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How I Successfully Forecast The Results Of The UK General Election 2015
Paul Wilmott 811 Views
Brought to you by and the CQF Institute, Dr. Paul Wilmott talked about how he applied elementary quantitative finance techniques in the run up to the UK General Election 2015 to successfully predict the next government.
Comparisons are made between elections and derivatives valuation, and this allows forecasting pitfalls to be avoided, pitfalls that most, if not all, professional forecasters fell into. The results were thus far better than those made by said professionals.
Fooled by Randomness lecture
Nassim Nicholas Taleb 11052 Views

On 28th June 2004 NNT gave a Finance Focus lecture on his book 'Fooled by Randomness.' This event was held at the Financial World Bookshop and sponsored by Wilmott magazine, d-fine and 7city. Nassim Taleb is an essayist principally concerned with the problems of uncertainty and knowledge. Taleb's interests lie at the intersection of philosophy, mathematics, finance, literature, and cognitive science but he has stayed extremely close to the ground thanks to an uninterrupted two-decade career as a mathematical trader. Specializing in the risks of unpredicted rare events ("black swans"), he held senior trading positions in New York and London before founding Empirica LLC, a trading firm and risk research laboratory. Taleb is a fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University where he has been teaching a class on the failure of models since 1999. His degrees include an MBA from the Wharton School and a Ph.D. from the University of Paris Dauphine. Fooled by Randomness has been published in 14 languages and the author's ideas on skeptical empiricism have been covered by hundreds of articles around the world. Since childhood, Taleb has been obsessed with the defects of his own thinking. In addition to his scientific and literary interests, Taleb enjoys cafe lounging and museum hopping.

6th Annual RiskMinds Americas - Miami - June 15 - 19, 2015
6th Annual
RiskMinds Americas
June 15 - 19, 2015

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