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Video: Jim Simons on math, hem lengths, and hedge fund fees
If quantitative trading had its deities, Jim Simons would be one of them. A former NSA code breaker and one-half of a quantum field theory, Simons not only built one of the first quant funds in the business, he also built what’s arguably the segment’s best. Unfortunately, he also happens to be really secretive about Renaissance, but in a TED interview
Video: MaRS focuses on global partnerships for fintech companies
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Toronto-based MaRS is forging partners globally to benefit fintech companies. In November, MaRS paired up with Hong Kong's Cyberport for a one-day conference. In an interview with NexChange, Adam Nanjee, head of financial technology at MaRS, explains the strategy and how it benefits fintech startups.
Video: Hong Kong needs to cultivate more IT talent to match its finance skills
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Jacob Wai, a committee member of the Hong Kong Computer Society, says Hong Kong needs to cultivate more IT talent to get to the next level in fintech. In an interview with NexChange, Wai notes that the island nation has a superior finance talent base.
Video: Hong Kong needs more accelerators to nurture its fintech ecosystem
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Hong Kong needs to develop more accelerators and angel investors, says Tak Lo, director, TechStars in London. "There is lots of private money in Hong Kong spent on other things," he tells NexChange at an O-2-O event sponsored by Cyberport.
Video: Sydney's amazing fireworks show
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Happy New Year, everyone! Photo: Loïc Lagarde
Video: Warren Buffett & Bill Gates: On success
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Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO, treated business students at the University of Washington to a rare public dialogue. The funny, philosophical and personal conversation between these two business leaders and unlikely friends focused on the things most important to them. Buffett and Gates share an extraordinary appreciation of the qualities that matter
Video: NexGen likely to change wealth advisors -- and that's an opportunity
More and more wealth managers are finally coming to terms with the seismic shifts in their business, says April Rudin, CEO, The Rudin Group. Back in 2008, most didn't want to talk about NexGen or how technology and social media were changing their business models. Speaking at a Financial Research Associates conference, Rudin says: Embrace the change. It's an opportunity.
Video: 'Robo advisor' is for technophobes
April Rudin, founder of The Rudin Group, explains why she thinks we should lose the term "robo advisor:"  Technology should be an advisor's best friend.