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Hedge Hunters: After the Credit Crisis, How Hedge Fund Masters Survived, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-57660-363-5
256 pages
February 2010
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The story of the survival of hedge funds and managers in the aftermath of crisis

Hedge Hunters has been one of the most important and best-selling books on hedge funds since its debut in November 2007. Since then, the financial markets have been turned upside down, posing unprecedented challenges to hedge fund managers. This revised and updated edition deals with those changes with all the insight and knowledge that made the original edition so successful. Katherine Burton has written a new preface and has updated each chapter with a discussion of how the fund was affected by the downturn, the manager's strategies for coping with the ongoing turbulence, and how the fund survived.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the 2007 Edition.


Chapter 1 Introduction (Mark Yusko).

What It Takes to Be the Best.

Chapter 2 Masters (Michael Steinhardt).

A Passion for Performance.

Chapter 3 Steinhardt's Pick (John Armitage).

Reasoned and Unrattled.

Chapter 4 Masters (Marc Lasry).

An Intolerance for Losing.

Chapter 5 Lasry's Pick (Craig Effron).

A Grip on Risk.

Chapter 6 Masters (Lee Ainslie).

A Stock Picker, Pure and Hardly Simple.

Chapter 7 Ainslie's Pick (Bernay Box).

The Big Time in Small Caps.

Chapter 8 Masters (Boone Pickens).

The Imperturbable Oilman.

Chapter 9 Pickens's Picks (Brian Bradshaw, David Meaney, Michael Ross, and Alex Szewczyk).

A Place at the Table.

Chapter 10 Masters (Josh Friedman and Mitch Julis).

Doyens of Debt.

Chapter 11 Friedman's and Julis's Picks (Jeffrey Schachter and Burton Weinstein).

Leaving Little to Chance.

Chapter 12 Masters (Dwight Anderson).

The Phoenix Phenomenon.

Chapter 13 Anderson's Pick (Roberto Mignone).

Fruits of Firsthand Knowledge.

Chapter 14 Anderson's Pick (Bruce Ritter).

Mastering a Changing Market.

Chapter 15 Masters (Julian Robertson).


Chapter 16 Masters (Jim Chanos).

Out on the Short-Selling Limb.

Chapter 17 Masters (Richard Perry).

A Manager's Manager.

Chapter 18 Masters (Daniel Loeb).

Newfound Restraint.


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Author Information

Katherine Burton has been a reporter at Bloomberg News since 1993, covering hedge funds and investment management. Before joining Bloomberg, she wrote for the International Herald Tribune and U.S. News & World Report. She has an MBA from New York University and is a winner of the 2001 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news, and the 2005 New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Excellence in Journalism for business writing.
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"Well-written. . . . Burton breaks new ground by profiling thirteen up-and-coming managers selected by ten acknowledged 'leaders and legends.'" (Publishers Weekly)

"A fine introduction to hedge funds for both the interested reader and those contemplating a career in this area of investment." (Library Journal)

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