THE TOP 10 QUANT SCHOOLS OF 2012

Top 10 Quant Schools of 2012

COVER STORIES

The Top 10 Quant Schools Of 2012
Where will the next generation of quantitative engineers come from? According to Wall Street pros, these are the elite quant programs.

Inside the Education of a Quant
Wall Street firms may be shedding jobs, but they still need quants. Baruch College's Jim Gatheral and Dan Stefanica discuss what's in store for the Quant Class of 2012.

Why Wall Street Is Hungry For Quants, Even As It Shrinks
Quantitative analysis is the fastest growing area on Wall Street. Advanced Trading explores why quants are in such high demand, what the next generation of quants is learning, and how the buy side is putting them to work.


TRADING TECH DIRECTORY

Agency Brokerages
In today's increasingly fragmented and complex markets, partnering with the right execution provider is more critical than ever. Advanced Trading's latest directory highlights the industry's top agency brokerages and provides insight into the technology and services they offer, the markets they serve, and the quality of the executions they provide.

INDUSTRY VOICE

Hedge Funds Must Search for Alpha Compliance, Too
Hedge funds must alter their approach to compliance as they face a new level of scrutiny from both regulators and investors, says NICE Actimize's Stephen Anikewich.

FROM THE EDITOR

The Making of a Quant
Today, quants are Wall Street's hottest commodity, and competition for their services is fierce. To fill the quant pipeline, Wall Street's top firms often turn to elite graduate programs from the nation's top universities.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR

Take a Tour of Liquidnet's Trading Floor
Liquidnet is a full-service institutional agency brokerage firm whose core mission is to provide block liquidity to like-minded buy side traders. Launched in 2001, Liquidnet's pool of natural liquidity enables fund managers to negotiate large blocks of equities directly and anonymously with each other. Today, Liquidnet operates a global institutional trading network in 39 equity markets across five continents with offices in London, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Singapore. Expanding its value-added services for the buy-side, Liquidnet now offers a suite of algorithms, data analytics, as well as commission management services.


MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Half of Hedge Funds Skittish on 2012: Survey
Roughly 48 percent of hedge fund managers surveyed indicated that 2012 will be a difficult year for the sector, with nearly 40 percent expressing concern that the U.S. could enter a 'double-dip' recession.


Is the End of Single-Stock Circuit Breakers Near?
The SEC's forthcoming 'limit up, limit down' provision could be a better way of dealing with erroneous trades and runaway markets.


STREET CRED

How the JOBS Act Will Impact Hedge Funds
The recently passed Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act is about more than jobs. The new regulation is likely to drive consolidation among asset managers, and small hedge funds are in danger of being forced out of the game, says Larry Tabb.


AT THE CLOSE

Quants Are In Demand, But Who's Hiring?
Top schools are producing quants and Wall Street recruiters are out in force, but is the street hiring these newly minuted graduates?