Tag: quants

Algorithms Engulf Wall Street

Jan 19, 2011 |

Automated trading software runs amok.

Inhuman Models

Sep 17, 2009 |

The perils of ignoring human behavior when modeling reality.

Why High-Performance Computing Needs Financial Engineering

Apr 23, 2009 |

Richard Bookstaber, the quant’s quant, suggests that the CPU- and GPGPU-driven arms race among high-frequency, computer-automated trading shops should, and eventually might, come to a halt.

Quants Gone Wild

Feb 26, 2009 |

It’s fascinating to read the post-mortem analysis of the economic meltdown, especially as it relates to the role quantitative analysts and their high-tech financial models played in pushing the industry off a cliff.

Man Vs. Machine On Wall Street

Nov 24, 2008 |

A small biotech company thinks it can make trading desks better by eliminating the people.

Hazy Computing

Oct 15, 2008 |

Today machines manage what we cannot. Are we dependent upon results or processes we do not understand?