Kamal has spent the past twenty years managing money for some of the largest hedge funds in the world (ExodusPoint, Millennium, Brevan Howard). His improbable journey, from a wide-eyed Indian immigrant to an ultimate insider in the rarefied world of investment banks and hedge funds, is a uniquely American story. Nowhere else would it have been possible for a scrawny computer scientist to enter the world of high finance solely on the basis of his gambling abilities.
Kamal earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bored in the tech world, he devoted two years of his life to the single-minded pursuit of becoming a professional blackjack player, growing his bankroll to thirty-two times its original size, and getting barred from several casinos in the process. In an unexpected turn of events, his gambling exploits brought him to Wall Street.
Kamal believes that the winner in the game of life is not the one who dies with the most toys. It’s the one who gathers the most stories. The more interesting the stories, the more interesting the life. A teller of stories for decades, Kamal is finally putting them on paper in a memoir.