Does Jim Simons Have the Zuckerman Curse?

Renaissance Technologies’ largest outside fund is facing its first down year since the financial crisis. Its founder was the subject of a book by Wall Street Journal reporter Greg Zuckerman last year.

Jim Simons (Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg)

Jim Simons

(Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg)

Jim Simons, the hedge fund multibillionaire whom Wall Street Journal special writer Gregory Zuckerman lionized in his 2019 book “The Man Who Solved the Markets: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution,” hasn’t been able to solve 2020.

At least the much-revered quant firm the math whiz founded — the $75 billion Renaissance Technologies — has not.

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