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QuantNet Best-selling Quant Books of 2013

Discussion in 'Books' started by Andy Nguyen, 1/24/14.

  1. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Member

    QuantNet has been compiling the annual list of best-selling quant books our members purchase every year since 2010 (see the best-selling list of 2010, 2011,2012). The following list is 20 best-selling quant books of 2013, compiled from aggregate, anonymously collected data and provided by Amazon with QuantNet tags.

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    1. A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition - Dan Stefanica
    2. Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions - Frederick Mosteller
    3. Solutions Manual - A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition - Dan Stefanica
    4. 150 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Quant Interviews - Dan Stefanica, Rados Radoicic, Tai-Ho Wang
    5. The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals - Alex Kuznetsov
    6. A Practical Guide To Quantitative Finance Interviews - Xinfeng Zhou
    7. Quant Job Interview Questions and Answers (Second edition) - Mark Joshi
    8. My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance - Emanuel Derman
    9. Heard on the Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews - Timothy Crack
    10. Quant Job Interview Questions And Answers - Mark Joshi
    11. Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance - Paul Wilmott
    12. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management - Roger Lowenstein
    13. Stochastic Calculus for Finance I: The Binomial Asset Pricing Model - Steven Shreve
    14. How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite - Richard R. Lindsey, Barry Schachter
    15. Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions - Gayle Laakmann McDowell
    16. C++ Primer Plus (6th Edition) (Developer's Library) - Stephen Prata
    17. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
    18. Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis
    19. Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models (Springer Finance) - Steven Shreve
    20. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package (8th Edition) - John Hull
     
  2. Daniel Duffy

    Daniel Duffy C++ author, trainer
      C++ Level 1

    Interesting that many of the books IMO are tangential to the core of quant finance. In my day we never had books like "how to get a job at Shell, Philips or ABN Amro".

    This is a great book

    http://www.math.utah.edu/~pa/math/polya.html
     
    #2 Daniel Duffy, 1/24/14
    Last edited: 1/24/14
  3. New Trader

    New Trader Member

    If someone aspires to work for George Soros or Activist Fund such as Carl Ichan, Bill Auckman, what he/she will need to do? How will he/she need to prepare? what is the best step?

    Could someone please shed some light on this? Thank you.
     
  4. bigbadwolf

    bigbadwolf Well-Known Member

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  5. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Member

    Not sure if there is a manual for this but it seems logical to do a research on the people who work for such firms, study their background and how they get started and moved up the ladder in such firms.
     
  6. New Trader

    New Trader Member

    @Andy Nguyen Thank you!!!
    @Ken Abbott !! Would you mind to shed some light on this? I am sure, you have seen and met lots of people who took this path( went to work for George Soros, or Activist Fund), perhaps your students or coworkers.

    What personality traits or abilities set them up in this particular direction?

    Thnx
     
  7. msj

    msj Researcher

    It's pretty funny that our interview question book is in the list at both 7 and 10...
     
  8. Alvin Huang

    Alvin Huang New Member

    I truly love these as a fresh man in financial industry~~~