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Careers in Finance for Tech Graduates


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There are various fields a tech graduate can opt for, while finance involves a lot of commercial aspects, there also is a technological side.

With the advent of HFT and algorithmic trading the technical side of finance has been ever evolving.

The possibilities have expanded - Trading itself has segments such as hedge funds, sell side & vendors. These segments further branch out into quantitative roles and technological development.

The presentation will help any technical graduate enter this vast and ever changing domain of financial markets.

You can also view the video of this presentation here -

If you are interested in this domain, find out how to learn and build your career at our website:

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Careers in Finance for Tech Graduates

  1. 1. Sunith Reddy 1 Feb 2015 Careers in Finance for Tech Graduates
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  3. 3. Why a career in Finance? I wanna make sure you’re ready, brother. Here it is: Show me the money. -Rob Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)
  4. 4. The possibilities I-Banking • Tech/IT support • Analytics • Number crunching VC/PE • Sector specialist ….. and
  5. 5. The Possibilities Trading (Hedge funds, Sell Side, Vendors) Quantitative roles Strategy development/optimization Quant model development Technology development Platform development Tools Algorithm development Connectivity specialists Network specialists
  6. 6. What’s so special about now?
  7. 7. Architecture of a Traditional Trading System Order Manager Market Data Operation al Data Store Exchange Data Warehouse / Storehouse of historical data Data Vendor Trader’s tool Main Centre of operations – analyzing market data wrt to historical data in operational data store and generating orders Application Server Exchange
  8. 8. System Architecture of an Automated Trading System Application Order Manager Market Data Complex Event Processing engine Exchange 1 Storage Application Server Exchange Strategy Settings UI State Mgmt (PnL + Position) Order / Execution Monitor Within application RMS Maths Calc RMS Admin Monitor Exchange 2 F I X F I X Data Normalizer Order Router Back office record MktData Store Event History Adaptor for third party apps – R, Matlab, etc Data Retrieval Data Vendor Replay of stored data Simulator exchange
  9. 9. “Responsible for most technology innovations in the last decade, the army and trading world are” - Master Yoda
  10. 10. Eg-1 Kernel Bypass
  11. 11. Example 2 – Microwave communication • Microwave communication
  12. 12. NaturalLanguageProcessing •News based analytics •Error detections •Pattern recognition Hardwareengineers •Hardware parsing of data •Strategy baked into the hardware Networkspecialists •Accelerate packet processing •Kernel bypassing DataScientists •Needle in the haystack problems. •Finding non- random patterns •Strategy development Gaps in todays market
  13. 13. Thank You! To Learn Automated Trading Email: Connect With Us: SINGAPORE 11 Collyer Quay, #10-10, The Arcade, Singapore - 049317 Phone: +65-6221-3654 INDIA A-309, Boomerang, Chandivali Farm Road, Powai, Mumbai - 400 072 Phone: +91-022-61691400