Book Club: The Quants

The Quants Trader Book Club: The Quants

The Quants: The Maths Geniuses who Brought Down Wall Street

The Quants
The Quants: The Maths Geniuses who Brought Down Wall Street, by Scott Patterson

By Scott Patterson

They say: In a fast-moving narrative, Wall Street Journal reporter Patterson explores the coterie of mathematicians behind the Wall Street Crash of 2008.

We say: Patterson’s depiction of the 2008 Wall Street Crash is an entertaining read, shedding light on the troubles of 2007 and 2008 as well as looking forward to the impact of future generations of ‘Quants’ (that is, quantitative traders).

It’s a great historical narrative of major hedge funds, the people behind them and how genius can sometimes go wrong: definitely worth a read.

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Or get the audiobook here. 

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