Hong Kong Center Annual Dinner, with Professor Nassim NicholasTaleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, with close to 1.5 million copies sold. Translated into 31 languages, it argues that we should never ignore the possibility or importance of rare, unpredictable events or 'black swans.' A scholar of risk and randomness, literary essayist, risk engineer, and former derivatives trader, his current project is to design ways to live in a world we don't quite understand and to help cushion the world against the 'black swans'. He has assisted the U.S. Department of Defense as well as top central banks and money management firms deal with tail risks. Taleb is the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU-Polytechnic Institute and Principal for Universa Investments LP, an investment management firm that specializes in hedging tail risks for its clients. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Ph.D from the University of Paris.