plural quants
: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data

Examples of quant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roth, who is 32, comes off as the Broadway equivalent of a quant. Boris Kachka, Vulture, 16 May 2024 The China Securities Regulatory Commission is preparing to roll out more rules for quants to maintain a stable market, state-run newspapers reported Thursday. Bloomberg, Fortune Asia, 23 Feb. 2024 After defying the nation’s stock slump in the past three years, quants were caught off guard by rapid market shifts and government intervention in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year holiday. Bloomberg, Fortune Asia, 23 Feb. 2024 But, every quant on the right makes that point from time to time. Wilfred Reilly, National Review, 11 Dec. 2023 Originally developed by the biggest banks, SOR technologies were highly-sophisticated pieces of code adored by their ‘quants’ and math guys, that could seek out best executions for clients across increasingly multiple exchanges. Damian Bunce, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 And a new factor, the rise of the quants—traders or risk managers who use advanced mathematics and computers to predict the market or build complex financial products such as derivatives—was making things ever more complicated. Scott Patterson, Fortune, 13 June 2023 The quants were supposed to provide a pathway out of the thicket of bad narratives, but that hope came from a fundamental misunderstanding of what the models were trying to measure. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 13 June 2023 Derivatives had another trait that made the quants giddy: Their growth was theoretically infinite. Scott Patterson, Fortune, 13 June 2023

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Word History


short for quantitative (analyst)

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quant was in 1979

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“Quant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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