Quantitative prop trader: 'I wouldn't try to raise the price of rice and starve China'
Joris Luyendijk meets a trader who says their approach is far from 'evil', but one of extreme caution and calculation
• This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak about their working lives
"So far you miss a speculator, the finance bad guy," he wrote in the blog. "Well, that would be me," adding: "If we go for some food you'll be able to make one of those nice plate descriptions " So we're meeting one harsh, cold February evening for dinner in Strada, an Italian restaurant opposite the now-evicted Occupy camp. He is an inconspicuous-looking man, originally from continental Europe. He orders a vegetarian pasta and sparkling water.
Source: Revista Presei