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

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

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

Description

Author Sebastian Mallaby’s ‘More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite’ is perceived as a book like none other. It is considered a historically-accurate and thoroughly-research piece of nonfiction literature about the hedge fund industry. Unprecedented in its scope, ‘More Money than God’ delves into the history of the hedge fund industry from its rise through rebellion in the ’60s and ’70s towards its speculative future within a fair and unbiased perspective. Apart from summarizing its history in-depth, ‘More Money than God’ also provides thought-provoking overviews of various funds type, its founders, and the bumps they’ve encountered with it.

About the Author

Sebastian Christopher Peter Mallaby (or widely known as Sebastian Mallaby) is an English journalist and author born in May 1964. Formerly, he worked as an editor contributing to the Financial Times. He has also worked as a columnist and editorial board member at The Washington Post, where his recent work has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly. He has been known for writing other highly-acclaimed works such as ‘The World’s Banker’ in 2004 and ‘The Man Who Knew’ in 2016.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Alpha Game

  1. Big Daddy
  2. The Block Trader
  3. Paul Samuel’s Secret
  4. The Alchemist
  5. Top Cat
  6. Rock and Roll Cowboy
  7. White Wednesday
  8. Hurricane Greenspan
  9. Soros versus Soros
  10. The Enemy is Us
  11. The Dot-Com Double
  12. The Yale Men
  13. The Code Breakers
  14. Premonitions of a Crisis
  15. Riding the Storm
  16. “How Could They Do This?”
  • Conclusion: Scarier than what?
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix I: Do the Tiger Funds Generate Alpha?
    • Appendix II: Performance of the Pioneers
    • Notes
    • Index
    • Photo Credits