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    Many people know of D. E. Shaw and Co. because of the fact that Jeff Bezos once worked there. Fewer know that the firm is one of the five highest-grossing hedge funds of all time. Others from among their alumni are John...



    It was refreshing to listen to Sky News and the BBC both interview Beata Javorcik @BJavorcik over the weekend. Beata warns us that ‘the world is facing unprecedented change and in order to avoid a return to the 1930s, w...

    More Turbulent Times in Quant Land – The Game of Life


    Our last Article mentioned how Dr Emanuel Derman had suggested that Models were like Metaphors, turbulent ones sometimes. And today we wanted to explore a few of these metaphors to see if we can find the most “Hidden” Q...

    “Pining for the Fjords, and something Completely Different”


    Since the 17th of November 2019 there has been a new reality for all of us to live in. Back then, on the 17th of November 2019, there was a different world trending on Twitter than we are seeing today. Anything from...

    Terrible Tuesdays : Monte Carlo Simulations in 202X?


    Because of the horrific state of the world, we cover the horrors in one day, leaving the rest of the week for more fluffy stuff. This is Terrible Tuesdays. Things are looking shaky and set to shake more than...

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