TED on finance: The maths of the market

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

25 July 2017

TED Talks feature some of the best and brightest speakers from the worlds of business, academia and beyond. We offer this last instalment of three hand-picked unique insights into the financial industry.

Renowned mathematician and cryptographer Jim Simons made billions of dollars as CEO of hedge fund investment firm Renaissance by applying his knowledge of numbers to the financial market.

Now retired, Jim shares the story of how he used advanced mathematic theories to conquer the investment world and why he now spends his money helping teachers.

The mathematician who cracked Wall Street | Jim Simons | TED Talks

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