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Daniel Duffy of Wilmott explains why DotNet CSharp is wise for financial market applications and automated trading systems vs C Plus Plus

Daniel Duffy of Wilmott explains why DotNet CSharp is wise for financial market applications and automated trading systems vs C Plus Plus

I just discovered this from a well known professor. He explains why DotNet is useful for these type of platforms as well as his views of C++.

http://www.wilmott.com/blogs/cuchulainn/index.cfm/BK

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Pay rates for doing maths in banks, Matlab in Computational Finance, Mathematica In London,Paris, Frankfurt & Zuerich, Daniel Duffy in London, and Attilio Meucci in NY

Subject: Pay rates for doing maths in banks, Matlab in Computational Finance, Mathematica In London,Paris, Frankfurt & Zuerich, Daniel Duffy in London, and Attilio Meucci in NY
Do you use (or misuse) maths in your finance job ?
We’re surveying pay levels for quants, quant developers, algo traders, asset managers, risk people, strats, structurers, analytics developers, risk developers etc. because it’s ironic that those who do numbers for banks have such poor quality numbers to work out how they are paid relative to others.

http://bit.ly/koFj1Q

It is completely confidential because we use a 3rd party SurveyMonkey to collect results. It’s 3-5 minutes, yes really, we’ve tested it.

We’ve have >4,500 responses so far but the reason *you* need to fill this form is that this is a field with lots of specialisations, and one factor can make a significant difference in your pay, so contributing your numbers means you get better information.

We will of course be publishing interesting results on Wilmott.com and through the Trading Tech group. This is the last week before we start publishing final results so you may want to act sooner rather than later,
http://bit.ly/koFj1Q

Dates for Your Diary
Computational Finance with Mathematica -New technologies for accelerating quantitative analytics,
http://bit.ly/k1imgk
Wednesday 14 June Zurich
Wednesday 15 June Frankfurt
Speakers
Efficient Valuation of Complex Derivatives on the GPU
Dr. Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH
In the pricing and risk analysis of structured financial instruments, numerical methods for valuation, as well as calibration of the model parameters, have to be implemented very carefully. The calibration often leads to optimization problems for which local algorithms do not converge. We present an efficient hybrid global/local algorithm and compare them to global optimization.

Daniel Duffy author of several major books on financial programming, is running the following workshops in London

One-day Master Class: The Alternating Direction Explicit (ADE) Finite Difference Method. Fast, Unconditionally Stable, High-Order Schemes for Derivatives Pricing and Hedging (8 July, London)
http://bit.ly/fFikUq

Creating Trading and Quant Applications in C# and Excel (September 20, 21, 22 London)
http://bit.ly/dHnXPz

Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp
by Attilio Meucci
August 15-20, 2011, Baruch College, New York City
http://bit.ly/jDv3nq

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Quant/Risk/Trading/Algo/Modeling pay survey, Yann Ticot in London, Matlab Computational Finance, Daniel Duffy in London, GPUs, Attilio Meucci and Paul Wilmott

  • Quant/Risk/Trading/Algo/Modeling pay survey, Yann Ticot in London, Matlab Computational Finance, Daniel Duffy in London, GPUs, Attilio Meucci and Paul Wilmott in New York and Mathematica over Europe.

It’s ironic that currently those who do numbers for banks have such poor quality numbers to work out whether they are getting the market rate..
Since the Quant group now has a high % of people in these areas we are doing an anonymous pay survey receiving 3,500 responses so far, which already makes it the most thorough research ever done in the Quant field, as well as providing averaging anonnymity to contributors.

http://svy.mk/letqkA

It’s completely confidential because we use a 3rd party SurveyMonkey to collect results. We don’t ask your name, and if it turns out that a given segment has too few people in it to mask the identities of those who respond we won’t publish that result.

Why should *you* bother filling this in ?
It is only 3-4 minutes, mostly just clicking boxes with easy questions in them.
We’ve had people test it just to make sure it doesn’t suck up your life with vast arrays of imponderable nonsense.
This is a field with lots of specialisations, and one factor can make a significant difference in your pay, which means if you don’t respond, the numbers for people just like you won’t be quite as good, and I hope I don’t have to make the case for having good numbers for important decisions.

I have started to publish preliminary results on Wilmott.com, and with your help we can make them better.
http://svy.mk/letqkA

Dates for Your Diary
Financial engineering workshops @ Cass

Thursday 9 June Yann Ticot (BAML) “Pricing Inflation Vanillas and Exotics”.

