Talk Your Book: Greg Zuckerman on Jim Simons & Renaissance Technologies

On this Talk Your Book we spoke with the Wall Street Journal’s Greg Zuckerman about his new book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched a Quant Revolution

We discussed:

  • Zuckerman’s approach to writing this book
  • Does Medallion have the greatest track record in history?
  • The difference between Ren Tech and high-frequency trading
  • Who is on the other side of Ren Tech’s trades?
  • The difference between Simons and Buffett
  • The importance of cost estimates in Ren Tech’s models
  • Was Jim Simons the greatest smoker of all-time?
  • Why Ren Tech used a single model to run their strategy
  • Why you don’t have to be right all the time to make money in the markets
  • Would there be a market impact if the Medallion Fund were shut down?
  • The most surprising things about Ren Tech’s success
  • Lessons for every investor and business from Jim Simons

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