plural quants
: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And according to one crypto quant fund manager, the stalwart cryptocurrency could be in for a further drop. Anne Sraders, Fortune, 17 June 2022 The global quant industry has also seen the performance of various strategies vary over time. Rebecca Feng, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 Diana Damyanova is a former quant turned strategy and management consultant with experience in a variety of industries, most recently financial services. Ellevate, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Wall Street quants are modeling the virus, Bloomberg reports, using statistical techniques to anticipate equipment shortages. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2020 Activist investors have long employed big data, a team of quants and high-speed computers to find vulnerable boards to bully and cajole into changing strategy. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2020 Elsewhere within Point72, Mr. Cohen has tried to blend quant and fundamental approaches. Gregory Zuckerman, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2020 Here’s what one of the world’s top quants has to say about how robots are taking over global financial markets, and his great hopes for the technology. Amy Gunia / Hong Kong, Time, 21 Dec. 2019 One quantitative analyst, or quant, estimates the failure rate in live tests at about 90%. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Quant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quant. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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