If you want to come, RSVP to stewart.hodges.1@city.ac.uk

MATLAB Computational Finance Virtual Conference – June 9th, 2011

Presentations from Deutsche (on HFT), Dexia (on Basel II, Credit Risk & back-testing), Banc Sabadell (on enterprise deployment of pricing & trading analytics), IMF (on economic forecasting), Bank of Canada (on Systemic Risk), Attilio Meucci (on PRAYER framework), Model IT (on Solvency II and insurance risk) and CamraData (on the threat of the Pythagorean cult)

http://matlab.my/mrBAbH

Computational Finance with Mathematica -New technologies for accelerating quantitative analytics,
bit.ly/k1imgk
Monday 6th June London
Tuesday 7th June Paris
Wednesday 14 June Zurich
Wednesday 15 June Frankfurt
Speakers
Efficient Valuation of Complex Derivatives on the GPU
Dr. Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH
In the pricing and risk analysis of structured financial instruments, numerical methods for valuation, as well as calibration of the model parameters, have to be implemented very carefully. The calibration often leads to optimization problems for which local algorithms do not converge. We present an efficient hybrid global/local algorithm and compare them to global optimization.
I will be at the Monday event, if anyone wants to go for a drink afterwards.

Daniel Duffy author of several major books on financial programming, is running the following workshops:

One-day Master Class: The Alternating Direction Explicit (ADE) Finite Difference Method. Fast, Unconditionally Stable, High-Order Schemes for Derivatives Pricing and Hedging (8 July, London)
http://bit.ly/fFikUq

Creating Trading and Quant Applications in C# and Excel (September 20, 21, 22 London)
http://bit.ly/dHnXPz

CQF Information Session
Thursday 2nd June New York 6.30pm Marriott Courtyard Midtown East Manhattan
http://bit.ly/iLmYh7

Your last chance to meet Paul Wilmott and learn about the content of the Certificate in quantitative Finance

Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp
by Attilio Meucci
August 15-20, 2011, Baruch College, New York City
http://bit.ly/jDv3nq

 

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Pay Survey, Matlab in Computational Finance, Mathematica In London,Paris, Frankfurt & Zuerich, Daniel Duffy in London, and Attilio Meucci in NY and The Thalesians are doing FPGAs in NY

Do you use (or misuse) maths in your finance job ?
We’re surveying pay levels for quants, algo traders, asset managers, risk people, strats, structurers etc. because it’s ironic that those who do numbers for banks have such poor quality numbers to work out how they are paid relative to others.

http://svy.mk/letqkA

It is completely confidential because we use a 3rd party SurveyMonkey to collect results. It’s 3-5 minutes, yes really, we’ve tested it.

The reason *you* need to fill this form is that this is a field with lots of specialisations, and one factor can make a significant difference in your pay, so contributing your numbers means you get better information.

We will of course be publishing interesting results on Wilmott.com

Dates for Your Diary
MATLAB Computational Finance Virtual Conference – June 9th, 2011

Presentations from Deutsche (on HFT), Dexia (on Basel II, Credit Risk & back-testing), Banc Sabadell (on enterprise deployment of pricing & trading analytics), IMF (on economic forecasting), Bank of Canada (on Systemic Risk), Attilio Meucci (on PRAYER framework), Model IT (on Solvency II and insurance risk) and CamraData (on the threat of the Pythagorean cult)

http://matlab.my/mrBAbH

Computational Finance with Mathematica -New technologies for accelerating quantitative analytics,
bit.ly/k1imgk
Monday 6th June London
Tuesday 7th June Paris
Wednesday 14 June Zurich
Wednesday 15 June Frankfurt
Speakers
Efficient Valuation of Complex Derivatives on the GPU
Dr. Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH
In the pricing and risk analysis of structured financial instruments, numerical methods for valuation, as well as calibration of the model parameters, have to be implemented very carefully. The calibration often leads to optimization problems for which local algorithms do not converge. We present an efficient hybrid global/local algorithm and compare them to global optimization.

