Condé Nast Portfolio Article

March 1, 2009
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I was included in a recent article on the future of quantitative finance:

Future of Wall Street: Rise of the Machines


Sam Gustin, the author, was easy to work with.

Before publication I only knew about my interview but the article digs up some interesting things that I had never heard of, one example:

Legend Advisory, a Florida-based division of mutual fund giant Wadell and Reed, manages over $1 billion using a computer model called the Asset Allocation Neural Network, or AANN. (The company pronounces the model “Anne” and refers to it as “she”).

Of course there are the Frankensteinesque mad scientist quotes too-

“AANN is a human being without a heart,” said Shashi Mehrotra, Legend Advisory’s chief investment officer.

Anyway it’s a short read. I was in part II, there’s also a part I. It also appears here on Wired.com since it’s some sort of cross-promoting tech/business section.


I was included in a recent article on the future of quantitative finance:

Future of Wall Street: Rise of the Machines


Sam Gustin, the author, was easy to work with.

Before publication I only knew about my interview but the article digs up some interesting things that I had never heard of, one example:

Legend Advisory, a Florida-based division of mutual fund giant Wadell and Reed, manages over $1 billion using a computer model called the Asset Allocation Neural Network, or AANN. (The company pronounces the model “Anne” and refers to it as “she”).

Of course there are the Frankensteinesque mad scientist quotes too-

“AANN is a human being without a heart,” said Shashi Mehrotra, Legend Advisory’s chief investment officer.

Anyway it’s a short read. I was in part II, there’s also a part I. It also appears here on Wired.com since it’s some sort of cross-promoting tech/business section.