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    Well I definately want to do research at univeristy because I love my subject of Maths and really can't see me doing anything else. However in Investment Banking you get quants who have very numerical backgrounds, mainly people from research at univeristies. Basically I have heard they devise original mathematical methods and models. This appeals to me quite a lot since it is similar to research as it requires original work and obviously it pays well. I would only consider this only after doing a research degree in Mathematics obviously , however the pay afterwards is poor from then on so I would be looking into something like this after a research degree. What are the chances of getting in and how competitive is it?
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    (Original post by Gr8)
    Well I definitely want to do research at univeristy because I love my subject of Maths and really can't see me doing anything else. However in Investment Banking you get quants who have very numerical backgrounds, mainly people from research at univeristies. Basically I have heard they devise original mathematical methods and models. This appeals to me quite a lot since it is similar to research as it requires original work and obviously it pays well. I would only consider this only after doing a research degree in Mathematics obviously , however the pay afterwards is poor from then on so I would be looking into something like this after a research degree. What are the chances of getting in and how competitive is it?
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    what do you think of the chances though?
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    We know nothing about you - how are we supposed to pass comment?

    On the little information you've given, all I can say is most quants at banks have done at least an MSc.
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    (Original post by Benh842)
    We know nothing about you - how are we supposed to pass comment?

    On the little information you've given, all I can say is most quants at banks have done at least an MSc.
    Well what information do you want?:confused: I have pretty much stated I want to do a PhD in maths at uni and hopefully after research, going into an IB would be for me, doing a quantitive role. I just want to know how competitive it is.
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    Since they mainly recruit PhDs for quant positions, obviously you've got a chance...
    If you had some work experience, itd be better also...
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    Since they mainly recruit PhDs for quant positions, obviously you've got a chance...
    If you had some work experience, itd be better also...
    yeah but would they recruit from the BEST uni's like oxbridge, I mean I go to Sussex, would I have much of a chance against people from better uni's, I could always do a Phd at a better uni, where would you recommend may I ask?
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    If one can believe the target school theory, the IB's targets are: Oxbrige, LSE, Imperial, Warwick and UCL.
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    (Original post by PierreSonne)
    If one can believe the target school theory, the IB's targets are: Oxbrige, LSE, Imperial, Warwick and UCL.
    At a graduate Analyst level, they do tend to focus (i.e. do not exclusively recruit from) from the above - at a PhD level opportunities broaden.
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    (Original post by BetterThanHeaven)
    At a graduate Analyst level, they do tend to focus (i.e. do not exclusively recruit from) from the above - at a PhD level opportunities broaden.
    by what lengths do you mean broaden may I ask?
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    (Original post by Gr8)
    by what lengths do you mean broaden may I ask?
    just try to get the best school you can... then you'll see
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    what?? you're not even at uni yet?
    you joker
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    (Original post by PierreSonne)
    what?? you're not even at uni yet?
    you joker
    what is wrong with that?:mad:
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    This thread is a joke.

    If it can't be deleted, can it at least by merged into the appropriate sticky, please.
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    there should be a seperate thread where they merge all the trash so we can look back at it in the future for kicks
 
 
 
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