I'm from Argentina, and I recently graduated in economics. Finance is my passion, and particularly I enjoy and have been introducing myself lately in the field of quantitative finance.
My aim is to become a quant, in the way it is described here in your page. I have several questions i wish to make to you:
1) What kind of masters program do you advice me to do? Here in my country, the postgraduate offers in finance do not suit the requirements of a quant
2) The mathematic knowledge i aquired is related to what economics use and demand: calculus, ordinary differential equations and dynamic optimization. What further subjects should i know? Could you recommend me some books?
3) I have been reading for a while several C++ books. I had limited programming knowledge before i started, but that hasn't impeded me from learning at least the basics. Should I incorporate other concepts of programming besides C++?
4) As regards to statistics, i have strong knowledge of time series econometrics (as well as cross-section), and i have learned other concepts that are fundamental to finance, like Markov chains. On what other issues should I deepen?
I have read other threads, and i know that a quant's profile suits better with physics or math students, but as i said before, becoming a quant is the main objective of my life, and I'm ready to make the necessary effort to become one.
Thanks in advance