Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance
The definitive story of Fischer Black, one of the greatest financial minds of all time
Besides revolutionizing finance with the Black-Scholes option pricing model, Fischer Black forever changed Wall Street by developing what is now known as quantitative finance. Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance explores Black's intellectual journey from Harvard to the offices of ADL, from the University of Chicago to MIT, and then to Goldman Sachs. This poignant book tells the story of one man's intellectual adventure at the very center of modern finance, fully describing the birth of quantitative finance and financial engineering along the way.
This compelling biography of the "Einstein of Finance" follows Fischer Black through his incredible career, from his transition from academia to one of the most elite of firms on Wall Street—Goldman Sachs—where he developed quantitative models that tens of thousands of professionals still use today. Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance demystifies this genius of finance and provides an engaging and entertaining look at a man whose life's work encapsulates modern financial theory.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PointedPundit - LibraryThing
Revolutions spring from unlikely sources. Fischer Black was an unlikely revolutionary. He thought like no one else. While teaching, his colleagues attacked problems with formulas and models. Fischer ... Read full review
Review: Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of FinanceUser Review - Ctkrohn - Goodreads
An excellent biography of one of the first and greatest quants. Read full review