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Quote at the start of Chapter One - "Learn from me"

Frankenstein

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Main protagonist

Dr Alex Hoffmann

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Where does Hoffmann live

Geneva

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Book sent to Hoffmann at start

The Expressions of the Emotions in Man and Animals - Darwin

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When was the Darwin published

1872 - John Murray

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Name of Hoffmann's house

Villa Claremont

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Hoffmann's wife

Gabrielle

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Name of Hoffmann's algorithm

VIXAL-4

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Hoffmann's business partner

Hugo Quarry

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Date Fear Index is set

6th May 2010 - date of UK General Election

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Burglar alarm security code

1729

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Significance of 1729

Hardy and Ramanujan - taxi cabSmallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways

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Emergency number in Switzerland

117

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Quote at the start of Chapter two -"A grain in the balance ..."

Darwin, Origin of Species

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Police Inspector

Jean-Philippe Leclerc

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Hoffmann's piano

Bechstein

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Landscape in Hoffmann's living room

Auerbach

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Gabriel's portraits derived from ...

MRI scans

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What is Hoffmann hit by

Fire extinguisher

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Hoffmann's nationality

American

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Gabrielle's nationality

British

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Where did Hoffmann used to work

CERN - LHC

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Name of Hoffmann's company

Hoffmann Investment Technologies - HIT

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What is Hoffmann's business?

Hedge fund

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Hoffmann's security consultant

Maurice Genoud

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How much did Hoffmann pay for the Villa Claremont

$60m

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Carpet ...

Aubusson

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Gabrielle's exhibition

Human Contours

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Gabrielle's history

Born in YorkshireUni of Salford - Art and FrenchRCA - MAWorked for UN in Geneva

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Hoffman sent for what sort of scan?

CAT - Computed Axial Tomography

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Hoffmann's field

Autonomous Machine Reasoning (not AI)

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What sort of scan is recommended for Hoffmann?

MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imagin

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Hugo Quarry's life

PPE from OxfordEx-wife and three children, Lutyens mansion in SurreySki chalet in Chamonix

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Hoffmann's rule in his office

No paper

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Bill Gates' book

Business at the Speed of Light

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Where is Quarry taking clients to lunch

Beau-Rivage

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Terms - two and twenty

2% annual fee20% performance fee

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Three teams of Quants

IncubationTechnologyExecution

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IBAN prefix KYD

Cayman Islands

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Chief Risk Officer

Ganapathi Rajamani

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Cern's location in Geneva

Zimeysa

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Quarry's invitees - Most exotic

Elmira Gulzhan, 38, daughter of President of AzakhstanINSEAD graduateFrancois de Gombart-Tonnelle - lawyer

43

Gap between market performance and fund performance

Alpha

44

Hoffmann's quote - That is the flight of naked men

Elias Canetti in Crowds and Power

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Aristotle, 350BC defined humans as

Zoon Logon Echon - rational animal, or animal with language

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"What disturbs and alarms men are not the things but is opinions and fancies about the things"

Epictetus

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EMH

Efficient Market Hypothesis

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"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

FDR

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Airline being shorted

Vista Airways

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Where does the Vista Airways plane crash?

Domodedovo Airport, Moscow

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Quote at start of chapter 7 - It can't continue forever

Gordon Moore

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Where was Rajamani poached from?

FSA in London

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Promised volatility limit in prospectus

20.00%

54

Cayman banki

Royal Grand Cayman Bank Ltd

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Hoffmann's doctor

Jeanne Polidori

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Gallery where Human Contours is being held

Galerie d'Art Contemporain Guy Bertrand

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Geneva's main contemporary art gallery

MAMCO

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How many pieces in Human Contours

27

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Who held the party where Hoffmann met Gabrielle

Bob Walton

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Gabrielle's large piece of an executed murderer

The Invisible Man

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Who was the murderer in The Invisible Man

James Duke Johnson - executed Florida, 1994

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Hoffmann's alma mater

Princeton

63

Bertrand's ring tone

Mozart

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Total cost of Gabrielle's exhibition

192,000 francs

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River in Geneva

Rhone

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Hotel Beau Rivage is on ...

Quai de Mont Blanc

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Stabbed outside Hotel Beau Rivage in 1898

Empress of Austria

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Marginal top rate of tax in Switzerland

8.80%

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Hotel where Hoffmann is directed to

Hotel Diodati, Rue de Berne 91, room 68

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Man Hoffmann kills at the Hotel Diodati

Joseph KarpBorn 14-4-52 - age 58Offenbach am Mein

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Real life case of cannibalism

Der Rotenberg Cannibal - Armin Meiwes

72

Novel on Karp's laptop

Der Metzgermeister - The Master Butcher

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Folder on Karp's laptop - Das Opfer

The Victim

74

Normalcy is overrated: most normal people are assholes

Bill Clinton

75

What is Vixel-4 lifting

Delta Hedge

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Quote at start of Chapter 14 - Only the paranoid survive

Andy Grove

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Quote from start of chapter 16 - Intelligent life on a planet comes of age

Richard Dawkins, the Selfish Gene

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What is automatically triggered in New York as a result of the volatility triggered by VIXEL-4

LRPs - Liquidity Replenishment Points

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How does Rajamani die?

Falls down the lift shaft

80

Zimeysa is an acronym for

Zone Industrielle de Mayrin-Satigny

81

What are all the roadworks in Zimeysa for?

Fibre optic cables

82

Fibre landing site

Marseille, France

83

Where do protesters riot on the news?

Athens

84

Profit VIXAL-4 makes from crash

$4.1bn