Nassim Taleb

American mathematician and trader, economist and philosopher. The book "The Black Swan" brought Taleb worldwide fame. Taleb studies the impact of random and unpredictable events on the global economy and stock trading, as well as the mechanisms of trading in derivative financial instruments.

He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Wharton School of Business and defended his doctoral thesis (equivalent to a Russian PhD or an American PhD) at the University of Paris-Dauphine.

Taleb held senior positions in brokerage firms in London and New York, and also worked on the stock exchange before he founded his own company, the hedge fund Empirika EL-El-Si (futures transactions and the sale of options).

Author of best-selling books "Dynamic Hedging", "Fooled by Chance", "Black Swan. Under the sign of unpredictability", "About the secrets of sustainability. In the footsteps of the black swan" and "Antifragility. How to benefit from chaos"

The Guardian called Taleb one of the greatest writers of the XX century. The Times newspaper called Taleb the most outstanding thinker in the world

Keynote Speaker Programs

  • Fooled By Randomness - distinguishing skill from luck and the psychology of uncertainty
  • The Black Swan - living with the Highly Improbable
  • The Global Economy
  • Antifragile - Things That Gain From Disorder