Nassim Taleb

Distinguished Professor, New York University Polytechnic Institute

Nassim Taleb has led three high profile careers (literary, scientific and financial) around uncertainty, risk and the fragility of human knowledge. He is a literary essayist, distinguished professor, veteran derivatives trader and hedge fund manager. He is known for a multidisciplinary approach to the role of the high-impact rare event (the so-called “Black Swan”).

He is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University Polytechnic Institute and Principal at Universa Investments. He has an MBA from Wharton and a PhD from the University of Paris.