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Brainteaser A 4 digit number ABCA (where A, B, C are different, non-zero numbers, have this relationship ABCA = (A^B)*(C^A) – Hint: A

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1 Brainteaser A 4 digit number ABCA (where A, B, C are different, non-zero numbers, have this relationship ABCA = (A^B)*(C^A) – Hint: A

2 Brainteaser 2592 = (2^5) * (9^2)

3 Quantitative Finance Society Kick-Off September 9, 2014

4 What is QFS? Leading markets-focused finance club at NYU Centered on quality investing and trading Dual approach – Education of general members – Investing and trading training for the Portfolio Team General Members (>8 Meetings per semester) Portfolio Team (Interview Only) E-Board (Interview Only)

5 General Meetings Day: Tuesdays Time: 12:30pm Place: LC-25 Brainteaser Pitch of the Week Topical Lecture

6 Special Events Guest Speakers and Panels J.P. Morgan S&T Panel Prosiris Capital Founder: Reza Ali Nobel Prize Winner: Robert Engle Open Outcry Trading Competition Once a semester Learn how to trade in the traditional open outcry style Annual Alumni Mingle Great networking opportunity for invited members

7 Why QFS? Learn: Only club that teaches different trading and investing strategies General meetings solely dedicated to educating students Practice: Best performing portfolio team at NYU Train with a hardworking group of quality investors Results: Best recruiting ties to markets-focused jobs and buyside firms Expansive alumni network from S&T to hedge funds

8 Alumni Network

9 Executive Board President: Thomas Li Vice President: Lilly Guo Head of Portfolios: Rasheeq Haq Secretary: Jessiah Straw Co-Treasurer: Alex Zhang Co-Treasurer: Andy Xia Marketing Chair: Nick Kim Special Events Chair: Saaket Mehta Webmaster: Winson Zeng

10 Portfolio Team Head of Portfolios Quant PMLong-Short PMMacro PMMultistrat PM Analysts E-Board

11 Quantitative PM : Shaun Ong Building models and quantitative strategies Data-driven: Where’s the proof? Typically mathematically and computer science inclined

12 Long-Short Equity Co-PMs: Darrell Leong and Nicholas Ang Fundamental and intensive bottom up analysis to find cheap stocks Members are willing to spend an extraordinary amount of time to research a company

13 Global Macro PM: Kevin Jin Use understanding of economics and financial instruments to find strategies Members are grounded in economics and show deep interest in the markets

14 Multi-Strategy PM: Winson Zeng Use hedging strategies to discover mispriced instruments. Members are well-versed in several trading styles and can adapt to maximize profits

15 QFS Portfolio Team Open House Interested in joining? See what the portfolio team is like first hand! Place: UC-24 Time: Thursday 11, :30pm Applications will open up after the meeting and will be due: Thursday 18, 2014 Midnight

16 The World of Finance People with Money Companies Investment Bank Hedge Fund / PE

17 The World of Finance Investment Bank Sales & Trading Asset Management Investment Banking

18 Buyside v. Sellside Buyside: Hedge funds & PE Sellside: Investment Banks Finance is a world of transactions, for every buyer there is a seller, so how do they make money? What are the benefits of both? Some anecdotal evidence of pay?

19 So what is investing? I have a friend who likes to eat gum, and his friends all like to have gum… He buys a pack of gum for $1 And sells it in parts for a total of $2 per pack – This guy is now an entrepreneur He does this 3 times a day for a week And then what is trading? How much are you willing to pay to buy this operation from him?


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