\ ˈkwänt How to pronounce quant (audio) \
plural quants

Definition of quant

: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data

Examples of quant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Today, hedge funds and other quantitative, or quant, investors are the market’s largest players, controlling 31% of all stock trading, inspired by the success of Simons and his colleagues. Gregory Zuckerman, Quartz, 6 Nov. 2019 My mantra to support the poets and not just the quants coming from Deming’s data (and my personal belief) that writing and communication skills, problem solving and the ability to work in a team are the keys to success. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2019

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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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“Quant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quant. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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