Autism on Wall Street

We noticed an interesting story in Institutional Investor recently, on the unique trials and travails of Wall Streeters who also happen to be on the autism spectrum. 

Ever since Rain Man (a movie that, somehow, many of our millennial colleagues have never heard of — gosh, we’re old), with its scenes of Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman cleaning up at Vegas blackjack tables, there has been a somewhat persistent myth of those with autism as being idiot savants when it comes to money and numbers. 

Of course, the truth is always more nuanced than that, and we highly recommend this story on how those on the spectrum navigate their jobs in finance and how they’re often perceived.