Backlight: The Wall Street Code
Jackson and His Computerband – G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)
A thriller about a genius algorithm builder who dared to stand up against Wall Street. Haim Bodek, aka The Algo Arms Dealer. After Quants: the Alchemists of Wall Street and Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box. This is the final episode of a trilogy in search of the winners and losers of the tech revolution on Wall Street. Trading on the financial market is not longer dominated by humans, but by super fast computers and algorithms. The result of this digital revolution on Wall Street is a complex and fragmented financial system that is hard to understand and overseen. A system that we are all connected to. The only people who understand the system a bit, are the people who built it.
Haim Bodek started his own high frequency trading in 2007 and built a from his point of view perfect and fast algorithm. One day it just stopped working. Profits disappeared en he went looking for the cause. He decided to go public with his search to display the rotten system.
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2013.
© VPRO Backlight November 2013
On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series.
VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments.
Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries.
Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast:
VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast
VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg
VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis
VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories
VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off’s: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A
Director: Marije Meerman
Research: Gerko Wessel
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.