David Harding, managing director and head of research at Winton Capital

A head for numbers


There is truth and beauty to mathematics believes David Harding, managing director and head of research of Winton Capital. The deceptively boyish Harding denies he is passionate about mathematics, but there is still an intensity when he speaks of mathematics, statistics and how this science can be applied to solve real world problems.

"It is the universal language, the least culturally specific," he says. Harding uses his affinity with number to good effect. First as co-founder of the

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