A Self-Study Plan for Becoming a Quantitative Developer Nov 20 2019 14:26 languageMoneyScience
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QuantStart has produced a handy guide to become a Quantitative Developer:
I've recently received many emails from individuals wishing to change careers from engineering, academia and IT. Quantitative finance has become a particularly attractive area recently due to the intellectual challenge and high remuneration. A question that constantly arises in these emails is "what do I need to study to convince an interviewer to give me a job?". This is the first in a three-part series that will discuss how to form a self-study plan to gain a job in the quantitative finance industry. This post will discuss how to self-study to become a quantitative developer. The other two will concentrate on quantitative analysts and quantitative traders.
Any career in quantitative finance requires a degree of generalisation rather than extensive specialisation. Quantitative developers are no different. They must fit into a team of traders, financial engineers and IT support in order to help investment banks price and sell new structured investment products or help funds develop trading infrastructure and portfolio management systems.