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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why Latin American Stocks Could Get Hot

Why Latin American Stocks Could Get Hot
"There's an emerging group to watch in emerging-market hotspot Latin America: a swelling middle class.
This population shift is an important development for investors, especially those with a longer-term horizon. No longer will the economies of Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and their neighbors have to rely primarily on strong global demand for commodities grown and mined in the region. Now, theinvestment story is shifting toward the improved income of a relatively young population. These days, many emerging countries have relatively low levels of unemployment and a better fiscal position compared with their developed counterparts."

Friday, December 23, 2011

QuantRec:Math meets the markets in derivatives trading

Math meets the markets in derivatives trading

" Dozens of books with titles such as "Meltdown," "Busted," and Scott Patterson's "The Quants" have chronicled the financial debacle of 2008. ("Quants" are money managers who use computer-driven, quantitative trading strategies.) Patterson's book describes a Sept. 18 meeting between Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and several U.S. senators. The credit markets were frozen, Bernanke said. "We could have a depression if we don't act quickly and decisively."

Many investors believe the crisis was precipitated by the highly leveraged, rapid-fire trading of Ph.D. quants working in banks and hedge funds. In "Pricing the Future," George Szpiro recounts the history of quantitative investing. The well-told story reveals how quants came to dominate financial markets, and explains why they may endanger your 401K.
The tale centers on derivatives, contracts that give the purchaser the right to buy or sell something at a given price for a given period. Common derivatives such as stock options are not new. Futures contracts were being traded in Paris 200 years ago. Back then, options trading was wildly speculative because nobody could figure out the relationship between the price of a stock and its option."

Friday, December 16, 2011

World's OLDEST Stockbroker trading STRONG at 105

World's OLDEST Stockbroker trading STRONG at 105

".........
The participants' similar genetic makeup has made it possible for Barzilai's team to isolate a supergene called "CETP." The gene appears to have helped centenarians like Irving Kahn stay healthy longer.
"(Irving Kahn) has a gene that controls the good cholesterol," Barzilai said. "This is the HDL cholesterol. And we found that people who have this mutation in the gene have higher good cholesterol, but also they are protected from heart disease and from cognitive decline and Alzheimer's."
Researchers are currently developing a pill which they hope will mimic the supergene's anti-aging effects that have allowed people like Irving Kahn to drink from the fountain of youth."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We're Hiring: Senior Automated Market Making (or High Frequency) Quant Strategist/Researcher/Developer (Prop Trading Firm, NYC) Base/Multiple PNL Bonuses

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 onto QuantRec @gmail.com & Quant at QuantRec dot com.

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

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary history (2011 base/bonus - or hourly rate & 2010 hourly rate or 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 (this week & or next week).

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
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Very well funded prop trading firm is currently seeking additional quants for their research team.


Should currently have several years experience with Automated Market Making (Equity or Options) or High Frequency Strategies that have been implemented recently.

Base/Multiple PNL Bonuses

Candidates will work concurrently on strategies and new trading systems in an experienced team with an outstanding track record.

Candidates should hold a degree in Computer Science or other quantitative field and have a strong background in C++ programming.


Candidates should be midlevel or senior, ranging from 5-10+ years experience.

Should have significant quant finance/development experience.

Must be good inter-personally.

Friday, December 9, 2011

We're Hiring: Senior Front End Developer - Flex (Top Financial Firm) NYC

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 onto QuantRec @gmail.com & Quant at QuantRec dot com.

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

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary history (2011 base/bonus - or hourly rate & 2010 hourly rate or 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 (this week & or next week).

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
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Term is open ended, with expecation that it will be long-term for right person and eligible for conversion to full-time.


Join an internal user experience consultancy, working on highly interactive applications for a leading Financial Services company.  

The ideal candidate
- Is detail-oriented
- Is experienced with designing transactional user interfaces
- Has excellent communication, presentation, and client management skills
- Is comfortable with the User Centered Design process and looks for ways to improve it
- Balances an academic interest in best practices with tactical solutions
- Wants to develop a design pattern library
- Manages client expectations and own time efficiently
- Enjoys collaborating with product owners and business analysts to design solutions


Required Skills
Passion about good design
Experience with complex application design
Top notch Flex skills: AS3 / Flex 4, Lightstreamer, etc
Minimum 5 years of experience working as a front end developer
Code & designs to show us
Advise clients on technology strategy
Collaboratively design the application
Develop AJAX, FLEX, and Windows Presentation framework interfaces
Maintain a UI component library


Would be great if you had…
Experience with interactive agency
Financial Services industry experience 
Good documentation skills