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.
ISBN: 9780307453372
Characteristics: x, 337 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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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".

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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