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"Splendid...the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales." -- The Washington Post Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first- century capitalism. Beating the market was long thought to be impossible, but hedge funds cracked its mysteries and made fortunes in the process. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the industry, esteemed financial writer Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of the hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009.
Sebastian Mallaby has been a Washington Post columnist since 1999. From 1986 to 1999, he was on the staff of The Economist, serving in Zimbabwe, London, and Japan, and as the magazine's Washington bureau chief. He spent 2003 as a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among others.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Alpha Game||p. 1|
|Big Daddy||p. 15|
|The Block Trader||p. 40|
|Paul Samulson's Secret||p. 62|
|The Alchemist||p. 83|
|Top Cat||p. 109|
|Rock-And-Roll Cowboy||p. 130|
|White Wednesday||p. 147|
|Hurricane Greenspan||p. 172|
|Soros Versus Soros||p. 193|
|The Enemy is Us||p. 220|
|The Dot-Com Double||p. 248|
|The Yale Men||p. 265|
|The Code Breakers||p. 285|
|Premonitions of A Crisis||p. 307|
|Riding The Storm||p. 323|
|"How Could They Do This?"||p. 348|
|Conclusion:Scarier Than What||p. 373|
|Do the Tiger Funds Generate Alpha?||p. 395|
|Performance of the Pioneers||p. 400|
|Photo Credits||p. 483|
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