Talk:Renaissance Technologies

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Neutral point of view needed[edit]

This entire page seems a bit partial to the firm and not necessarily a NPOV. It seems as though it was written either by an firm insider or affiliate, or very eager fan. It should be neutralized. Any thoughts? ButtonwoodTree 15:52, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I have not found any information elsewhere that Renaissance is connected to a `Nova Fund'. REP —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:42, August 20, 2007 (UTC)
good luck neutralizing, i dont know of anyone that isn't a very eager fan except for competitors who are very jealous fans —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Could possibly end like Long Term...? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
The paragraph starting "On September ..." is very unclear and poorly written. I can't make sense of it. Can someone who understands what it is trying to say clarify it? (talk) 16:25, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
I agree that something needs to be done. The page on microsoft doesn't contain "bill gates is the best" anywhere on it. And saying "james is the best" is hardly a neutral point of view. Perhaps a rollback to the Revision as of 23:59, 18 December 2008.
I have made some edits to the page which I think increase neutrality. --Wellifitisntsamphippen (talk) 14:15, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Often a when describing a hedge fund that is as successful as Renaissance, one come's off as biased or favorable to the fund. But that is because when you make as much money as these guys, there isn't a lot of bad stuff to say about them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Justinlexington (talkcontribs) 21:35, 28 May 2009 (UTC) --Justinlexington (talk) 21:41, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
The article contains a view sections with a brochure tone and makes a lot of unsubstainated claims. I'll start an edit in a few days. R.Vinson (talk) 05:26, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
The article currently makes no mention of the basket options controversy, and the July 2014 U.S. Senate report suggesting Renaissance owes the IRS some $6 billion dollars: see here and here. Also, a somewhat weedy discussion on Bloomberg detailing Renaissance's interactions with Barclays and Deutsche Bank. Shouldn't this be mentioned on Wikipedia? Vesuvius Dogg (talk) 20:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

POV clean up[edit]

Trying to clean up the article. If I hatchet too much, please let me know. R.Vinson (talk) 23:33, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not finding any references for the Renaissance Technologies#Noted instruments noted instruments setction. Will remove tomorrow unless someone has refrences to contribute. R.Vinson (talk) 17:51, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I have removed some spamming.

Bloomberg - palladium[edit]

A Bloomberg article says that Simons's mathematical heavy hitters are figuring out whether "palladium" futures will rise or fall. The world-wide market in palladium is very thin, about 10 or 20 lots a day. One lot of Pd is 100 Troy ounces. The price of palladium is about $294 per Troy oz.

The price of Palladium has now gone up to $563 per Troy oz. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Son Nathaniel Simons[edit]

Nathaniel Simons seems to be the son of Jim Simons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:36, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Medallion Fund is not open to the public[edit]

It should be made clear that the Medallion Fund is not open to the public and mostly acts for the managers of Renaissance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

The phrase "tech pro" is vague[edit]

The phrase "tech pro" is vague. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Reid Barton[edit]

It is not true that reid barton is working for rentec. IF someone know for 100% that he is still employed at the fund please let me know otherwise I am forced to remove him Simonzimbad (talk) 16:02, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


This article is full of spam from Simons and his paid PR men. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:33, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

It is hard to say if the spam comes from a paid public relations company or the staff of Renaissance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:21, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

More information is at zerohedge[edit]

There is plenty of information about Simons and the like at zerohedge. Dealings with Madoff are mentioned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:50, 17 December 2015 (UTC) See for 18/6/2015, also known as 6/18/2015. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:59, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

See — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


I have dealt with some paid spam.

Name change?[edit]

I linked to this article thinking is was about, duh, technology during the Renaissance. Should not the name be "Renaissance Technologies LLC"? Seligne (talk) 10:12, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Correction needed![edit]

"From 1994 through mid-2014 it averaged a 71.8% annual return."

No this is wrong, the chart shows something else! It should be below 71.8%! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:54, 12 May 2018 (UTC)