LFX Book Club: The Quants

Introducing our LFX Book Club, the essential reading list for all traders – whether you’re brand new to trading or a seasoned pro. From reference books and essential guides to memoirs and biographies of notorious traders, if there’s a trading lesson to be learnt, it’s here…

The Quants: The Maths Geniuses who Brought Down Wall Street

By Scott Patterson

They say: 
In a fast-moving narrative, Wall Street Journal reporter Patterson explores the coterie of mathematicians behind the Wall Street Crash of 2008.

We say: Patterson’s depiction of the 2008 Wall Street Crash is an entertaining read, shedding light on the troubles of 2007 and 2008 as well as looking forward to the impact of future generations of ‘Quants’ (that is, quantitative traders). It’s a great historical narratives of major hedge funds, the people behind them and how genius can sometimes go wrong- definitely worth a read.

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Or get the audiobook here. 

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