Masters in Business: James O’Shaughnessy

Barry Ritholtz interviews James O’Shaughnessy in this week's Masters in Business podcast.  

James O'Shaughnessy of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management got his start in finance almost by accident: He was asked by a pension fund to review the performance of their various asset managers. Analyzing the investments by their quantitative characteristics, he reverse-engineered each of the portfolios, determining a more efficient and better-performing version of each one. Thus began his career in finance as a quant.

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