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Quant

A person with numerical and computer skills who carries out quantitative analyses of companies.

Quant

Informal for a quantitative analyst. It is more generally applied to any securities analyst who uses quantitative analysis to determine buy or sell signals. Investment advisory firms employ quants to help them make investment decisions on behalf of clients. A quant is also called a rocket scientist. See also: Technical analysis.

quant

A person who has strong skills in mathematics, engineering, or computer science, and who applies those skills to the securities business. For example, a pension fund may employ a quant to put together an optimal portfolio of bonds to meet the fund's future liabilities. Also called rocket scientist.
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This news release may contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements about the use of Hologic's Aptima HBV Quant assay and the Panther system.
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Quant funds, however, screen all companies which fit their criteria and see which sectors and stocks are doing well.
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As for the quants and their models, there was much talk that the models failed because they did not anticipate the disruptive events that caused the crash, that is, events in the far tails--"black swans"--of the probability distributions they used to drive their strategies.
Mary Quant is such an iconic brand, so they would have been a real high fashion buy at the time.
A variety of criteria are weighed in making up the portfolio of a quant fund.
Russell Quant chases around, trying to accommodate his mother's Christmas visit, while giving his lesbian friend whose breast cancer foists another dog upon his home, even while he is constantly being tailed, spied upon, and finally kidnaped.
Quant au salon professionnel, qui a mis en vedette 40 expositions, il a attire plus de 1 500 visiteurs en deux jours.
Managers also suspect that the results produced by quant models may be highly sensitive to slight changes in assumptions or data.