Renaissance Technologies Explained

Renaissance Technologies is an East Setauket, New York-based American investment management firm founded in 1982 by James Simons, an award-winning mathematician and former Cold War code breaker, which specializes in systematic trading using quantitative models derived from mathematical and statistical analyses. Renaissance is one of the hedge funds using quantitative trading — known as “quant hedge funds” — that rely heavily on powerful computers and sophisticated mathematics to guide investment strategies. (Everything Explained Today)

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Woman Behind ‘Flash Boys’ Exchange Approval Preps for Next Fight

Nobody at IEX Group Inc. had done more to prepare, amend and defend the company’s application to become a new kind of stock exchange than Sophia Lee, its general counsel. So when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the move in a 122-page document delivered late on a Friday in June, Lee’s colleagues who lingered late to hear the news could read the regulator’s verdict in her look of triumph. (Bloomberg)

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