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Friday, January 13, 2012

The MBA's Value? Debatable

The MBA's Value? Debatable
"The P&Q story is about the latest research from the Graduate Management Admission Council, which surveyed 4,135 business school alumni who received their degrees since 2000. The GMAC report paints a rosy picture of the MBA’s value, more or less what you’d expect from the publisher of the GMAT exam, which gives the organization a vested interest in drumming up b-school applications."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hedge Funds Hit With Losses In 2011: Only Human?

Hedge Funds Hit With Losses In 2011: Only Human?
"Excuses, excuses, and more excuses.
Some of the best-known hedge fund managers have offered lots of excuses for underperforming the major stock market indexes last year, with many large funds posting double-digit losses.
In letters to investors, managers pointed to things like Europe's debt crisis, a slower-than-expected economic recovery in the United States, and unforeseen events like Japan's nuclear disaster all coming together to create a tricky trading environment that was characterized by big and often unpredictable swings in stock prices."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We're Hiring: Equity Options Quant/Strategist Prop Trading Firm/ NYC

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

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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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PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary history (2011 base/bonus combined & 2010 base/bonus combined), 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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Successful Prop firm in NYC is looking to hire an experienced Equity Options Quant with experience in HFT and AMM.    Person should have strategy experience from a mature shop.   
 
Company has all the tools and resources necessary to run successful desk - fast trading/market-making platform, direct exchange connectivity with co-location and competent quants and developers to support trading needs. Company offers exceptionally good work environment with good leadership, good work atmosphere. 

We're Hiring: FICC Trader Prop Trading Firm / NYC

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

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

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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PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary history (2011 base/bonus combined & 2010 base/bonus combined), 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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FICC Trader
Prop Firm / NYC
 
 
Successful prop firm in NYC is looking to hire a FICC Trader.   Must be primarily a market maker not a big risk taker.   Can trade any type of FICC product, either oil, gas, gold, silver or euro dollars etc.   Must have experience with Options.  Must be able to run a desk with minimal supervision.   Company culture is uncommonly good - quality people, good leadership, friendly and collegial work atmosphere. For a successful trader who has it all except the right boss, colleagues or work environment this could be the solution you're looking for.   
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Hiring Senior UX / IA Architect at Team/Project Lead Level Financial Company/NYC

(Open to Full Time OR Consulting, client prefers FULL TIME)
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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...

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

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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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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Summary of role:   The core UI team in the firm which is responsible for the firm's best UI work (Information Architecture, Useability Engineering, Graphics Design and UI Development) is looking to find an industry leading IA/UX Architect to take a hands on, lead role in an organization of 34 people.  Person will initially be responsible for team of 5-7 people and this number is expected to grow steadily.   Position will have responsibility for meeting with business users and business stake holders for requirements gathering as well as project planning, team leadership.  Person must have successful track record of developing high-fidelity wireframes for large, complex, user & customer facing applications.   This position will be responsible for the whole product, not just IA.   Thus, person will be responsible for for leading all involved in developing a finished UI Product, including Information Architects, Visual Designers and UI Developers.       In total, person must be excellent hands-on Information Architect with experience developing wireframes for large, robust, interactive front-ends while also being a competent team and project leader while also being able to effectively interface with end-users and business stake holders, not just for business requirements but for business development to expand the services being delivered by your team and your larger organization.    

Senior User Experience Designer / Information Architect

In New York City

Join a team of 34 user experience analysts in an internal consultancy, working on highly interactive applications for a leading Financial Services company.

Role Description
The User Experience Analyst / Information Architect (IA) will research, plan, design and document user interfaces for web-based, hand-held, and desktop applications.  

The ideal candidate
- Is detail-oriented
- Has excellent communication, presentation, and client management skills
- Is comfortable with the User Centered Design process and looks for ways to improve it
- Understands and has opinions about current industry best practices
- Is experienced with designing transactional user interfaces
- Balances an academic interest in best practices with tactical solutions
- Desires to define innovative solutions and publish in industry forums
- 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

The IA will be responsible for
- User research
- Personas
- Feature maps & prioritization
- Sitemaps
- Wireframes
- Functional specifications (or annotated wireframes)
- User testing

Required Qualities
Minimum 5 years of experience working as an user experience professional

Desired Qualities
Experience with Web application design (AJAX / FLEX technologies)
Experience with interactive agency
Good writing skills
Financial Services industry experience

A portfolio and sample work must be reviewed before an interview will be scheduled