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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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We now allow quants to put their money where their minds are through the seamless integration of writing algorithms, backtesting, and live trading.
Newly launched Quant Magazine presents a view on the culture and background of this world and shows the growing importance of using data and quantitative analysis.
I certainly don't subscribe to the theory that quants are necessarily the best qualified leaders in the risk realm.
Other quantitative techniques developed and employed by quants included the following:
Successful quants are those whose models are admired by their peers, a fact that reinforces their confidence in focusing on what can be measured and modeled.
According to nearly 50% of the quantitative research directors TABB interviewed for this report, simply dealing with the sheer scale of market, fundamental, reference, internal, broker and client data, not to mention research commentary, is the leading challenge they face in managing a quant research platform.
The Poets & Quants report, based on interviews and website data, rewarded U.
In a new book on quantitative trading strategies, entitled `Inside the Black Box: The Simple Truth About Quantitative Trading,' Rishi Narang, founding principal of Telesis Capital, seeks to explain with real-world examples and anecdotes what it is exactly that quants do.
Looking to future features of the platform, Quantopian is working on expanding the offering to include more tools that quants want, including fundamental company data and additional brokerage connections.
In this second edition of Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance I continue in my mission to pull quant finance up from the dumbed-down depths, and to drag it back down to earth from the super-sophisticated stratosphere.
22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MBA website Poets & Quants announced today that Darden's Dean Robert Bruner is the first to be awarded the honor "Poets & Quants Dean of the Year.
It's celebrated across the United States by Math nerds, students, teachers and professors, from elementary school to university, and even die-hard Quants.