One of Amazon.com's Best Books of 2007 Top 10 Editor's Picks: Finance and Investing The 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 a decade, we know considerably more about them. With candor and detail, the industry's most successful hedge fund managers describe the events that shaped their personal journeys, the strategies they use to produce returns even in uncooperative markets, and the attributes that make a smart investor. Hedge Hunters offers a rare look at the industry's top performers and an introduction to some of the most talented new managers, handpicked by the masters themselves.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1 Introduction (Mark Yusko). What It Takes to Be the Best. Chapter 2 Masters (Michael Steinhardt). A Passion for Performance. Chapter 3 Steinhardt's Pick (John Armitage). Reasoned and Unrattled. Chapter 4 Masters (Marc Lasry). An Intolerance for Losing. Chapter 5 Lasry's Pick (Craig Effron). A Grip on Risk. Chapter 6 Masters (Lee Ainslie). A Stock Picker, Pure and Hardly Simple. Chapter 7 Ainslie's Pick (Bernay Box). The Big Time in Small Caps. Chapter 8 Masters (Boone Pickens). The Imperturbable Oilman. Chapter 9 Pickens's Picks (Brian Bradshaw, David Meaney, Michael Ross, and Alex Szewczyk). A Place at the Table. Chapter 10 Masters (Josh Friedman and Mitch Julis). Doyens of Debt. Chapter 11 Friedman's and Julis's Picks (Jeffrey Schachter and Burton Weinstein). Leaving Little to Chance. Chapter 12 Masters (Dwight Anderson). The Phoenix Phenomenon. Chapter 13 Anderson's Pick (Roberto Mignone). Fruits of Firsthand Knowledge. Chapter 14 Anderson's Pick (Bruce Ritter). Mastering a Changing Market. Chapter 15 Masters (Julian Robertson). Encores. Chapter 16 Masters (Jim Chanos). Out on the Short-Selling Limb. Chapter 17 Masters (Richard Perry). A Manager's Manager. Chapter 18 Masters (Daniel Loeb). Newfound Restraint. Index.
Katherine Burton has been a reporter at Bloomberg News since 1993, covering hedge funds and investment management. Before joining Bloomberg, she wrote for the International Herald Tribune and U.S. News & World Report. She has an MBA from New York University and is a winner of the 2001 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news, and the 2005 New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Excellence in Journalism for business writing.