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Q1

The questions in this first set are about day-to-day roles.

The industry sector I work in is is:

Energy
Materials
Industrials
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Staples
Health
Financials
Government
Information Technology
Telecommunications
Utilities

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Q2

The geographical region I work in is:

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Other

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Q3

The number of years I have been working with financial mathematics is:

0
1 or 2
3 to 5
6 to 10
More than 10

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Q4

The proportion of my work that relies on my knowledge of financial mathematics is:

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high

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Q5

The asset class to which I apply financial mathematics is equities / companies:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
Mostly
Exclusively

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Q6

The asset class to which I apply financial mathematics is commodities:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
Mostly
Exclusively

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Q7

The asset class to which I apply financial mathematics is fixed interest:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
Mostly
Exclusively

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Q8

The asset class to which I apply financial mathematics is credit:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
Mostly
Exclusively

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Q9

My financial mathematics is concerned with derivatives:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
Mostly
Exclusively

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Q10

My financial mathematics work is concerned with valuation:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q11

My financial mathematics work is concerned with credit risk:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q12

My financial mathematics work is concerned with market risk:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q13

My financial mathematics work is concerned with operational risk:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q14

My financial mathematics work is concerned with other risks:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q15

My financial mathematics work is concerned with making investment decisions:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q16

My financial mathematics work is concerned with reporting / tracking / monitoring:

Not at all
A little
Moderately
A lot
Exclusively

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Q17

The questions in this set are about tools and systems used.

The proportion of my financial mathematics work done in spreadsheets is:

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high

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Q18

The proportion of my financial mathematics work done in MATLAB, Mathematica or a like product is:

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high

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Q19

The proportion of my financial mathematics work done using a statistical package like SAS, S-PLUS, R or the like is:

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high

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Q20

The proportion of my financial mathematics work done using a computer language like C++, VB or the like is:

Very low
Low
Moderate
High
Very high

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Q21

The questions in this set are about financial mathematics education.

How useful was university in teaching me financial mathematics skills ?

Extremely
Very
Somewhat
A little
Not at all

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Q22

How useful was my job in teaching me mathematics skills?

Extremely
Very
Somewhat
A little
Not at all

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Q23

How useful was my own self study in teaching me mathematics skills?

Extremely
Very
Somewhat
A little
Not at all

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Q24

How useful was classroom-based training in teaching me mathematics skills?

Extremely
Very
Somewhat
A little
Not at all

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Q25

How useful were online classes and seminars in teaching me mathematics skills?

Extremely
Very
Somewhat
A little
Not at all

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Q26

The questions in this set are about increasing the benefits of financial mathematics.

Financial mathematics would be more useful to me if I knew more about a particular topic.

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree

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Q27

Financial mathematics would be more useful to me if I could narrow down which specific topics I should know more about.

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree

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Q28

Financial mathematics would be more useful to me if I could determine whether the benefits of applying it in a particular situation outweigh the costs.

Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree

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