Mr Gregory P Carroll
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- How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
- By: Scott Patterson
- Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
- Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with Âmillion-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, king of the credit-default swap.
perhaps the best book on the Quants
- By D. Littman on 04-14-10
A very interesting book
A great book to read. Very interesting and thoroughly researched. Excellent narration. However a few negatives. Quite a lot of repetition around chapters 11+. Feels like a few hundred pages should have been left out. Also quite a lot of AQR/ Chris Asness bashing which I think went too far. After losing its way somewhat the book redeems itself in the last two chapters.