Nassim Taleb: 2015 GIC Keynote
Taleb to speak at 20th anniversary of the Global Investment Conference.
BY Caroline Cakebread | October 9, 2014
The 2015 Global Investment Conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the this premier event for Canadian pension plan sponsors. Which is why we are thrilled to announce Nassim Taleb as the conference keynote, one of the most influential thinkers in the investment world of the last two decades. Taleb spent 20 years as a derivatives trader/risk taker before becoming an philosophical essayist and mathematical researcher in probability. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU’s School of Engineering.
His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”, that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don’t understand.
He is also concerned with the properties of systems that can handle disorder (“antifragile”). Taleb is the author of the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and Antifragile) a multivolume philosophical essay on uncertainty which has been translated into 35 languages. He has also published academic papers in physics, mathematical statistics, political science, philosophy, ethics, finance, international affairs, and economics, all around the notion of risk and probability.
Taleb will be speaking on April 8 in Whistler. Get more information about the 2014 Global Investment Conference here.