QIM’s Jaffray Woodriff: The monk in managed futures

QIM’s Jaffray Woodriff relishes nothing more than to commune in solitude with his computer models. But in three years, his firm has skyrocketed to $5 billion from $500 million.


By Irwin Speizer

Photographs by David Deal


Jaffray Woodriff dislikes interruption. He spends most of his time cloistered in a windowless, soundproof office, surrounded by more than 500 books on various business and technology topics, hunched over a computer terminal that has no e-mail access.

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