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Computer Scientists Are Smarter Than You, Says Guy

And they're coming for the hedge fund jobs.
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Get it? Didn't think so.

Teaching them finance? No problem. Turning a trader into a quant? Forget about it.

“Traders used to be first-class citizens of the financial world, but that’s not true any more. Technologists are the priority now,” says Jared Butler, a headhunter at Selby Jennings. “It’s easier to hire a computer scientist and teach them the financial world than the other way around.”

Hedge funds poach computer scientists from Silicon Valley [FT]


By D J Shin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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