Andy Duncan, CQF

Quants and English Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Simple charts, easy-to-read tables, and clean code. Your quants will make their normie bosses understand what’s going on, thanks to Andy.

Andy Duncan, CQF
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He’s a great teacher...

“Andy has a great understanding of how the world works in general, and economics in particular. He’s a great teacher, and I strongly endorse Finlingo.”

Doug Casey Chairman, Casey Research

When Andy Duncan was a young man, he loved reading boy’s stories, playing with puzzles, and writing computer code. His math and coding skills were world class.  Once he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome – that thin skin between Tourette’s and full-blown Autism – the mystery of why he was so good solved itself.

Andy went to university to study medicine, but funnily enough, had no bedside manner.  He switched to Cognitive Psychology, in which he received a first, studying artificial intelligence programming.  Long Live The Nerd King!

As Andy was having trouble “coupling” with someone else (anyone else!), he thought it’d be a good idea to study Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) under its co-founder Dr John Grinder.  The results of that study were, shall we say, fruitful?

Then, as Andy was programming for the likes of Oracle and writing textbooks for O’Reilly, he discovered economics.  Once the great Murray Rothbard conveyed to him the importance of being as close as possible to money-printing central banks to get rich, he decided to complete a Certificate in Quantitative Finance.

From that point, Andy became a financial and soft skills trainer, along with being co-founder and CTO of Finlingo, our examination study app and training company.

This seemingly dangerous, but potent combination of skills allows Andy to:

  • Keep your staff awake; a necessary, but commonly overlooked skill among trainers.
  • Grow them as your internal entrepreneurs (also known as empowered employees).
  • Teach your nerds – sorry, quants – about how to talk to normies, so they’re understood.
  • Imbue them with a love of the subject so they’ll self-educate long after our session ends.

Andy’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. But the quant jocks positively adore him.  And even normal students learn from Andy numbers aren’t so scary.

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...frequently hired to teach the Big Shots...

"Andy Duncan is a teacher without the dullness, an economist without the jargon, and a finance expert who actually understands the humans behind the numbers. He's a fantastic talent, frequently hired to teach the Big Shots at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and the like. Thanks to FinLingo, he can teach you too."

Jeff Deist President, Mises Institute
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He’s a great teacher...

“Andy has a great understanding of how the world works in general, and economics in particular. He’s a great teacher, and I strongly endorse Finlingo.”

Doug Casey Chairman, Casey Research
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...makes it easy for people to understand otherwise difficult financial concepts...

"Andy is hugely knowledgeable about economics and free markets, and from what I saw when I was lecturing with him in Brazil, he's also an entertaining speaker and teacher. He makes it easy for people to understand otherwise difficult financial concepts, and I thoroughly endorse his teaching application, Finlingo, to anyone who wants to learn about the modern financial world."

Stephan Kinsella Director, Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom
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...one of the few I would call supreme teachers...

"Andy Duncan is one of the few I would call supreme teachers who can make complex financial knowledge simple, clear and, most importantly, memorable. I give highest marks to Finlingo because it is infused with Andy Duncan's incredible talent."

Michael J. McKay President (retired), Iowa Capital Management, Inc.
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...both thoughtful and eclectic, a phenomenal combination.

“Andy delivered two brilliant talks at our Mises Brasil 2017 Conference. He is both thoughtful and eclectic, a phenomenal combination.”

Helio Beltrão Founder and President, Instituto Mises Brasil
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