From http://news.efinancialcareers.com/newsandviews_item/newsItemId-33377 : Talking to recruiters and hiring managers, it appears this year’s purple squirrel could be what one headhunter called the “Quant Social Butterfly,” that candidate who can excel both in the mathematically challenging world of quantitative analysis as well as in the “real world,” where he or she can be personable, likeable, and able to communicate and relate easily to others in a variety of social situations, such as client dinners and events… While rare and hard to find, the quant social butterfly does exist as evidenced by the few we found writing this article. Plus, I recently attended SIFMA’s annual Tech conference in New York City and spoke with a number of socially adept quants and had a similar experience at a roof-top cocktail party and awards ceremony hosted by the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA). So they’re out there. You just need to know where to look.
Quant =/= CFA
true and might I add human resources =/= knows wtf they’re talking about
All the socially adept CFA’s are probably in PWM.