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What do Derivative Traders Do?

Earlier a derivative trader may have been found at the stock floor, making estimations and shouting them out. Today, a derivative trader is most likely to be found in front of a computer making his estimates and tinkering with code to make faster and better calls. A day at the office would most likely start […]


Career of a CFA

Hopefuls on the lookout for careers in Finance, particularly financial investment and research  would be advised to earn a CFA charter. The CFA exam is highly regarded as the exam to do if a candidate is serious about a career in Finance. The career of a CFA is lucrative internationally. Employers across the world consider […]


4 Jobs for the Mathmatically-Minded Individual with an Accounting Degree

If your love of math inspired you to get an accounting degree, then you should put your love of numbers to good use. There are dozens of high-paying, interesting, and challenging opportunities available for accounting majors, because your mathematical talents are special. Don’t box yourself in when you’re looking for a job, remember that fun […]


From PhD in Mathematics to Stock Trading Floors

The world of financial markets has opened many opportunities for a variety of professionals and people with different qualifications. One such qualification that has found tremendous scope is a PhD in Mathematics. Even though math has always fascinated people, a few years back it was difficult for people to put their knowledge of statistics and […]


Interview for Head Derivatives Trader

The video provides an insight into the kind of greed and money that goes around in investment banking circles. The applicant for the job of head derivatives trader at Lemming Bank makes a lot of money for his current employer using his special software but he will not reveal the name of the special software […]


Finance Degrees Employers Want in 2012

The job market has been changing rapidly, and finance has always been the favorite among students, given its demand in the corporate sector. A new research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides insights into the graduation degrees that are in most demand by employers in 2012. Even though the research talks […]


How to Become a Derivatives Trader?

I received a question from one of the users asking me about how he can build a career as a derivatives trader on Wall Street. In this post I will explain the role of a derivatives trader and what you can do to become one. So, what does a derivatives trade do? As the name […]


Financial Analyst: A Rapidly Growing Career Option in Finance

During the recent financial crisis of 2008, this was one career that was badly affected. We saw many financial analysts working in large investment banks losing their jobs and the future looked bleak. However, with the recovering economy, the prospects for this career option are again looking good. As per the recent projections by the […]


10 Best Finance Careers

Finance careers are among the hot favorites in most MBA campuses. Even after the financial crisis we’ve seen in the past few years, the career prospects in the finance sector continue to shine. On an average, about 40% students from an MBA school join the finance sector in different roles. The most common reason sited […]


What do Quantitative Analysts (Quants) Do?

Quantitative Analysts, popularly called “quants” are a small group of professionals in the financial industry who are experts in Quantitative Finance. Quants combine the knowledge of finance, maths and computer programming, and use this knowledge to develop complex financial models that are used by their employers to price and trade in financial instruments such as […]