Australian quant work hours

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Australian quant work hours

Postby KevinT » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:46 am

Does anyone know what kind of hours quants in Sydney and/or Melbourne work? My instincts suggest it would be less than that of their London/NY counterparts, but this is pure speculation.

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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby mj » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:11 am

my impression is that Sydney quants work more and get paid less than London ones. With today's exchange rate their salaries look better than they did.
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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby KevinT » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:08 am

Wow, that wasn't what I expected! Here I was thinking that the laidback lifestyle in this country extended (at least a little bit) to its financial community. Thanks Mark!
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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby mj » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:11 am

my investigations convinced to be a professor not a quant here!
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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby KevinT » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:03 am

And a wise choice, too. Greater flexibility, less hours, and potentially much better money; I've heard - and I believe it to be public knowledge - that John Hull's salary is on the order of $400k/year. Clearly the solution to all of our problems is simply to write a best-selling finance textbook...
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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby mj » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:56 am

profs in Australia don't get 400k either...
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Re: Australian quant work hours

Postby KevinT » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:07 pm

True. But if you start charging more for your books, you never know...
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