Posts tagged with 'gig'
The Allure of the Freelance QuantRead the rest of this entry »
Robert Carver, author and retired executive at quantitative hedge fund AHL, poses this seductive question to quants: “What if you could work for yourself, and still build hedge fund trading systems?”
Imagine developing a trading strategy and then selling it or licensing it to a fund for big dollars or a share of the profits. “For the quant,” writes Carver in an article for eFinancialCareers, “This is a pretty …
The "Gig Economy" Is A Mystery to MostEnter the phrase "gig economy" into Google and you get almost half a million results. And many of those references are new just in the last two and a-half years.Read the rest of this entry »
Since 2014, searches for "gig economy" have taken off. So it's surprising that almost 75% of the American public haven't heard of the gig economy, and 29% can't explain what it means. Yet, that's the finding of a survey of …
The Rise of the Temp WorkforceA Wall Street Journal article ominously titled "The End of Employees" chronicles the rise of the contingent workforce, a workforce comprised of temporary workers, freelancers and contractors.Read the rest of this entry »
"Never before have American companies tried so hard to employ so few people," says the article, describing the rise of outsourcing as a trend that cuts across all industries. Google alone has some 70,000 TVCs, its abbreviation for temps, vendors and …