Jim Simons is the greatest moneymaker in modern financial history. No other investor can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance’s signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66%. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion—Simons is worth $23 billion.
Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that’s sweeping the world. Zuckerman’s most recent book, The Man Who Solved the Market, is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It’s also a story of what Simons’s revolution means for the rest of us.
This event is co-sponsored by the Museum of American Finance.
Talk followed by Q&A and reception. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the book.
About the Author
Gregory Zuckerman is the author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, and is a special writer at the Wall Street Journal. At the Journal, Zuckerman writes about financial firms, personalities, and trades, as well as hedge funds and other investing and business topics. He’s a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award, the highest honor in business journalism. Zuckerman also appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, and other networks and radio stations around the globe.