### Gambler’s Ruin

The term “gambler’s ruin” is used for a number of statistical ideas whose common denominator is predicting the eventual outcome of a series of repeated bets. There are some beautiful and counterintuitive results in which […]

The term “gambler’s ruin” is used for a number of statistical ideas whose common denominator is predicting the eventual outcome of a series of repeated bets. There are some beautiful and counterintuitive results in which […]

Asked what was the most difficult thing about his job, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan is reputed to have replied: “Events, dear boy, events.” Brexit may be one such event. The only known fact is […]

The English word is taken from the German statistik, which was invented by Gottfried Aschenwall and used in his 1748 work Vorbereitung zur Staatswissenschaft. Aschenwall’s statistiks had nothing to do with either numbers or probability. […]

Doyle Brunson , two-time winner of the World Series of Poker main event, has likened a poker tournament to a lottery in which more skilled players (like himself) hold more tickets than less skilled players […]

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Wilmott Magazine reached the milestone of 100 issues with the publication of the March 2019 edition. What better time then to delve into the history of the magazine, the changes in quantitative finance over the […]

Wilmott Magazine reaches 100 issues this month. Having realized the milestone might have some significance Paul Wilmott and Dan Tudball recently sat down with Randeep Gug of the CQF to delve into the history of […]

We discuss a number of ongoing efforts when developing customizable software systems and frameworks for problems in Quantitative Finance. In particular, we examine the interplay between architecture, patterns and modern object-oriented and generic programming paradigms. […]

Financial computing continuously demands higher computing performance, which can no longer be accomplished by simply increasing clock speed. Cluster and grid infrastructures grow, their cost of ownership explodes. Over the past twenty years, financial computing […]

In this article we apply the ADE method to a number of partial differential equations in option pricing using one-factor models (Black–Scholes, local volatility, uncertain volatility). We first give an introduction to ADE. We discuss […]

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