Is Quant’s Life Hard or Easy?

Last month, efinancialcarreeers published a post, stating that quant’s life is getting harder these days. Back in the day, a quant in finance could devise a strategy, sit back and let the money roll in while lounging about in a silk robe with a fat cigar. Such are the halcyon …

Modern Portfolio Theory-The Efficient Frontier

Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is a theory developed by Harry Markowitz in 1952, which later earned him a Nobel Prize in Economics. The theory states that investors can create an ideal portfolio of investments that can provide them with maximum returns while also taking an optimal amount of risk. The …

What It Takes to Win at Quantitative Investing

A recent podcast on Bloomberg offers some interesting perspectives on quantitative investing. Interest in quantitative investing strategies continues to grow; however, as the space gets more competitive, making money and winning gets harder and harder. Computation costs alone can be prohibitive. On the latest episode, we speak with Columbia Business …