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PHD financial maths!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:28 pm
by bbc
Hi mark,

quick background: did Msc at warwick in FM, b4 hand a statistics degree at glasgow Bsc

now: considered a PHD in financial maths, and went for it, applied and got into oxford with prof mike giles ( research on montecarlo methods, multilevel that is)

question: Will a PHD in FM be any disadvantage to me as its not a traditional choice to become a quant unlike maths,physcics etc?

thanks

Re: PHD financial maths!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:11 am
by mj
Well, having Oxford on your cv is a big plus, and Giles' work on Greeks is well known.

A lot of hiring depends on the interviewer -- like attracts like...

With the growth of phd programs, it's become more normal to have a phd
in financial maths so I wouldn't worry.

Basically, I wouldn't advise turning down this opportunity unless you have a really
superb counter-offer.