Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal. He writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms and other investing and business topics. In the past, Greg wrote the "Heard on the Street" column and covered the credit markets for the paper. Greg is the author of "The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters," published November 2013 by Penguin Press. He's also the author of “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History,” published in December 2010 by Crown Business, a division of Random House. Greg and his two sons wrote Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in their Youth to Become Stars,” a book for young readers and adults that describes the moving and remarkable stories of how various stars overcame imposing setbacks in their youth. Greg joined the Journal in 1996 after writing about media companies for the New York Post. Previously, he was the managing editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Report, a newsletter published by Investment Dealers' Digest. Greg graduated from Brandeis University in 1988, Magna Cum Laude. He lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Jeremy Lin in the winter.
Listen in to hear:
- how Jim Simons cracked the market with no financial background
- why Renaissance Technologies is so secretive and private
- how the investment landscape has shifted with the introduction of quant
- why it is hard for new quant firms to compete on the same level as companies like Rentec
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In this episode, you'll learn:How Jim Simons’ fund has performed 66% annually since 1988How to make money when you’re only right 51% of the timeWhy there are fewer inefficiencies in the market than value investors thinkAsk The Investors: What is the difference between index funds and ETFs and what is the better investment? BOOKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEGregory Zuckerman’s book, The Man who Solved the Markets – Read reviews of this book Tweet to Gregory ZuckermanEmail Gregory ZuckermanSign up to the TIP live event in Los Angeles with Stig and David by emailing email@example.comJoin the Mastermind Group and the TIP Community for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Download your free audio book at Audible.Be prepared for the unexpected with AirMedCare Network.Automate your work with Zapier.Move your business to the cloud with Netsuite.Discover CMC Markets, the ultimate platform for online trading on mobile and desktop.Experience a real estate investing platform that is powered by an investor-first model with Fundrise. Send money abroad the smart way with Transferwise.
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the Wall Street Journal's Gregory Zuckerman, a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism who writes about big trades, big firms and big personalities. His latest book, "The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution" will be released Nov. 5.
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