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Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
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Guys I could get that domain specific knowledge is very important when we grow up the corporate ladder. Hope everyone accepts with it.
I am interested in learning the basics of Finance domain.
And can any one tell me where I should start from.
Help we out with some links and Books�

Expecting few inputs from you ranchers...


with regards,
Loks (SCJP, SCWCD)
Rish Jain
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arulk pillai
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Depending on the locale you are in, some stock exchanges run free seminars and courses on investment & finance.


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Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
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Thanks guys for the reply...
I have just got settled in UK and i am very much new to the place.. can anyone give input on the seminors(places and agencies that conduct the seminors).
Is there any link that gives me the details of the seminors???
Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
Guys remember I am greenhorn in Fiance (Not in JAVA though )
So please send the link that starts from the basics...
mara thamizhan
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Joined: Jul 05, 2006
Posts: 74
Guys is there any certification in finance to test us on the basics of finance?
I want to take up on the certification as it would give an organised insight into that domain & also it would add value to my career.
I'm 25 years now & becoming a value-investor is in my vision , for which the technical skills of finance like reading financial statements,knowing the finance jargons etc are mandatory.
That's the reason i'm very keen on taking up a certification in finance.
Your views are appreciated & valued.
Regards.

Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
Guys,
I am looking to learn front office... what is the best place to learn... is there any active forum related to it (as ranch )
Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
Common guys...
Anyone experienced in Front office???
Guidance needed
Chen Venkat
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Joined: Mar 03, 2007
Posts: 27
I am in front office side working for investment banking division on forex options..
If you are keen on certifications - CFA is good.. would take 2-3 years to complete.. and may help you to switch careers into finance if you are good in it..Other option is FRM which also has good reputation...
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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Lok Manic ,CFA and FRM are big things.

you should better do ICWA or MBA in finance Or do nothing.

for finance here , some books :

Corporate Finance Demystified
Applied Quantitative Finance
Numerical Methods in Finance & Economics A MATLAB based
Linear Factor Models in Finance
Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance 3 Volume Set
Mba In Finance 2nd Edition

best regards,
omi


Back to Java , again.
Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
Thanks Chen.
Is there any place where I can get a trial version of Front office� And place where I can learn basic of it???

Omi,
I have already completed MBA in Systems and HR . Thanks for the input.
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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Serene

You will be fine then ,won't you?

I am also interested in the domain ,I need your help in future.

best regards
omi
Lok Manick
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Posts: 71
Getting into Finance domain is good as we might get very good pay but as you know finance domin is not stable always( sometimes at its peak and now at its low). IS it better to get into financial domain??? or stay in a domain which is stable always( domain i am in now is stable always )

What do you think omi???
Bobby Sharma
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Well my friend I see my career as web developer and database administrator.
I don't think I have to dwell myself completely into finance domain.

Gotta concentrate on Information security too.

So you are playing seesaw game ,finance is like the same ,isn't it?

you got lot of experience than me and you understand finance is big
pain in you know what.

Now I have understood too.I will keep my back away from it.

best regards,
omi
Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Originally posted by Lok Manick:
Common guys...
Anyone experienced in Front office???
Guidance needed


Threads that get bumped are likely to be closed by moderators.

--Mark
sree ram
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Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi Lok,
I was following the discussion. I was curious when you say Front Office is it some specific api/product that is used in Finance Domain .Can you please clarify. I googled java front office and found a lot of job postings. I appreciate your reply.

regards
Bear Bibeault
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Chen Venkat
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Joined: Mar 03, 2007
Posts: 27
Hi Lok, Front office is not a software Any trading environment can be divided into front office (traders facing, trading terminals), middle office (algorithms, trade routers, OMS etc), backoffice(risk management, data storage) applications.

Most of the applications are highly propritery for each investment bank so you may not get it unless you work in that particular division.

To get a similar idea there is a open source order management system Marketcetera. It can give you a decent idea about the workflow and technology.



Originally posted by Lok Manick:
Thanks Chen.
Is there any place where I can get a trial version of Front office� And place where I can learn basic of it???

Omi,
I have already completed MBA in Systems and HR . Thanks for the input.
Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
chen,

I completely accept your explanation, but i hope there are tools
or software that provide easy interface to the end user fro the various functionalities. And i have heard people say it will be difficult to get used to these tools unless you are good at the basic financial terminologies and that was the reason why i asked about the certifications.

Sree, you are right there will be good opportunities for the guys who are good at front office tools. Hope i answered your answer too.
[ September 09, 2008: Message edited by: Lok Manick ]
sudip narayan
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Joined: Apr 18, 2004
Posts: 15
Hi Venkat,
Are there any other open source platforms/frameworks that are similar to marketcetera.

regards
reena sally
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Joined: Sep 15, 2008
Posts: 2
One of the most important and difficult choices that someone that is beginning a website can make is what to name it. What do you want your domain name.
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Sally
Foreclosed Homes
reena sally
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Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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One of the most important and difficult choices that someone that is beginning a website can make is what to name it. What do you want your domain name.
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Sally
Foreclosed Homes
Arjun Shastry
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
Posts: 1874
Is OP still interested in finance domain ?


MH
Lok Manick
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 71
Forget finance Domain for some time... lol
 
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