Trader (derivatives) vs Quant Analyst

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by neo24in, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. neo24in


    Hi all,

    I was interested in Financial markets and was looking for
    some quant role in a ibank.

    Recently i have got an offer to work as an option market maker/trader
    with a US based prop trading firm.

    I wanted to know , how the 2 jobs compare:

    Trader ( prop trading firm or ibank ) Vs Quantitative analyst (ibank)

    - work
    - career profile
    - possibility to switch (from trading to quant and vice versa)

    It will be great help if some senior members give their valuable