Fitch Learning Launches CQF Career Guide for Quantitative Finance Industry Growth – FE News
The CQF Institute, part of Fitch Learning, announced today (May 17) that it has published “The CQF Career Guide to Quantitative Finance”, which is designed for people looking for career information in Quantitative Finance and want to explore the key career paths available in this growing industry and the average salary quants can earn in North America, Europe and Asia.
Professionals with quantitative skills are in high demand. Quantitative finance is a challenging field with excellent opportunities for curious and highly motivated people. Roles in quantitative finance offer good salaries, growth opportunities and considerable job satisfaction for people who want to apply a set of technical skills to the real world of financial markets. Recruiters specializing in quant placement expressed the opinion that 2021 has been a very good year and that they expect the strong hiring trends to continue in the financial sector, as well as within the ecosystem of tech companies and the consulting firms that serve it.
Some essential skills are necessary for a career in quantitative finance. In a recent survey conducted by the CQF Institute, 58% of respondents said math, finance, and programming are all very important to developing a career in quantitative finance. The guide notes the importance of these traditional skills for a career in quantitative finance and also examines emerging areas in the field and how professionals can prepare for future employment opportunities.
The Guide covers six career paths in quantitative finance:
- Data science and machine learning
- Portfolio Management
- Risk management
- Quantitative strategies and research
- Quantitative trade
In each of these six job categories, there is also an emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills, technical expertise and knowledge of specialized areas of finance. However, some roles require strong communication skills and involve a significant amount of interaction with internal and external customers. A challenging and satisfying career in quantitative finance depends on an employee’s ability to adapt to changing financial market conditions and a desire to continually improve their skills and perspective.
Dr. Randeep Gug, CEO of the CQF Institute, said:
“Our innovative guide is designed to provide key information on six career paths open to quants in the busiest and most exciting areas of today’s financial markets. We hope it will be useful for young professionals in options, choose to invest wisely in continuing education in quantitative finance, and continue to find rewarding, long-term career paths in this exciting industry.
The complete Careers Guide is available for download here.
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