Archive for December 2013

Consumer confidence jumps more than expected in December

U.S. consumer confidence rose in December as consumers grew more optimistic about the job market, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 78.1 from an upwardly revised 72.0 in November. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a reading of … Continue reading »

Quantitative Analyst – Benjamin Moore – Montvale, NJ

Job Description Apply data driven analytics to: quantify revenue and margin impact of existing and proposed pricing programs measure the effectiveness of pricing strategies identify revenue/margin opportunities and risks by channel, segment, and product category recommend refinements to pricing programs Perform financial and statistical modeling using large volumes of data to measure price elasticity and … Continue reading »

Business Analyst / Quantitative Analyst – RBS Citizens – Bridgeport, CT

Are you mathematically inclined, up for a challenge and able to work well in a team? If so, we have a role that you ll thrive in. As a Sr. Quantitative Analyst, you ll incorporate sound credit risk principles into new strategies for Property Secured Risk analytics. In return, you ll have an outstanding platform … Continue reading »

2014 Global Quantitative Group Summer Associate Program – Bank of America – NYC

Our Business: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Sales & Trading professionals deliver innovative solutions and exceptional execution to help clients meet their complex financial objectives. We make markets in virtually all major asset classes, covering both the Debt and Equity product spectrums. We are active in both the Cash and Derivative markets. We have a … Continue reading »

Why JPMorgan is Hiring Children of China’s Elite

In a series of late-night emails, JPMorgan Chase executives in Hong Kong lamented the loss of a lucrative assignment. “We lost a deal to DB today because they got chairman’s daughter work for them this summer,” one JPMorgan investment banking executive remarked to colleagues, using the initials for Deutsche Bank. The loss of that business … Continue reading »

11 Bitcoin Myths

While there were plenty of other big surprises in 2013, no business story likely was more unique than bitcoin, the online simulated currency that threatened to shake up the global monetary system. Debate raged over bitcoin’s legitimacy: Was it just a playful creation of hobbyists, or a new exchange medium brought about as a logical … Continue reading »

To save, wait until 2014 for these five purchases

Amid the post-holiday clearance rush, some purchases are better left until 2014. Despite the enticing pitches—”We’re clearing out!” “Our biggest sale of the year!” “Didn’t get what you want? We can fix that!”—experts say sales aren’t yet at their best for many items. Waiting until next year could mean better deals on purchases as varied … Continue reading »

Quantitative Analyst, Algorithmic Trading – ITG – NYC

Description/Responsibilities: Quantitative Analysts have the opportunity to work on projects related to algorithmic trading, liquidity management, and market microstructure. This position offers exposure to many areas in electronic trading and range of projects and responsibilities. ITG is a desirable career destination for exceptional individuals who share the firm’s vision and passion for transforming how the … Continue reading »

Quantitative Analyst – Morningstar – Chicago, IL

The Group: Morningstar’s Research group provides independent analysis on individual securities, funds, markets, and portfolios. The Research group also provides data on hundreds of thousands of investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on millions of equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to … Continue reading »

Cutoff in federal jobless aid looms Saturday

Some 1.3 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits Saturday, escalating a battle between proponents of smaller government and advocates for the jobless who say the move will hurt the overall economy. Federal emergency benefits will end when funds run out for a program created during the recession to supplement the benefits that … Continue reading »

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