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This page is about the slang term quant.

Meaning: a quantitative analyst; a person who performs quantitative analysis

For example:

  • Sam has been working as a quant for an insurance company for seven years.

  • The quants who work on Wall Street seem to have got their sums very wrong.

Origin: short for "quantitative analyst"

Quick Quiz:

If you want to be a quant, you'll need to be good at

a. sports

b. mathematics

c. drawing

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Contributor: Matt Errey