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Risk management is a critical function of Middle Office. Here is a look at Credit Risk Management. Continue reading
Moving from the risk taking side (Front Office) to the risk control side (Middle Office), this post gives you a general outline of what this second office does. Continue reading
On the vital role of quantitative developers in an investment bank. Continue reading
The profit centers of an investment bank, trading desks command enormous prestige. And bonuses, which can easy range up to a few times their annual salary. Continue reading
Sales – another crucial team in the Front Office of any bank. Continue reading
Economists (with too many hands) find their place in Front Office of investment banks. Continue reading
Front Office, the world and customer facing side of an investment bank, houses both the rainmakers and rogue-traders, along with their support teams. Continue reading
A short introduction to the static structure of an investment bank. We will have much more to say about it later on. Continue reading
What is a trading platform? Why does everybody want it? And how do we get one? Third post in this series on quantitative development. Continue reading
Here is the agenda of these posts. And more than you wanted to know about all sorts of agendas. Continue reading
First post in a long series on Principles of Quantitative Development , on how an investment bank works. Continue reading
After migrating to a Mac from a Time Machine backup, do you have missing events in your iPhoto library? Do not panic. Here is how to recover from the situation. Or better still, prevent it from happening.. Continue reading
How to use online storage as your virtual thumbdrive and more.
Practical advice for budding bloggers and webmasters — what kind of web-hosting is appropriate for you?
Unreal Blog has moved to a new powerful server (and sent out thousands of annoying emails during the process). Here is how it happened.
About Dropbox, a cloud computing service that you will find extremely useful — if you work with multiple computers.
Have a problem of your laptop or PC staying blank after waking up from hibernation or the sleep mode? Here is how to fix it.
The Age of Spiritual Machines, an insightful book, forces us to rethink what we mean by intelligence and consciousness, not merely at a technological level, but at a philosophical level. Continue reading
This article, to appear in the Wilmott Magazine, discusses the issues involved in rolling out a pricing model as a deployed platform for trading. Although of more direct interest to the practitioners, this article may appeal to those who find the mysterious field of global markets intriguing.
[...] The financial industry keeps up with the developments in the computer industry for one simple reason. Stronger computers and smarter programs mean more money — a concept we readily grasp. As we use the latest and greatest in computer technology and pour money into it, we fuel further developments in the computing field. In other words, not only did we start the fire, we actively fan it as well. But it is not a bad fire; the positive feedback loop that we helped set up has served both the industries well. [...] Continue reading