The Quants: The Maths Geniuses Who Brought Down Wall Street


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You're a genius. Nobody plays the financial markets better than you. What could possibly go wrong? Quants - quantitative analysts - were the maths masterminds let loose on Wall Street in the belief that their brilliant, impregnable computer programs would always beat the market. But as the catastrophic events of 2007 and 2008 showed, their seemingly failproof methods were little more than ticking timebombs. Inspired by the 'Godfather of Quants' - maths-professor-turned-gambler Ed Thorp, who began applying skills learned at ...

The Quants: The maths geniuses who brought down Wall Street 2011, Random House Business Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847940599

Mass-market paperback