Interview: Nassim N. Taleb by John Sweeney
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Nassim N. Taleb by John Sweeney
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a quantitative trader operating at the intersection of theory and practice. Currently president and head trader at Empirica Capital LLC, a hedge fund operator in Greenwich, CT, and adjunct professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of New York University (NYU), Taleb has held senior derivative trading positions at Union Bank of Switzerland, CS ? First Boston, BNP ?Paribas, Credit Agricole ? Indosuez, and Bankers Trust; he was also a floor trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
In 1997, Taleb stirred the incredulit...