My Life as a Quant by Emanuel Derman
Reflections on Physics and Finance

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In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street. Page by page, Derman details his adventures in this field—analyzing the incompatible personas of traders and quants, and discussing the dissimilar nature of knowledge in physics and finance. Throughout this tale, he also reflects on the appropriate way to apply the refined methods of physics to the hurly-burly world of markets.

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Emanuel Derman is a professor at Columbia University and Director of the university's program in financial engineering. Until his retirement in 2002, he spent sixteen years at Goldman Sachs as a quant.
Published April 21, 2008 by Wiley. 308 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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That is, in my experience as a risk manager at KeyCorp, most of our risk there was incidental as a market maker with customer flow, and such risks were rather trivial once one had 'rogue trader' risks under control.

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