I have seriously started considering going for a career in finance (as a "quant") after finishing my PhD in physics (theoretical astro/particle physics). Anyone who knows what the prospects for getting good jobs in finance (Europe or US) as a physics PhD looks like today? After the "rocket scientist" boom on wall street starting something like a decade ago or so, what is the situation now? Are physicists still as sought-after? What kind of merits are typically important in the eyes of the employers? How much knowledge in pure economics is typically required? What kind of physics knowledge is required/preferred? Of course my above questions are very general, and I cannot expect anything but very general answers, but my hope is that someone can give some advice out of their own experience.