Note all 5 questions must now be answered in order for you to be approved for the group. #1 What is your interest in QF ? Why are you drawn to it ?
From the math and analytics side.
What do you hope this group will do for you?
tools it my toolbox
The main purpose of this group is for local NY/NJ Quants and Quant wannabe's to meet in person or discuss on the message board. Would you be interested in actively participating on the Message Boards or meeting in person?
What is your professional background ? What was/is your careerpath to QF ?
Self taught, in engineering
The Wilmott Forums, Quantnet.org and Nuclearphynance are great online financial engineering communities. The purpose of this group specifically is to encourage active group participation. Have you RSVP'd yet YES/NO/MAYBE for our next event?
Meet with other quantitative finance professionals in your local area that are in or interested in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Finance (Quant Devs, Quant Analysts, Traders, Risk Managers and others interested) Discuss the field and develop professional network while making new friends.
Discuss financial models and attend industry events.
Meet locally and online. Use this forum to discuss the field in general, careers, schools and technical/theoretical problems. Please see the Message Boards link on the left for discussion about these topics and discussions on face-to-face meetups.
The purpose of this group is to create a local NY/NJ community of Quant-heads to meet in person. We are interested in practical financial engineering topics like : Market Microstructure, Stochastic pricing models, derivatives pricing, risk management, volatility arbitrage, GARCH models, dark pools of liquidity, time series analysis,portfolio optimization, algo trading, volatility surfaces, etc. Group's wiki page is at : http://nyfinancialengineer.wikispaces.com/