The Quants

The Quants

How A New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

Book - 2010
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A gripping narrative of brilliance and hubris, "The Quants" follows the rise of 1950s-era math geniuses let loose on Wall Street--who then set in motion ever widening market catastrophes.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307453372
0307453375
Branch Call Number: 332.64092 P2778q 2010
Characteristics: x, 337 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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figoliuxi
May 18, 2017

Not as good as I expected. The book basically introduce stories of some famous people, from gambling to trading and it repeatedly mentions the same story again and again. Also, from this kind of topic, I would expect to get more philosophy perspective but that is not the case. I would say michael lewis's book may fit my needs better.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2013

(eBook available as well) A "fun" read on the financial meltdown blaming the risk taking quants. It chronicled the wall street's credit crisis between 2006 to the spring of 2009, featuring the financial engineers known as quants who managed the hedge funds and proprietary trading desks of the giant banks. No scaring math inside and easy read like Lewis's "Liar's Poker".

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dianestcoeur
Dec 11, 2012

Excellent book. Lots of complexe details that are necessary to understand the many intricacies of the Finance world of trading. Extensive research has been done for this book. A must read! For anyone who is trying to understand why some major U.S bank when bankrupt .

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