Dealing with the Data Deluge

Charlie Silver, Algebraix

The recent retirement of mathematician, Renaissance Capital founder, and quantitative investing pioneer James Simons marks the end of an era. Simons was ahead of his time, one of the first to employ specialists with non-financial backgrounds, including mathematicians, physicists and statisticians to “crack the code” of quantitative investing. He knew that designing complex formulas and making investment decisions based on a set of predetermined variables would lead to success. He was right.


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