Quants aren’t like regular people. Neither are algorithms.

“Everyone there was a “Quant.” No one cared what the underlying company represented by a given stock actually did. Apple or General Motors, CAT or IBM… Everything boiled down to a set of statistical observations that, when assembled into the proper algorithm, delivered a portfolio that beats the market.”

I just love the title of that conference: Alpha Generation – Using News Sentiment Data
via Diigo http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/09/28/1183391/as-the-only-person-in-the-room-who-has-apparently-never-written-a-line-of-computer-code/