Nassim Taleb is the Distinguished Scientific Advisor to Universa Investments LP. He is considered the premier specialist of rare events ("black swans") and has advised heads of states, top financial institutions, and various central banks on tail risks. He is the author of Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical & Practical Aphorisms, which have been translated into over 32 languages. Being among the most veteran option traders in the world, Nassim has held senior trading and managing director positions at investment banks. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University Polytechnic Institute and holds an academic position at the London Business School and was named to the 2011 Bloomberg list of the 50 most influential people in the world.