Boy Bands

Iggy Ioppe. Colin Butler. Greg Hold. Three “finance powerhouses” who “play hard” for “the thrill of the game itself.” Somehow they managed to find time in their schedules to help promote Money Never Sleeps. This involves telling us their favorite Wall Street quotes, of course, but also their relationship statuses (all singles, ladies!), and market musings. (For instance, Greg, founder of Hold Brothers, appreciates that “The markets are fair. They don’t care who your daddy is.” Colin, VP of institutional trading at Caris & Co has learned that “You’ve got to come to work each morning ready to bite the ass off a bear.” Iggy, a prop trader at Credit Suisse loves the confluence of “society, economy, politics.”) There’s also this: Read more »

  • 14 Jul 2010 at 1:30 PM

Who Wants to Become A Rebellion Research Investor?

First off, let me start by putting this out there: Team Rebellion doesn’t need your money. As you can plainly see from the photo at left, if this whole hedge fund thing doesn’t work out, the principals can easily find work as a boy band. Having said that, they’re going to keep at this money biz a bit longer and would love to have you along for the ride. Here are the relevant details:

* The Rebels are like a teeny tiny RenTec, sans the Pall Malls.

* They use Artificial Intelligence to invest, being of the mind that computers = smart, man = stupid (“It’s pretty clear that human beings aren’t improving,” said Spencer Greenberg, 27 years old and the brains behind Rebellion’s AI system. “But computers and algorithms are only getting faster and more robust.”)

* You could try to do what they do at home, but you would most likely die.

“No human could do this,” said Michael Kearns, a computer-science professor at the University of Pennsylvania who has used AI to invest at firms such as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. “Your head would blow off.”

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  • 22 Aug 2008 at 9:58 AM

This One’s For You, Steve

The rest of you: see if you can spot him.
Earlier: John Paulson Also Said To Be Huge Fan