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.”