Mercer grew up in New Mexico. He developed an early interest in computers and in 1964 attended a National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia where he learned to program a donated IBM computer.
He went on to get a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of New Mexico. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1972.
Robert Mercer joined IBM Research in the fall of 1972. He worked at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York where he helped develop Brown clustering, a statistical machine translation technique as part of a speech recognition.
In 1993, Robert Mercer joined hedge fund Renaissance Technologies.
Robert Mercer developed an early interest in computers… in 1964 he attended a National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia where he learned to program a donated IBM computer.
Robert Mercer is co CEO of Renaissance Technologies, the world’s most profitable quantitative fund-it uses proprietary algorithms to trade.
I can’t really talk about what I do now – Robert Mercer
Below you can wathc one of the rare public speeches given by Robert Mercer.
Also, see the interview with James Simons, founded Renaissance Technologies.
I’m happy going through my life without saying anything to anybody – Robert Mercer
CONNECT WITH INVESTOR
Follow this World Top Investor via their various social media channels and read more about their background and current investment interests on their official website:
Dan Loeb targets Sony. Dan Loeb is an activist investor and founder of Third Point, which oversees about $14.5 billion in assets.
Last year the activist investor viewed Campbell soup as a bargain when Third point reported that the soup maker could fetch a takeover value of $52 to $58 per share.
A year later and the activist investor Dan Loeb targets Sony
Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point is raising an investment vehicle to generate between $500 million and $1 billion so it can continue to buy Sony shares, according to a recent report in Reuters.