Fourth Quarter 2019 – “Man Versus Machine”

Fourth Quarter 2019 – “Man Versus Machine”

No investment manager has ever quite embodied the essence of its name more than Renaissance. The firm was founded in 19781 by James Simons, an extraordinary intellect and former math professor at Stony Brook University, a New York state school located in eastern Long Island. Simons was a code-breaker for the government during the Cold War, and soon after established himself as one of the world’s preeminent geometers, earning the most prestigious award in his field before the age of 40.