James Simons

founder & chairman renaissance technology

American mathematician, billionaire hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is known as a quantitative investor and in 1982 founded Renaissance Technologies, a private hedge fund based in Setauket-East Setauket.

He is known for his studies on pattern recognition.From 1968 to 1978, Simons was a mathematics professor and subsequent chair of the mathematics department at Stony Brook University. As reported by Forbes, his net worth as of February 2019 is estimated to be $21.5 billion.

Dr. James Simons, S. Donald Sussman Fellowship Award fireside chat series. Chat 2.

Dr. James Simons, S. Donald Sussman Fellowship Award fireside chat series. Chat 1

Billionaire James Simons: Conquering Wall Street with mathematics.

25th September 2015

The mathematician who cracked Wall Street.

American mathematician, billionaire hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is known as a quantitative investor and in 1982 founded Renaissance Technologies, a private hedge fund based in Setauket-East Setauket, New York. Although Simons retired from the fund in 2009, he remains its non-executive chairman and adviser

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