Daniel Duffy author of several major books on financial programming, is running the following workshops:

One-day Master Class: The Alternating Direction Explicit (ADE) Finite Difference Method. Fast, Unconditionally Stable, High-Order Schemes for Derivatives Pricing and Hedging (8 July, London)
http://bit.ly/fFikUq

Creating Trading and Quant Applications in C# and Excel (September 20, 21, 22 London)
http://bit.ly/dHnXPz

Thalesian Seminar (NYC) Rakesh Joshi:FPGAs in HFT
6:30, Wednesday May 25
3rd Floor Playwright Tavern
202 W 49th St, NYC
http://bit.ly/iwzPqy

Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp
by Attilio Meucci
August 15-20, 2011, Baruch College, New York City
http://bit.ly/jDv3nq

NOTE I now post my TRADING ALERTS into my personal FACEBOOK ACCOUNT and TWITTER. Don't worry as I don't post stupid cat videos or what I eat!

Events for Data Management , Daniel Duffy, Mathematica , GPU FPGAs, High Frequency Trading Dinner with the Real Time Club

Data Management in NY, Daniel Duffy in London, Mathematica / GPU in Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich & London, FPGAs in NY and High Frequency Trading Dinner with the Real Time Club in Whitehall. Dates for your Diary Data Management for Risk, Analytics and Valuations – New York City, May 17 http://bit.ly/iXIphY Apparently there is a lot of data in banks. Keeping track of it all, trying to work out if it’s correct and then working out what (if anything) it means is a pain. The question is whether it is your pain ? If a bank is paying you to do this then those nice people at A-Team are holding a one day conference with speakers who have shared your pain and offer some solutions, and even opportunities to look good to your boss. These people come from The Fed, Commerzbank, S&P, EMC, Oracle, Citi etc and there will be the chance to pick their brains as well as those of your peers over coffee, the day finishing with a well earned glass of wine. Computational Finance with Mathematica -New technologies for accelerating quantitative analytics, bit.ly/k1imgk Monday 6th June London Tuesday 7th June Paris Wednesday 14 June Zurich Wednesday 15 June Frankfurt Speakers Efficient Valuation of Complex Derivatives on the GPU Dr. Andreas Binder, MathConsult GmbH In the pricing and risk analysis of structured financial instruments, numerical methods for valuation, as well as calibration of the model parameters, have to be implemented very carefully. The calibration often leads to optimization problems for which local algorithms do not converge. We present an efficient hybrid global/local algorithm and compare them to global optimization. Dr. Michael Kelly, Wolfram Research Significant profits in finance are determined by the power, scope, ease, and speed of the computational toolset available. Mathematica has built upon its world-famous suite of mathematical, statistical, and computational functions to deliver a new range of financial capability. Whether it is the evaluation of bonds, cashflows, annuities, or derivatives or the estimation of underlying distributions,Mathematica has a diverse suite of functions to determine prices with ease and flexibility. John Ashley, NVIDIA Find out how the latest technology is shaping the modern finance industry talks from Nvidia, Wolfram Research and UnRisk, including live benchmarking of the speed-ups achieved. events-europe@wolfram.co.uk Daniel Duffy author of several major books on financial programming, and holds the following workshops: 2-day workshop PDE/FDM Methods in Computational Finance: Theory, Algorithms and Applications (May 19, 20 London) http://bit.ly/hqj9Ba One-day Master Class: The Alternating Direction Explicit (ADE) Finite Difference Method. Fast, Unconditionally Stable, High-Order Schemes for Derivatives Pricing and Hedging (8 July, London) http://bit.ly/fFikUq Creating Trading and Quant Applications in C# and Excel (September 20, 21, 22 London) http://bit.ly/dHnXPz Thalesian Seminar (NYC) Rakesh Joshi:FPGAs in HFT 6:30, Wednesday May 25 3rd Floor Playwright Tavern 202 W 49th St, NYC http://bit.ly/iwzPqy Real Time Club Dinner : Debate on High-Frequency Trading: A Formula for Liquidity or a Recipe for Meltdown? May 23, 6:00-9:00 PM am been a member of the Real Time Club, London’s oldest technology dining club; established in 1967 we hold regular dinners at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall to discuss the technology issues of the day. It won’t shock you that HFT is an issue that deserves not only our attention but also a rather good dinner and bottle of wine to get right. RTC members are an eclectic mix of academics, practitioners, bankers, techies, entrepreneurs and regulators; but for this event you do not have to be a member of either the RTC or the Liberal Club If you would like to book online go to http://bit.ly/f04i7C

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