The Poker Face of Wall Street [Hardback]by Aaron Brown
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Description of The Poker Face of Wall Street"Playing high-evel poker, trading options, marketing bonds, and being a professor of finance - Aaron Brown has done them all. He shares with us the insights each of these has given him about the others and the lessons he's learned about life. From John Law to Fischer Black, I enjoyed the characters and the anecdotes."
- Edward O. Thorp, author of Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One and Beat the Market: A Scientific Stock Market System
"How to be a poker pro and much more . . . a delightful journey through risk concepts with a Wall Street derivatives trader. Brown uses poker concepts as a wonderful metaphor for investment and living life. His enthusiasm for grasping the brass ring of adventure while explaining the role of 'incalculable risk' draws one into the experience of the book. A great read and a good manual for understanding risk."
- Dr. William T. Ziemba, Alumni Professor of Financial Modeling and Stochastic Optimization Emeritus), Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"Make no mistake, this is a book about economic development as much as poker, and it tells how to win at both gambling games. Experienced poker players and economists will both look at the world with new eyes after hearing what Aaron Brown has to say."
- Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University author of Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance
"The Poker Face of Wall Street is packed with useful information about gambling, the life on Wall Street, poker culture, and some of the most interesting people involved in gambling. The book is a great mix of entertaining and nontraditional thinking."
- Espen Gaarder Haug, Trader, JPMorgan author of The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas
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About Aaron BrownAARON BROWN is an executive director at the investment bank Morgan Stanley. He won the Wilmott Award in 2005 as Financial Educator of the Year for his speaking, writing, and activism. He holds degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard (where he played poker with a future world's richest man and a future president of the United States) and finance from the University of Chicago (where he played poker with three Nobel Prize winners). A well-known Wall Street quant, he is a columnist for Wilmott, the leading journal serving the quantitative finance community. He has been involved in trading, risk management, and portfolio management for Prudential Insurance, JPMorgan, Rabobank, and Citigroup. He is also a serious lifelong poker player who has played with Wall Street tycoons and world champion poker pros.
Contents of The Poker Face of Wall StreetForeword
1. The Art of Uncalculated Risk
2. Poker Basics
3. Finance Basics
4. A Brief History of Risk Denial
6. Son of a Soft Money Bank
7. The once-bold mates of Morgan
8. The Games People Play
9. Who Got Game
10. Utility Belt
11. Annotated Bibliography