The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim  Simons Launched the Quant Revolution Audiobook, by Gregory Zuckerman Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Gregory Zuckerman Narrator: Will Damron Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: November 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593148198

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award The perfect gift for the avid reader on your list: the unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm--and made $23 billion doing it. Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion; Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars. 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. As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit. 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. *Includes a PDF of Appendices 1 and 2 with charts

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Quotes

  • “Jim Simons is a source of fascination to anyone looking to make money on the stock market, and Zuckerman does a fine job of unraveling the hard work and extraordinary intelligence that led to his success.”

    - New York Times Book Review

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the 2019 McKinsey Business Book of the Year
  • #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Biographies of Business Professionals
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • An Inc.com Pick of Best Books of the Year in Business and Leadership

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About the Author

Gregory Zuckerman is the author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, among other books, and is a special writer at the Wall Street Journal. He writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms, and other investing and business topics. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, and other networks,and he makes appearances on radio stations around the globe.

About the Narrator

Will Damron has won several Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has had acting roles off-Broadway and on stage and screen throughout the country.