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Cyberterrorism is in the news so I thought I’d share this little story with you. A year or two ago I was at a dinner of the Great and the Good. I sat next to […]


Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010 – Wilmott Team

Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematician, the father of fractal mathematics, and advocate of more sophisticated modelling in quantitative finance, died on 14th October 2010 aged 85. Wilmott magazine has often featured Mandelbrot, his ideas, and the […]

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Out With The New, In With The Old

Goodbye, New Labour, you won’t be missed. And the fondest of fond farewells to Peter Mandelson, please don’t keep in touch. Back to Old-style politics in which MPs and cabinet ministers have their say, no […]

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Politics, Panic and Poker

The Conservatives have offered the LibDems a referendum on electoral reform (albeit only on a very weak version of reform). Clearly a panic move, they didn’t even wait to get a sense of people’s reactions […]

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Brown Out

Following the election result (not that there has been an actual ‘result’) and while waiting for the horse trading to lead somewhere, there are only two things that are absolutely certain: 1. Brown will not […]