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    my cousin is one and he just got paid 40k usd bonus working for citadel investment group as a trader. ....

    this is his first year working.
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    Ask your cousin to hook you up if he is a trader then he will defiantly be having people who need to pay back favours and he could land you a job.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    my cousin is one and he just got paid 40k usd bonus working for citadel investment group as a trader. ....

    this is his first year working.
    study a quant subject at a good uni -> apply to quant hedge funds -> get interviews -> pass interviews

    study any subject (preferably numerical though since you want to trade) at a good uni -> get into an S&T grad programme at a good bank (spring week-summer-grad pipeline or summer conversion or full time recruit) -> get onto a decent desk -> build track record -> lateral to a hedge fund with a strategy that is trader heavy in a seat relevant to your background

    study any subject (preferably numerical) -> get on a physical commodities trading grad programme -> get on a desk -> build track record -> lateral to commodities hedge fund


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    Ask your cousin


    I'm unsure really why OP doesn't go and do this instead of asking here ..where hardly anyone will be working as a trader in a hedge fund
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    (Original post by ANM775)
    I'm unsure really why OP doesn't go and do this instead of asking here ..where hardly anyone will be working as a trader in a hedge fund
    his response is go to oxford
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    Ask Crisp*n Odey.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    study a quant subject at a good uni -> apply to quant hedge funds -> get interviews -> pass interviews

    study any subject (preferably numerical though since you want to trade) at a good uni -> get into an S&T grad programme at a good bank (spring week-summer-grad pipeline or summer conversion or full time recruit) -> get onto a decent desk -> build track record -> lateral to a hedge fund with a strategy that is trader heavy in a seat relevant to your background

    study any subject (preferably numerical) -> get on a physical commodities trading grad programme -> get on a desk -> build track record -> lateral to commodities hedge fund


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    You missed a couple of (not required but will actually give you a feasible chance of success) steps in the first one - do quant masters at good uni -> do quant PhD - a lot of quant funds won’t bother with you without at minimum a masters degree
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    (Original post by natninja)
    You missed a couple of (not required but will actually give you a feasible chance of success) steps in the first one - do quant masters at good uni -> do quant PhD - a lot of quant funds won’t bother with you without at minimum a masters degree
    Citadel recruits undergrads as traders and so do many other quant funds.

    The whole phd (or, the phd + quant masters is unnecessary) or specialised quant masters programmes are moreso requirements for quant research roles. (or quant strat/risk/derivatives research etc at a bank).

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Citadel recruits undergrads as traders and so do many other quant funds.

    The whole phd (or, the phd + quant masters is unnecessary) or specialised quant masters programmes are moreso requirements for quant research roles. (or quant strat/risk/derivatives research etc at a bank).

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    Hence the comment about it not being necessary but will improve your chances.
 
 
 
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