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

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Penguin, Jun 10, 2010 - Business & Economics - 512 pages
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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.


  

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

User Review  - Jeanne - Goodreads

Fascinating read of all the big names in HF history. Thorough research and interesting perspective from a third person point of view. Was not a fan of the analysis that hedge funds are less risky than ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Owen - Goodreads

This was one of the best descriptions of how the financial system makes money that I have read. This could stem from the fact that it built on top of the earlier information I had, but, in any event ... Read full review

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Contents

THE ALPHA GAME
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SCARIER THAN WHAT?
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
DO THE TIGER FUNDS GENERATE ALPHA?
PERFORMANCE OF THE PIONEERS

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NOTES
PHOTO CREDITS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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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.

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