Monday, January 20, 2020
Professor Patrick Zoro speaks with Quant Dimitri Bianco, FRM (YouTuber with 8,000 subscribers, 596,000 views over past 4 years) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLHvJ1KNGE1s-A3ODiSgplw
about what students should know when selecting a Financial Engineering or Quant program. With more than 40 programs to pick from the US along, students have a daunting task. While the rewards can be had with possible starting salaries in excess of $150k, so are the pitfalls. This extensive podcast addresses several salient topics such as: Rigor of programs, Cohort dynamics, Financial Engineering history, Risk Management, Machine Learning, Hedge Funds, Fake vs real programs, Use of electives, Salaries.