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quant

1. A quantitative analysis. I tend to prefer using quants to when determining our marketing strategies.
2. Someone who prefers to make quantitative analyses (as opposed to qualitative ones). Most people tend to be quals when they make purchasing decisions, but about one in seven are quants.

quan

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quant

1. and quan n. quantitative analysis. (Scientific and collegiate.) I didn’t study enough for my quant test.
2. n. a technician who works in securities market analysis. He was a quant on Wall Street for two years.
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"I feel that worked incredibly well, and we will probably continue that where we think we are going to get at least 20% of the room that are the actual quants doing the analysis, versus the discretionary PMs, analysts and COOs and so on."
Leigh Drogen, the founder of crowdsourced financial analysis platform Estimize, started organizing quant training for discretionary traders when he heard about portfolio managers going to night classes to learn data science.
The president and chief investment officer of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Merk Investments notes that quant strategies are great, until policymakers "change the rules." It's a risk that plays particular havoc in the currency space.
Unfortunately, so many firms think "quants" are the answer to their problems.
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The quants; how a small band of math wizards took over Wall St.
Lindsey and Schachter bring together stories of 25 individuals, or "quants," who design and implement mathematical models for the pricing of derivatives, assessment of risk, or prediction of market movements.