What is a Quant? – Financial Quantitative Analyst

In this video we discuss what a Financial Quantitative Analyst is and does! A Quant for short is someone who has deep knowledge of financial mathematics. This is a specific type of mathematics that relates to no arbitrage pricing and delves into Ito Calculus and some very difficult probability theory.

In my opinion (and I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments section), a Financial Quant is someone who has developed a strong skillset in Probability & Statistics, Computer Science & Programming, and has a very strong understanding of Financial Mathematics.

Even though I have studied financial mathematics, I would not describe myself as a Quant! Feel free to check out my book recommendations below and please read the disclaimer.

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00:00 Intro
00:35 What is a Quant?
01:00 Quantitative skill set
03:20 Types of Financial Quants
05:37 Book Recommendations

★ ★ 📚 Book Recommendations 📚 ★ ★
📚 Stochastic Calculus for Finance I: The Binomial Asset Pricing Model
📚 Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models
📚 Implementing Derivative Models
📚 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data in R

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