Came across a review for the book – “My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance” by Emanuel Derman. It apparently talks about the transition of a Physicist to a Wall Street Quant. Apart from a personal story, it talks about “the new revolution in the financial markets with engineers slicing and dicing risk like quantitative sushi chefs”.
Hopefully, the book will give me some rare explanations into why Engineers turn Financial / Risk Analysts – to me its a natural step to take, just that nobody else seems to get it! Now, I just have to keep my fingers crossed that the bookshop assistant will be kind enough to order an English version of the book for me.