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Derived from the word quantitative, a quant is a person who possesses strong quantitative, or mathematical, skills. Quantitative analysts are employed by financial services businesses, such as life insurance companies, pension funds, money management, and other Wall Street firms. Quants may focus on sales projections, risk management, and the cost of capital.
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A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.
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An expert in the use of mathematics and related subjects, particularly in investment management and stock trading.
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(QUANTitative analyst) A financial analyst who uses the computer and complex algorithms to develop derivatives and other intricate financial instruments. See quantitative.
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(finance) A quantitative analyst.
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Quantifiable.
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Origin of quant

  • Short for quantitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition