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Hedge Fund Leadership: How To Inspire Peak Performance from Traders and Money Managers

Hedge Fund Leadership: How To Inspire Peak Performance from Traders and Money Managers

Ari Kiev

ISBN: 978-0-470-19387-7

Mar 2008

224 pages


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Hedge Fund Leadership skillfully explains how to assemble, motivate, and manage a group of traders within a fund and sheds much-needed light on the importance of aligning traders with the overall vision and goals of a hedge fund. Author Ari Kiev shares his perspectives on various leadership themes and discusses how a delicate balance between empowerment and control must be struck in order to enhance the performance of today?s hedge fund.


Chapter 1. Developing Good Leadership.

The Value of Empowerment.

It Begins with You.

Enjoying the Process, Solving the Problems.

Breeding Good Leadership.

Introducing the Flat Organization.

Chapter 2. The Value of a Vision.

Creating the Vision.

Focusing on Your Vision.

Maximizing Your Strengths.

Demonstrating Authenticity through Weakness.

Sharing Your Vision.

Timing is Everything.

Preparing for Resistance.

Implementing Your Vision.

Chapter 3. Assembling Your Team.

Considering Recruitment.

Conducting the Talent Search.

Changing Negative Perceptions

Identifying Individual Strengths

Melting Resistance

Dealing with Departures

Chapter 4. Refining Your Team.

Aligning Behavior.

Performing Evaluations.

Encouraging Commitment.

Motivating in Motion.

Chapter 5. Building Momentum.

A Transformational Phase.

Going for Short-term Victories.

Managing Risk-Taking.

Abandoning Energy-Draining Behavior.

Chapter 6: Sustaining Momentum.

Burnout and Euphoria.

Reassessing and Redefining Goals.

Redesigning Your Team.

No Time to Let Up.

Chapter 7. Transcending Self-Imposed Limits.

The Life Principle.

Transference and Counter-Transference Issues.

Making Yourself Human.

Combating Stress and Panic.

Using Imagery and Visualization.

Chapter 8: Empowering Others.

Monetary Incentives.

A Confrontational Environment.

Measuring Emotional Success.

Leaving a Legacy.