More Money Than God Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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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.

Author Biography

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 Gamep. 1
Big Daddyp. 15
The Block Traderp. 40
Paul Samulson's Secretp. 62
The Alchemistp. 83
Top Catp. 109
Rock-And-Roll Cowboyp. 130
White Wednesdayp. 147
Hurricane Greenspanp. 172
Soros Versus Sorosp. 193
The Enemy is Usp. 220
The Dot-Com Doublep. 248
The Yale Menp. 265
The Code Breakersp. 285
Premonitions of A Crisisp. 307
Riding The Stormp. 323
"How Could They Do This?"p. 348
Conclusion:Scarier Than Whatp. 373
Acknowledgmentsp. 392
Do the Tiger Funds Generate Alpha?p. 395
Performance of the Pioneersp. 400
Notesp. 408
Intexp. 465
Photo Creditsp. 483
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