quant

noun
\ˈkwänt \

Definition of quant 

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: an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data

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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 Other banks that built a following with quants were damaged as well. Hugh Son, Bloomberg.com, "Wall Street’s Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race," 5 Apr. 2018 About 10 years ago Facebook created a team of engineers, product managers and quants whose sole job was to identify all the things that convinced users to spend time on Facebook and tell their friends about it. Fred Vogelstein, WIRED, "Zuckerberg Finds It's Not Easy to Tame Facebook's Growth Obsession," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of quant

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1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quant

Noun

short for quantitative (analyst)

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