Not many WallStreet veterans could write: “Visiting clients in Madrid, I dropped into the Thyssen museum, where I stumbled across several [Arthur] Dove paintings . . . in The Hague, too, after a Euronext options conference, I saw early Mondrian paintings of lilies that were influenced by [Rudolf] Steiner”. There are few “gentlemen bankers” left these days. Nor is there much room in the great financial houses for anything that smacks of the amateur spirit. That is why Emanuel Derman’s memoirs are so compelling.
My Life as a Quant Reviewed in the Financial Times by Stefan Stern
Published in My Life as a Quant