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A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wa A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wanted to discuss. 


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A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wa A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wanted to discuss. 

30 review for Money Mavericks PDF eBook: Confessions of a hedge fund manager (Financial Times Series)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    Seeing As this book has so many positive reviews, I will make this review bit less detailed than usual. Instead i'll just contribute to the positivity. Now first of all, this book is great. It's written by former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer. Lars starts off by exposing some of the popular myths in the hedge fund industry, the whole glamorous appeal of it all is nothing more than a gross oversimplification society has placed on it, Much like the situation in china. Lars walks you through his l Seeing As this book has so many positive reviews, I will make this review bit less detailed than usual. Instead i'll just contribute to the positivity. Now first of all, this book is great. It's written by former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer. Lars starts off by exposing some of the popular myths in the hedge fund industry, the whole glamorous appeal of it all is nothing more than a gross oversimplification society has placed on it, Much like the situation in china. Lars walks you through his life from the genesis of it all to the hedge fund industry. He shows you the kind of child he was, the family he came from and why he decided to go to school to study the land of investing. This book should be read by anyone who is strongly considering going into the hedge fund industry, it shows you that it's not rosy place at all. And how brutal and unreasonable the clients can be. Lars walks us through the journey from the idea to the fruition of it all. And we all know there are alot of people who tend to harbour the notion that hedge fund managers or people in finance or the business world don't work hard at all. those poeple would probably change their mind after reading this book. Lars shows you the hardships of making it. Just how hard one must work for the idea to actually become a reality, all the people involved, All the meetings, All the people overlooking him because as we all know people like to pay attention to the size of the man rather than the size of the plan. A quality I despise in people. I found that me and Lars had allot in common. And I think any successful person who have made it or are still making it on their own will also relate The Verdict: Very good book on the inner clockwork of the hedge fund industry, reveals alot of notions society has placed on the industry as myths. And shows you how hard one must push to accomplish the goal Physical Quality: The book was published by FT Publishing International and the quality of the book in it's entirety is impeccable. This the best if not then surely one of the most high quality paperbacks I own. Thanks for reading my review, hope I was of some help. check out my other reviews if you like this one

  2. 4 out of 5

    Curvo

    Really enjoyed reading Lars Kroijer's memoir on running a hedge fund. The down to earth writing style makes Lars' book easy to read. It's not everyday you get to go "behind the scenes" in starting up a hedge fund and the fundraising activities involved. Lars digs deep in the industry and questions the high fees and value added as a hedge fund towards the end of his journey running Holte Capital. Even if you're not into finance, it's worth a read. Really enjoyed reading Lars Kroijer's memoir on running a hedge fund. The down to earth writing style makes Lars' book easy to read. It's not everyday you get to go "behind the scenes" in starting up a hedge fund and the fundraising activities involved. Lars digs deep in the industry and questions the high fees and value added as a hedge fund towards the end of his journey running Holte Capital. Even if you're not into finance, it's worth a read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M I

    It's a rare thing for a non-finance person to be utterly absorbed in a book about finance.But Lars Kroijer's memoir is a refreshingly honest and humble account of his success/failures in the mysterious world of hedge funds. He brings to light the struggles and the stress of running a business with Danish dead-pan humor and humility. Terrific book that had me laughing aloud !!! It's a rare thing for a non-finance person to be utterly absorbed in a book about finance.But Lars Kroijer's memoir is a refreshingly honest and humble account of his success/failures in the mysterious world of hedge funds. He brings to light the struggles and the stress of running a business with Danish dead-pan humor and humility. Terrific book that had me laughing aloud !!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Weenie

    An engaging read - although I knew what was going to happen at the end, Lars came across as a nice guy and I was willing him to succeed!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Interesting and easy to read. If I were to recommend any hedge fund book (to people working outside of hedge funds), this would probably be it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Themistocles

    Ooh, a book written by a fund manager! Even allowing for the predictable lack of 'juicy' details, this should make a very interesting book! We've got plenty of books on the matter written by journos, but an actual fund manager? Unfortunately, this is a distinctively uninteresting story written in a distinctively way. Kroijer fails to adequately describe the frantic world of hedge funds and in the process makes it appear comparable to any desk job. There's some usual soul-searching and the predict Ooh, a book written by a fund manager! Even allowing for the predictable lack of 'juicy' details, this should make a very interesting book! We've got plenty of books on the matter written by journos, but an actual fund manager? Unfortunately, this is a distinctively uninteresting story written in a distinctively way. Kroijer fails to adequately describe the frantic world of hedge funds and in the process makes it appear comparable to any desk job. There's some usual soul-searching and the predictable moral questions raised but nothing really important. The most interesting chapter is arguably the last one, where Kroijer describes why hedge funds do not add any value to the economy (conveniently, he thought of that after going bust). There are also some gray areas: in describing his fund's failure, Kroijer said that after his long position on a company failed, his hedges also failed, so shutdown was imminent. He says that this was obvious in a market-neutral strategy, and it indeed seems to be, but then... why did he call his other positions "hedges" if they hedged him against nothing? Doesn't make sense. Now, I'm far from being an investment expert, but I've read about all sorts of really, really stupid things done by people like Kroijer, so...

