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GPUs, Monte Carlo Simulation and Kooderive with Professor Mark Joshi - February 25-27th, London, UK - Further Information

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Complexity Digest wrote a new blog post titled Lecturer/Associate Professor - University of Southampton
Complex Systems people/Artificial Life people/Adaptive Systems people/Computational Biology people with top class CVs who are interested in joining the team at Southampton are encouraged to make an application via this (unlikely looking) job ad:https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=487814FPNote very short timeline: 5th dec.The appointment opportunities are broader than the specific areas emphasized in the ad.*See: Agents, Interaction and Complexity group: http://www.aic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/See it on Scoop.it, via CxAnnouncements
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Complexity Digest wrote a new blog post titled Google Creates Software That Tells You What It Sees in Images
Experimental Google software that can describe a complex scene could lead to better image search or apps to help the visually impaired.See it on Scoop.it, via Papers
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The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Trailer Hits!
This just hit the web minutes ago, it’s showing in theaters before certain films starting today… I can’t wait to see what JJ Abrams does with the franchise – a good first step was bringing back the X-Wing fighters and Millennium Falcon. See you next December!...
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The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled The Worst Year for Active Stockpickers in Three Decades
A continuing theme on this site for the last few years has been the futility of hiring stockpicking managers – especially in a mutual fund wrapper – and paying extra fees for their skills. It’s not that stockpickers aren’t smart or talented or hardworking or well-meaning. It’s that they cannot do what they profess to......
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The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled Hot Links: OPEC Spits the Bit
What I'm reading this morning ...
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Hedge Fund Unveils Fund To Invest In Low Income Housing
A hedge fund based in one of London’s wealthiest districts is starting a fund to invest in housing for the U.K.’s poorest. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Ex-Wife of TCI’s Hohn to Get $530 Million in London Divorce Case
Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the ex-wife of Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP founder Chris Hohn, is to receive $530 million of the couple’s marital assets, her lawyer said in a London court yesterday. read more
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The Physics of Finance wrote a new blog post titled Has big business "captured" the economics profession?
The idea of regulatory capture is a good one, and it’s the principal explanation that academic economists offer for why regulators often — as a rule, in fact — don’t act as firm and wholly independent judges of those they’re meant to regulate. Whether they’re working to make manufacturers meet safety standards, or banks avoid undue risks, regulators rarely act as stern overseers, and often end up softening regulations to appease industry desires. It’s not generally because they’re...
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The Financial Services Club wrote a new blog post titled Do banks really need to change?
One of the comments that floated on the network in the last week was: banks can ignore digital. That made me sit up and take notice and so I asked the person, a banker, what they meant.  Their explanation was interesting and went something like this: Banks do not need to change and adapt and, for all of this talk about competitive issues and challenges with technology, it is not important.  We could quite happily sit here for a year and do nothing, and our balance sheet and results would look the same or maybe even better.  Think about it.  First, we don’t make our...
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The Financial Services Club wrote a new blog post titled Things worth reading: 28th November 2014
Things we're reading today include ... Apple Store inspires 'bank of the future' Banks’ technology failing the ‘Apple experience’ test Former Barclays boss Diamond wants to snap up banking assets One in five are victims of bank card fraud Fall in value of LCH.Clearnet rate swaps Bank loan scheme once again fails to improve business lending Monitise signs up new partners Eurozone's biggest bank takes stake in Monitise Barclays says its Swiss private bank drops out of U.S. tax deal The cost of Brussels' banking reforms: 300,000 jobs and €20bn This week's Economist:...
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Robert Peston Blog wrote a new blog post titled Are Scotland's new tax and spending powers fair?
The really important stuff on economic and fiscal devolution to Scotland is yet to be decided. In saying that, you may think I've gone mad - given that the Smith Commission has apparently made some huge decisions. Here is what stands out for me from today's announcement. 1) The Scottish parliament will have total control over income tax rates and the thresholds at which they kick in (but Westminster will still set the tax-free allowance)....
The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled The American Winship Goes On and On
WSJ: The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.9% in the......
The Financial Services Club wrote a new blog post titled It's a brave new world (not just for banks)
Following on from yesterday’s blog about traditional bank thinking versus digital bank views, there are three slides I use in my presentations that illustrate this big change.  This is the change in banks moving from being trade focused to community focused. The first points out that banks must be in the social network, as that’s where their customers are. Chart from Fashionbi  If the customer is building their relationships through digital social networks, then banks have to be in those networks and relevant, as discussed yesterday (specifically the Fidor example). The...
The Financial Services Club wrote a new blog post titled Things worth reading: 27th November 2014
Things we're reading today include ... Technology makes thousands of front- and back-office bank jobs extinct The death of boring banking Living Wells Bank reforms will help lift Europe’s struggling economy Britain's FBI' probes corrupt use of UK shell companies in £13bn laundering scam Lending Club boosts size of planned IPO Europe’s biggest lenders face EU curbs Interest-free deals ‘trap millions in spiral of debt’ Diamond sees chance in banks’ retreat Bob Diamond: I have opportunities not seen for 30 years Banks sued in metal price-fixing case Goldman Sachs and HSBC sued by...
The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled Wu-Tang Clan – Live on Letterman
The new album, A Better Tomorrow, drops next week (finally!) and they’ve finally put out the title track, right after performing ‘Ruckus in B Minor’ on Letterman last night: Title track embed below:...
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Quantitative Finance at arXiv wrote a new blog post titled Risk-Sensitive Mean-Field Type Control under Partial Observation. (arXiv:1411.7231v1 [math.OC])
We establish a stochastic maximum principle (SMP) for control problems of partially observed diffusions of mean-field type with risk-sensitive performance functionals.
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Tales from a Trading Desk wrote a new blog post titled TimeSeries AggregatoR – TSAR
InfoQ’s presentation “TSAR: How to Count Tens of Billions of Daily Events in Real Time Using Open Source Technologies” is worth viewing if you have time.  Apart from the beer trending (24:10), I’d be interested in knowing if anyone in capital markets has looked at user TSAR to understand customer trends, order trends, etc.  
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Moore Trader Tipped On Major Currency Deal, HSBC Says
A senior HSBC trader tipped a Moore Capital Management trader about an enormous foreign-exchange transaction linked to a deal done by the bank, it told U.S. and British authorities. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Paulson Recovery Fund Changes Course, Name
For Paulson & Co, the U.S. recovery is over. The $19 billion hedge fund has told clients that it will expand the remit of its five-year-old Recovery Fund, allowing it to invest in European and event-driven opportunities. read more
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