYC
Consutling 3-6 Months/ Rate Open 

Summary:  Proprietary Trading Firm specializing in Options and AMM want to hire a quant with coding skills in either C++, C#, Java to implement their own work.  Project will probably be 3-6 months in duration. 

What needs to be done:

1. Event based modeling of volatility: need to understand how event affects volatility, how to take it out of the implied volatility and how to effectively not make it decay over time.
2. Volatility curve modeling over underlying movement: need to understand how volatility surface move with respect to the movement of the underlying to have a better understanding of whether of not volatility "came in" or got realized in a certain way.

These are the 2 major projects and this has to be done in real time and be able to understood by the internal team. I think that person has to be from an options background and either serve on the trading desk or work closely with the trading desk.

Monday, June 27, 2011

QuantRec.com - Goldman's Solomon: Dark horse contender in CEO race

QuantRec.com - Goldman's Solomon: Dark horse contender in CEO race

"
David Solomon isn't your typical master of the universe, but he might have what it takes to lead Wall Street's most powerful bank.
The 49-year-old co-head of Goldman Sachs' (GS.N) investment banking unit is an unassuming banker who moved into junk bonds early in his career and stayed in underwriting, even as other Wall Street businesses grew hotter.
He has been promoted into ever-more senior roles, and now works mostly behind the scenes, making sure that investment banking clients get what they need, that employees are happy and that Goldman's deal-making machinery operates smoothly. He has been behind some spectacular deals, even if he is not famous for them, and some clients view him as one of the best bankers in the business."

Euro Crash Looks as INEVITABLE as Asia in ’97: William Pesek

Euro Crash Looks as INEVITABLE as Asia in ’97: William Pesek

"Watching Greece slide into chaos from 6,000 miles away is painful.Asia, after all, was the last region to experience what Europe may be about to endure. Asia’s implosion in 1997 toppled leaders, touched off riots, set back living standards a decade or more and tarnished theInternational Monetary Fund’s reputation. Expect similar developments as Europe’s grand monetary experiment cracks."

Monday, June 13, 2011

In Greece, some see a NEW LEHMAN!

In Greece, some see a NEW LEHMAN!

"LONDON — Bond traders and officials at the European Central Bank have been unified in their warnings that a restructuring of Greece’s debt would set off an investor panic similar to the one that followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
Others, however, have argued that Greece’s debt of 330 billion euros, or $473 billion, while too large for the country to bear, is small enough to allow banks and other institutions to take a loss without bringing the world financial system to its knees.
But the comparisons between Greece and Lehman grew more frequent last week as global markets reeled, spurred in part by the view that Germany’s insistence that private investors participate in a second rescue package for Athens would overcome the objections of the European Central Bank."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Facebook Becomes Tool to Serve Legal Papers on Those Who Exist ONLY Online

Facebook Becomes Tool to Serve Legal Papers on Those Who Exist Only Online

"Two years after an Australian lawyer caused a stir by sending a foreclosure notice via Facebook, the practice of online legal service is spreading as a means for courts to keep their dockets moving."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Goldman Sachs easily can be charged under NY State Securities Law

Goldman Sachs easily to can charged under NY State Securities Law

Question is: WHEN?

Peru in Crisis: "The Lima Stock Exchange on Monday suspended trade until 10 o'clock local time (11:00 EDT) after the broad General Index fell 8.71% at the opening."

"DOW JONES NEWSWIRES 

LIMA (Dow Jones)--The Lima Stock Exchange on Monday suspended trade until 10 o'clock local time (11:00 EDT) after the broad General Index fell 8.71% at the opening. 
The blue-chip Selective index declined 9.6% in early trade, a trader said. 
Peru's main stock market indexes fell following the victory in a run off vote for president by left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala on Sunday. 
The General index was down 2.34% on Friday. "

Where Did Groupon’s BILLION Dollars GO?

Where Did Groupon’s BILLION Dollars GO?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Groupon: perhaps the worst overheated bubble IPO EVER? Here's WHY!

Groupon: perhaps the worst overheated bubble IPO EVER? Here's WHY!

"While preferred stockholders are among the first individuals rewarded when companies do well, Groupon’s performance thus far has hardly warranted the significant dividends these individuals have received. In total, Groupon has paid out $930 million to employees and investors. Equally alarming, in spite of losing $390 million from operations in 2010, Groupon spent $52.9 million buying preferred shares. The obvious question raised by all this is why preferred shareholders seem to be squeezing as much out of the company during these preliminary stages.

Unfortunately, the once blue ocean has quickly filled with red as countless competitors enter the space on a daily basis. A savvy investor asks, “What’s the barrier to entry?” NONE. The only competitive advantage large daily deal sites have is the size of the email lists they promote to businesses. However, in the case of local proprietors such as restaurants and spas, local newspapers and other businesses will likely have a MUCH LARGER email list of prospective local customers."

Peru Possibly Headed For Electing a Chavez Wannabe!

Peru Possibly Headed For Electing a Chavez Wannabe!

Hiring Lula's advisers does not mean the country is not headed for economic disaster.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sino-Forest Plunges as Short Seller Block Targets Stock Owned by Paulson

Sino-Forest Plunges as Short Seller Block Targets Stock Owned by Paulson

"Sino-Forest Corp. (SFJ), whose biggest shareholder is hedge fund Paulson & Co., fell the most since 2008 in Toronto trading after short seller Carson C. Block said it overstated timberland holdings and production in China."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We're HIRING: Technical Operations Lead (NYC)

If qualified, send updated word resume on to Quant at QuantRec dot com - thanks!
 
The Technical Operations Lead will communicate with technical team members working on all aspects of the project, gathering, tracking and critically assessing schedules, general status updates and, as appropriate, costs across the team. In addition to these more traditional project-manager type duties, the Technical Operations Lead will work independently and with senior team members on a variety of administrative, strategic, and community-interface projects. This person will not necessarily have a technical background, but aptitude and a willingness to quickly learn and process a wide variety of concepts in the HW/CS and Chem/Bio spaces are a must. Excellent communication skills are critical. 5-10 years experience managing client deliverables and relations in a technical or non-technical (e.g. consulting) environment are desirable.

Is the market up OR down? Invest in YOURSELF to add VALUE!

Is the market up OR down?  Invest in YOURSELF to add VALUE!

"We've organized our collective wisdom into six “secrets,” or if you will, rules to live by:
  1. Make Your Own Lifestyle Decisions
  2. Put Your Family First
  3. Wherever You Work, Be in Business for Yourself
  4. Make the Most of the Money You Bring Home
  5. Turn Your Debts into Golden Investments
  6. Map Out Your Own Financial Future"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Goldman Sachs TOO BIG to face Prosecution?? (Source: TOP financial analyst Hintz)

Goldman Sachs TOO BIG to face Prosecution?? (Source: TOP financial analyst Hintz)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) won’t face criminal prosecution related to sales of mortgage-linked securities because such a move could threaten the U.S. financial system, according to Brad Hintz, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Taking A Look At High End Programmer Salaries

Taking A Look At High End Programmer Salaries

5 Things TO DO Every Day for Success

5 Things TO DO Every Day for Success

"You get up at what time?" I hear that a lot along with "you are so lucky." So, I'm going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. Well, not all of them but enough to show you the foundation I build on every day."