Where have they all gone?
A couple of years ago Excel + VBA + C++ and a bit of maths and the world was your oyster.
Last year it was all HFT which is just nerd tastic engineering stuff.
This year it has been mainly risk and regulatory control.
Are there Quants any more? what tech are they using? how many mid and back office people are they carrying?
I keep wondering about doing a masters in financial chicanery, but I think that boat has sailed. Probably safer going back to furniture making.
Is the all the quant stuff really only done in Matlab, R or SAS now?