Hi, I'm an undergrad student who is interested in becoming a quant.

However, I know very little about quant jobs and have some questions.

I know that most quants come from Math, physics field.

Why are physycists favored in this field?

They seem to have significantly less mathematical knowledge.

What useful skills do they have?

What about Engineers?

Are there a lot of Engineering PHDs?

What useful skills do they have?

Is it disadvantageous to have a Engineering PHD than math or physids phd?

Thanks.