In the past I had always been impressed with Steve Cohen, it seemed that he along with Jim Simons were among the tiny handful of hedge fund managers who deserved their wealth. Cohen appeared to actually generate alpha – that is a return well above his benchmarks. Now the image has lost some of its…Details
MOST PEOPLE ARE discomfited by radical change, and often for good reason. Both the first Industrial Revolution, starting in the late 18th century, and the second one, around 100 years later, had their victims who lost their jobs to Cartwright’s power loom and later to Edison’s electric lighting, Benz’s horseless carriage and countless other inventions…Details
The current issue of Chance centres around the role of statistics in sport. Interesting if you are into that sort of thing – deadly dull if you are not.
I get emailed any number of things on a daily basis – in between brokers begging for business and land rats who do not understand that four bedrooms and a pool does not mean a one bedroom bedsit I get some weird shit relating to trading. The latest piece of oddness to hit my inbox…Details
One of the best ways to find out what an industry thinks of both itself and its clients is to look at how the industry communicates to itself. I came across this piece by Hedge Co an online news source for hedge funds. the title of the piece – How to Get Rich By Starting…Details
I am presenting the topic Complexity is Rubbish and is Probably Making You Poor . After the talk you can hang around for drinks and nibbles to chat with myself and fellow traders Topic -Unfortunately in the world of trading it is thought that complexity is king. Traders continually add bits and pieces to…Details
A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played then-top-rated Garry Kasparov–who is widely regarded as the best chess player of all time–to…Details