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Mr. Quant Research

About Me:

I have worked as a risk quant for a bank (GS/JPM) and am currently working as a quant researcher at a leading Indian prop-trading shop. I wish to get into the “business” side of things a bit more and learn how to invest in companies, rather than trade.


Undergrad School: IIT Kanpur

Undergrad Major: Computer Science

GPA: 8.2/10

GMAT: 760

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CFA L2

School Name: CFA Institute

Extracurriculars: Worked with CSR arm of a leading Indian company by making instructional videos about Math for rural school teachers

Work History:

Title: Quantitative Researcher

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Quantitative Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Helped conduct interviews for campus recruitment. Made a tool in the first job that was used across the bank to monitor firm-wide risk.

Post MBA Goal:

Break into investment management / private equity and understand the dynamics of business.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You’ve got some great stats that are above average for Wharton (and any school). Looks like work experience is a tad on the low side but not in red-flag territory. You’ll need to really explain why NOW is the time to get the MBA. PE is notoriously hard to break into without pre-MBA experience but not impossible. I think Wharton would want to learn more about WHY PE or investment management. You don’t say much about the reason for that goal, or in what area of PE, or if that’s the ST and the LT goal. Explain in your essays more of that why — perhaps something you’ve experienced in your current role that makes you want to …

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