Louis K. Salkind, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, D. E. Shaw & Co.
Over the past two decades, advances in global financial markets, computer technology, and financial theory have made it increasingly possible for investment managers to design algorithms and computer programs to make their trading decisions for them. In this talk we give an overview of this growing area of finance, which is sometimes referred to as computational trading. We will review some of the quantitative and computational technologies that are used in the area, describe some of the technical challenges that must be overcome, and speculate on the future impact of such trading in the development of financial markets.
About the Speaker:
serves as vice chairman of D. E. Shaw & Co., a specialized investment firm
with approximately $7 billion in aggregate capital. Dr. Salkind received his A.B. from