"... a riveting account" (Financial Times)
"The Quants ... radiates with hubris, high stakes and pricey toys" (Business Week)
"[an] intriguing history of the Quants...[Patterson] explains how hedge funds combined techniques of arbitrage and hedging using complex computer-driven models (one was named Midas) to reduce the risk of making losing bets" (Stephen Fay TLS)
"Patterson paints a clear picture of the history and evolution of quantitative trading on Wall Street, before shifting focus to the 'crisis before the crisis' in which a number of quant funds almost collapsed in 2007...definitely worth reading for an in depth analysis of one of the points in recent financial history where things may have started to go awry" (Insider)
--Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of" Fooled by Randomness" and" The Black Swan"
"Fascinating and deeply disturbing...Patterson gives faces and personalities to the quants, making their saga accessible and intriguing...[he's] onto a big story that begs follow-up."
--New York Times
"Valuable...makes [the quants'] secretive world comprehensible...the story radiates with hubris, high stakes and expensive toys."
"A riveting account...there are many dramatic moments and a good dose of schadenfreude in Scott Patterson's THE QUA