  7. 5 out of 5

    David Ball

    I quite liked this, but being an event-driven prop trader in London at the same time this book was set, I am probably the perfect audience. I found the book informative - particularly the sections dedicated to getting his fund up and running (all the admin tasks as well as the fund raising aspects) - as I hope to run my own hedge fund some day. While his approach to trading was far from unique, I appreciated the efforts he went into describing how he identified opportunities and hedged out his r I quite liked this, but being an event-driven prop trader in London at the same time this book was set, I am probably the perfect audience. I found the book informative - particularly the sections dedicated to getting his fund up and running (all the admin tasks as well as the fund raising aspects) - as I hope to run my own hedge fund some day. While his approach to trading was far from unique, I appreciated the efforts he went into describing how he identified opportunities and hedged out his risk. And the year which broke him, 2007, I remember very well: it was fun to relive the painful times through somebody else's experience. Overall, a very realistic account of running money. Ironically I now manage money in Denmark, and bike regularly through Holte, which makes this story even more serendipitious.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Maybe it's because my investing style is so dissimilar to his, but nothing in this book really grabbed me. You keep waiting for something big to happen. He's trying to launch the fund, now it's going, now it's a bit bigger. And then it all just ends. Good memoirs require drama, there was no real conflict here to push the story forward. I appreciate the author's honesty and clear writing, but I can't get past three stars for something this devoid of the high drama that normally defines finance. Maybe it's because my investing style is so dissimilar to his, but nothing in this book really grabbed me. You keep waiting for something big to happen. He's trying to launch the fund, now it's going, now it's a bit bigger. And then it all just ends. Good memoirs require drama, there was no real conflict here to push the story forward. I appreciate the author's honesty and clear writing, but I can't get past three stars for something this devoid of the high drama that normally defines finance.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alvin Lim

    If hedge funds were a country, it would be the eighth-biggest on the planet. They can sink whole economies, and have the potential to crash the entire global financial system. Yet they are beyond regulation. We should be very afraid.' New Statesman, 2006 What is a hedge fund and what do hedgies actually do? How are the staggering fees in the hedge industry calculated? If hedge funds were a country, it would be the eighth-biggest on the planet. They can sink whole economies, and have the potential to crash the entire global financial system. Yet they are beyond regulation. We should be very afraid.' New Statesman, 2006 What is a hedge fund and what do hedgies actually do? How are the staggering fees in the hedge industry calculated?

  10. 4 out of 5

    bookreader

    Mortifyingly frank, yet winsome, Kroijer lifts the veil on starting a hedge fund like no other writer. If you ignore the woefully inaccurate title (surely the fault of a demented publisher), you'll find in these pages a veritable manual of start-up wisdom, along with a cautionary tale for those who aspire to be their own investment bosses. Mortifyingly frank, yet winsome, Kroijer lifts the veil on starting a hedge fund like no other writer. If you ignore the woefully inaccurate title (surely the fault of a demented publisher), you'll find in these pages a veritable manual of start-up wisdom, along with a cautionary tale for those who aspire to be their own investment bosses.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Abdullabd

    Good story about hedge funds and lifestyle. Captures the stress and types of people who are in it. The author tries to be quite humble yet not so humble at the same time. Kind of felt as though it was fake humbleness.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Senholt

    Fairly enjoyable, and provides a quite detailed account of the otherwise cloudy world of hedge-funds. A must read for anyone entertaining the thought of pursuing a career within investment banking and hedge-funds.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julian Bu

    was fun to read. author sounded authentic and didn't try to flatter himself too much. was fun to read. author sounded authentic and didn't try to flatter himself too much.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Evan

    Great perspective of a fund

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nico

    First-hand, down to earth, amazing story about setting up one's own hedge fund. The book makes sure the reader gets a real view on the hedge fund not to make it look like investment banking. First-hand, down to earth, amazing story about setting up one's own hedge fund. The book makes sure the reader gets a real view on the hedge fund not to make it look like investment banking.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vlad Bayer

    Excellent read for anyone interested in the industry. But especially interesting read for those dreaming about someday starting their own fund.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Nguyen

    Full of candid storytelling and heartwarming humor. One of the best pieces of writing from an industry's insider. Full of candid storytelling and heartwarming humor. One of the best pieces of writing from an industry's insider.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alvin Chan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Fjord

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alexander

  21. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Hall

  22. 5 out of 5

    Floris Oliemans

  23. 4 out of 5

    Pawel

  24. 4 out of 5

    Eric

  25. 4 out of 5

    CC (ClimateConcerns)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Seiha Chheng

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tiago Vaz Serra

  28. 4 out of 5

    J.Bradley

  29. 4 out of 5

    Algirdas Purkenas

  30. 5 out of 5

    Niels Berg Conradsen

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