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Advice from the ex-Goldman Sachs strat who quit for YouTube

Advice from the ex-Goldman Sachs strat who quit for YouTube

When Sergei Perfiliev left Goldman Sachs after four years in May this year, he offered some thoughts on his career on his Twitter account. Working as a quant isn’t quite as glamorous as you might think, said Perfiliev. Firstly, it’s not all about modelling: as a quant your main responsibility is “to help traders calculate prices and risks of their books correctly.” If this is done wrong it becomes a point of obsession for the whole team – even at 1am. Perfiliev said getting the numbers right can be simple, but it can also involve, “a few hours or […]

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