'The Quants' examines the economic collapse on a panoramic level, placing the breakdown of the financial system within the context of a world ruled by intellectual hubris. At once a window into the strange world and personalities of Wall Street's most powerful traders, and a chronicle of how a financial sector once known as an elite aristocracy became the playground of the technocrats. It traces the history of the phenomenon, beginning with a 1950s gambler named Thorp who believed that the markets weren't random, that 'systems' could beat the Street the same way that dealers could be beaten in Vegas, all the way to Thorp's modern-day successors, spilling out of the world's elite technical and business schools bent on using formulae and computers to rule the markets.
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Subtítulo: THE MATHS GENIUSES WHO BROUGHT DOWN WALL STREET