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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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You don't have to be a rocket scientist to be an international striker-turnedmanager-turned-Sky pundit, but with a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Herts, Iain Dowie fits the bill nicely.
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and China.'' But technical experts say the information Hughes rocket scientists gave the Chinese scientists could be used to improve the accuracy and reliability of Chinese nuclear missiles.
Show a couple in fig leaves against a woodland setting, bring on a pair of boys, have one kill the other, and it is not just the rocket scientists in the audience who will be able to figure out that one is Cain and the other is Abel.
Static stability margin, thrust-to-weight ratios and composite propellants -- that may seem like a foreign language to some, but its everyday lingo for the dozens of young rocket scientists competing at this weekends Student Launch, on April 16, near NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The North's official media said Saturday that Kim made the call at a banquet for rocket scientists Friday in Pyongyang.
Your crime-free streets sparkle like new pins, doctors wait idly for their next patient, and NASA chiefs loiter outside your school gates awaiting the next crop of rocket scientists.
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The rocket scientists could not seem to master even this simple concept.