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Science in Finance: Introduction

Having for most of my quant career attacked the majority of mathematical modelling in finance for being ‘unscientific’ (in the sense that the theories are rarely tested before being used, and when tested usually fail […]

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It is and it isn’t

I couldn’t resist this rather trivial blog, just a comment really on happenings at a recent quantie dinner. In attendance, going clockwise around the table at Union Square Cafe, PW, Bruno Dupire, Salih Neftci, Peter […]

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Priests and Applied Mathematicians

Nassim Taleb and I were lecturing in Mexico City at the weekend (thanks, RiskMathics!). In our free time we visited Teotichucan with its two impressive pyramids. The larger (Pyramide del Sol) is the third largest […]

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Labour Gets A Head

Watching Gordon Brown speaking at the Labour Party conference I was reminded of that quotation by the insightful Georges Clemenceau, “Not to be a socialist at 20 is proof of want of heart, to be […]

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Mexican Wave

Entirely unoriginal, but I couldn’t resist taking this photo from the dais before my recent lecture at the HSBC Global Markets Conference, Latin America, held at Los Cabos, Mexico. (One of the audience members suggested […]