As a quantitative analyst you will be analysing the market trends and making decisions on investment and other financial matters with the aim of reducing risk and/or generating profits.
Quantitative analysts will collect and analyse data often used in financial decision-making. They will be developing and implementing different mathematical models in making decisions about risk management, investments and pricing of financial firms.
Studying mathematics or statistics as a subject at plus two level and securing a good score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into a bachelor degree in Maths/Statistics.
The common courses at the UG level in this area are BSc Mathematics, BSc/ BA Statistics or Bachelor’s in Economics. The duration of the course will be three years.
After completing UG you can go for Masters in Quantitative Economics or Quantitative Finance. The duration of the courses will be two years.
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A quantitative analyst should possess good communication skills, as they have to properly communicate their findings and analysis to the officials and management.
Writing skill is very important as they have to write reports and articles based on their analysis.
The market trends are erratic and fluctuating. So a quantitative analyst should possess the ability to solve unanticipated problems in the best way possible.
All the market trends and changes should be critically analysed to get accurate results and provide appropriate recommendations.
Quantitative analyst should have good technical skills, knowledge about various computer programs and software used for analysis of the data.