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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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The day was a real inspiration for the youngsters who may one day become rocket scientists or even astronauts themselves.
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Two students along with their teacher will win the trip and get the chance to see astronauts, top technicians and rocket scientists at work as well as sit at the helm of the control room.
Motivating employees -- whether they're ball players or rocket scientists -- to produce and share their knowledge begins in the front office.
I'm always sure I should answer something like, "Oh, I'd probably be a rocket scientist," except I'm still slightly unclear as to what rocket scientists actually do.
Perhaps the most egregious abuse of the schedule program I ever have seen came from the rocket scientists from NASA.
While the firm is named after the tall, confident Rice, he often calls upon other members of his team--his inner circle of rocket scientists, if you will--to describe his firm's operations and the details of past swap transactions.
Two amateur space rocket scientists who yesterday saw a record attempt explode in flames on the launch pad have vowed to try again.