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This Working Life – ‘We make sure client models stand up, so in some sense we are helping avoid another crash’

Donegal’s Joey O’Brien is a quantitative analyst at Acadia and arrived there after a PhD in applied maths at University of Limerick. He talks to Mary McCarthy about how he applies his passion for mathematics to financial risk, and also to snooker, as shown on RTÉ

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Joey O’Brien says when you are constantly learning, it doesn’t feel like work

Joey O’Brien says when you are constantly learning, it doesn’t feel like work

Joey O’Brien says when you are constantly learning, it doesn’t feel like work

I always had the intention to travel after I finished my PhD (in applied mathematics, network science and data science at University of Limerick) last year but I found a job straight away with Acadia.

Risk modelling

My PhD supervisor had a friend who was a co-founder of the quants division and he recommended it to me. 


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