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What are the qualities of a successful hedge fund manager? To answer that question, Katherine Burton profiled industry leaders who have outperformed their peers over time. Her book provides readers with a sweeping introduction to the hedge fund industry’s top performers. You will discover how these investors got to the top, what strategies they employ, how they learn from their mistakes and what characteristics they find necessary to succeed in this very competitive environment. Burton profiles an impressive group: Mark Yusko, Michael Steinhardt, John Armitage, Marc Lasry, Craig Effron, Lee Ainslie, Bernay Box, Boone Pickens, Brian Bradshaw, David Meaney, Michael Ross, Alex Szewczyk, Josh Friedman, Mitch Julis, Jeffrey Schachter, Burton Weinstein, Dwight Anderson, Roberto Mignone, Bruce Ritter, Julian Robertson, Jim Chanos, Richard Perry and Daniel Loeb. While Burton provides a rare glimpse inside the world of these hedge fund managers, her very readable interviews are too brief for those searching for inside knowledge about hedge funds. Those seeking in-depth discussions of investment techniques and trading strategies may wish that she had dug a little more deeply. Nevertheless, getAbstract likes this quick, easy-to-read set of profiles from the world of hedge funds, and recommends it to anyone who wants a peek behind the curtain into this elite domain.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Who some of America’s top hedge fund managers are;
  • What investment niches they fill; and
  • Why they are so successful.

About the Author

Katherine Burton has covered hedge funds and investment management for Bloomberg News since 1993. She worked for the International Herald Tribune and U.S. News and World Report.



What Makes a Hedge Fund Manager Successful?
While successful hedge fund managers have unique personal styles and approaches to managing money, they do share some traits. Mark Yusko, who has worked with hundreds of hedge fund honchos for years, has developed a list of qualities that are...

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