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Rise and Fall of the Quants - IEEE Spectrum
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Written by Petter Kolm   

You might guess that Wall Street is now shunning physicists, mathematicians, and engineers, but you’d be wrong. Talented people with quantitative backgrounds are more welcome than ever, says Petter Kolm, deputy director of New York University’s masters program for mathematics in finance and formerly a quant for Goldman Sachs.

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Codes for Coders - Securities Industry News
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Developers of proprietary trading code for prominent Wall Street firms and hedge funds may be under increased scrutiny following recent allegations of data thefts.

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Paris Derivatives Jobs Burn as Market Rues Exotics - Bloomberg
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“Before the crisis, I thought there was a 90 percent probability the internship would end with a job,” said Bary, 24, who finished her six-month stint in January structuring insurance products at the bank’s derivatives unit.

Exotic equity derivatives, typically traded over the counter, have fallen out of favor with investors concerned about the risks associated with opaque financial instruments, said Petter Kolm, deputy director of mathematics in the finance masters program at New York University. 

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Banks Struggle to Secure Trading Codes - Reuters
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