My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance
In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street. Page by page, Derman details his adventures in this field—analyzing the incompatible personas of traders and quants, and discussing the dissimilar nature of knowledge in physics and finance. Throughout this tale, he also reflects on the appropriate way to apply the refined methods of physics to the hurly-burly world of markets.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dvf1976 - LibraryThing
I enjoyed the biography aspect of the book and I really enjoyed the parts about programming under Unix/C. The financial parts, though, left me pretty lost. A glossary with some brief financial ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breic2 - LibraryThing
A memoir describing Derman's career. After postgraduate work in physics, he transitioned to finance, and spent seventeen years as a "quant" at Goldman Sachs. Read full review