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The Alpha Masters Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds



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The Alpha Masters cracks open the secretive, guarded world of hedge funds through never before seen or heard insights into the minds of today's most successful (as well as reclusive) managers. Many of the subjects profiled have never spoken in such an intimate format and will provide extremely provocative, newsworthy analysis of today's investing landscape. The Alpha Masters provides institutional and savvy investors with tangible, analytical insight into the psychology of the trade, strategies and investment criteria and show how reader can achieve this too Chapters are easy-to-follow and broken down by strategy--Long/Short, Merger Arbitrage, Value, Macro, Distressed, Quantitative, Commodities, Activist, pure Short, Fund of Funds Includes great names from the trading world including David Einhorn, Jim Chanos, Cliff Asness, Marc Lasry, Kyle Bass, John Paulson, George Soros, Peter, Carl Icahn, Julian Robertson and Steve Cohen

Author Biography

Maneet Ahuja is CNBC's hedge fund specialist and a producer on Squawk Box. In 2011, she co-created and developed the network's "Delivering Alpha" hedge fund summit in conjunction with Institutional Investor and was awarded CNBC's prestigious Enterprise Award in 2009 for her groundbreaking coverage of the industry. She has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and produces quarterly shows at the Department of Labor with former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan as well as U.S. Competitiveness Summits at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining CNBC in 2008, she was a part of the Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing team. She began her career on Wall Street in 2002 at age 17 in Citigroup's Corporate & Investment Banking division as a credit risk analyst.

Maneet is one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 (Jan. 2012), has been featured in Elle magazine's annual Genius issue (April 2011), and in 2010 was nominated for Crain's New York Business Forty Under 40 Rising Stars. Follow Maneet on twitter @WallStManeet and visit her book's websites at and

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Less Mysterious World of Hedge Funds by Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and Co-CIO of PIMCOp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Disclaimerp. xxiii
The Global Macro Maven: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associatesp. 1
Man versus Machine: Pierre Lagrange and Tim Wong, Man Group/AHLp. 25
The Risk Arbitrageur: John Paulson, Paulson & Co.p. 39
Distressed Debt's Value Seekers: Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner, Avenue Capital Groupp. 75
The Fearless First Mover: David Tepper, Appaloosa Managementp. 93
The Activist Answer: William A. Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Managementp. 115
The Poison Pen: Daniel Loeb, Third Pointp. 155
The Cynical Sleuth: James Chanos, Kynikos Associates LPp. 173
The Derivatives Pioneer: Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Managementp. 193
Afterword: Myron S. Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Co-Author of the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Modelp. 203
Appendixp. 211
Referencesp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
About the Authorp. 240
Indexp. 241
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