\ ˈkwänt How to pronounce quant (audio) \

Definition of quant

: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data

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One other thing is certain: Motivated quants on Wall Street are only just beginning to leverage the market-moving information that can be gathered in orbit. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "You can make millions counting cars in parking lots from space," 26 June 2019 Behind the models employed by quants are algorithms, or investment recipes, that automatically buy and sell based on pre-set inputs. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Behind the Market Swoon: The Herdlike Behavior of Computerized Trading," 25 Dec. 2018 So what differentiates one quant shop from any other? Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Why One Of The Most Successful Quant Funds Decided To Create Its Own Video Game," 6 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, in another building elsewhere, Taylor is grooming her quants to be Axe 2.0. refinery29.com, "Billions Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: "Forward Momentum Above All Things"," 4 June 2018 Really, though, how did the quant put that together so quickly? refinery29.com, "Billions Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: "Forward Momentum Above All Things"," 4 June 2018 Wells Fargo's quants think the Patriots will win the Super Bowl. Josh Petri, Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 31 Jan. 2018 O’Neil, a former Wall Street quant with a Harvard PhD in mathematics, wrote a book in 2016 to sound the siren of algorithmic injustice. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Want to Prove Your Business Is Fair? Audit Your Algorithm," 9 May 2018 The venture arm of Point72 has invested in other financial-technology companies such as Quantopian, a do-it-yourself online platform for quants, and SAY, which aims to help smaller shareholders use their proxy voting rights. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "Steven Cohen Targets High-Frequency Trading With ‘Dark Pool’ Venture," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quant

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quant

short for quantitative (analyst)

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to form ideas or theories about something

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