Why a Successful Quant Fund Created Its Own Video Game (Podcast)

February 11, 2018

Bloomberg
Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway

Quantitative finance is red hot. These days, basically everyone (banks, hedge funds etc.) is hiring mathematicians and coders. So what differentiates one quant shop from any other? On this week’s episode of the Odd Lots podcast, we speak to Alfred Spector, the chief technology officer of Two Sigma Investments, one of the most successful quant firms in the world. Spector is a computer scientist who previously did long stints at both Google and IBM. He tells us about why Two Sigma spent resources to create its own video game, and what the firm does to ensure that technologists and mathematicians are eager to work there.

To listen to the podcast, click here. (Running time: 29:19)