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Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Legends on the Art of the Trade and the Best New Managers

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One of's Best Books of 2007
Top 10 Editor's Picks: Finance and InvestingThe hedge fund industry's top managers have a penchant for high returns and low profiles. The combination makes them a regular focus of the media, eager to know what makes them tick. Now, thanks to Katherine Burton, who's been covering these noteworthy traders for Bloomberg News for more than
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Bloomberg Press
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Timothy Chklovski
Dec 12, 2014 Timothy Chklovski rated it really liked it
Good overview of personalities behind the larger, successful hedge funds. Each brief chapter (there are 18) covers a fund and its manager, as well as discusses a trade or two. With lively writing, it does not feel like you're reading templates.

Since I mostly focus on Buffett and other value style investing, it was interesting to survey the rest of the field -- from react-every-day and "you must have stop losses" to the commodity traders, to the more value, buy and hold types.

It was also interest
Oct 28, 2015 Thomas rated it it was ok
Shelves: investment
from a name-dropping perspective, rich pickings; from a contents-perspective, somewhat disappointing; anything new here that hasn't been covered in better style and in more depth elsewhere - nope. go for "The Invisible Hands" instead, which is a much better read
Tim Kohn
May 02, 2015 Tim Kohn rated it liked it
Worthwhile. The opening chapter has more highlighted nuggets than the rest of the books but there are insights scattered about. Mark Yusko offers a good framework for evaluating managers that would benefit anyone trying to make a discerning decision.
John Richards
Feb 15, 2016 John Richards rated it really liked it
more of a history than strategies
Aug 21, 2009 Anthony rated it liked it
Good read about different successful hedge fund managers. Well written in that each paragraph tells you what you want to know about each money manager without getting into boring details. Seven to twelve pages per chapter, each chapter discussing one manager, his education and his investing style. An interesting read for anyone interested in the hedge fund world.
Apr 04, 2008 Harry rated it liked it
More of an analysis of hedge fund personalities than anything else. Not what I expected but it's still a decent read. I would have liked to know more about the old school masters like George Soros.
Mar 29, 2010 Simon rated it liked it
Pretty superficial look at a bunch of famous hedge fund managers. You get a few nuggets of wisdom, but otherwise it felt like reading a list of Bloomberg articles.
Jul 07, 2008 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Good overview of the hedge funds and short bios of hedge fund managers. Easy to read and informative.
Jan 25, 2012 James rated it did not like it
Mostly gossip with a little bit about the best trade each person made.
Trivial and of little interest.
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