The best ones, at the exit, have a salary to six figures, and the others, who start around 60,000 euros annually, will claim the following year. In the past, these geniuses of equations joined the masters of Nicole El Karoui and became "quant", that is to say specialists of sophisticated financial securities or traders in the markets, big bonuses to the key. Now they are making a fortune as data scientists.
Their Grail? Companies such as Ekimetrics, an european leader in modeling and big data, a start-up created by a handful of "polytechnists" in 2006, now with 140 consultants, with offices in Paris, London, Hong Kong or New York.
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