On Jim Simons, String Theory, and Quantitative Hedge Funds

Renaissance Technologies founder and mathematics professor Jim Simons is an enigma in quantitative hedge funds.   Simons rarely gives interviews. One of the best is an¬†Institutional Investor interview he gave in 2000 (PDF). One insight is that Renaissance makes trades in specific time periods using pattern recognition to model volatility.   Simons has done important … Continue reading On Jim Simons, String Theory, and Quantitative Hedge Funds