Category: Events

Reviews of conferences/events

QuantMinds 2019 Vienna

Vienna is one of those places which has somehow largely eluded my travels. The last time I visited it was 25 years ago. However, it has very much stuck in my memory. History is one of those things which you can never escape from in Vienna. The echos of musical history are everywhere, whether it…

QuantMinds Lisbon 2018

Lisbon sits wedged between the Atlantic on the West and the river Tagus on the south. It’s buildings seemingly tanned to deep pastel shades, reflect a sun, which seems forever present. Whilst is it the history of the city, which appears to greet the visitor at first, whether it the Tower of Belem, or monastery,…

Takeaways from Global Derivatives

Think of Barcelona and there are several images which might come to mind. Perhaps it is Messi cleaning up against Barca’s opposition (yes, that was intended to be a pun!). Maybe it is Antonio Gaudi, his buildings illuminating the city from the (still unfinished) Sagrada Familia to the Casa Batllo. Indeed, it could be sound…

Lessons from Buffett in Omaha

In the centre of Omaha is the Old Market district, a reminder of its nineteenth century beginnings, a time when it rose to prominence as a centre of the railroads and the meat trade. To this day, sit in a swanky steakhouse in New York or London, and there’s a good chance your steak began its journey from the…