A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: Or What's a Heaven For

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Financial legend Barton Biggs' fictional account of the hedge world and the broader workings of Wall Street

Barton Biggs' latest book is an inspirational rags to riches story of drive and financial talent. Told through the eyes of a fictional insider, this engaging story provides a detailed look at the hedge fund business in the late 1990s and through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

"A Tale From the Hedge Fund World" chronicles the life of a poor boy who ends up amassing more wealth than he ever thought possible. From studying Wall Street charts while sitting on the sidelines of football practice to realizing how so much money can be made in a short period of time, this book provides a bird's eye view of the inner workings of Wall Street and what it takes to make it there. Puts the word of hedge funds in perspective and reveals the competitive "and" lucrative nature of this field Other titles by Biggs: "Hedgehogging" and "Wealth, War & Wisdom" Also describes the bursting of the mortgage bubble and the great financial crisis that followed

No one knows more about the hedge fund world of the past twenty years than Barton Biggs. His new fable offers an entertaining look at this field and those who aspire to excel within it.


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Review: A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: ...or What's a Heaven For?

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Review: A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: ...or What's a Heaven For?

User Review  - Brian Zheng - Goodreads

Another good book from Barton Biggs. The author describes the up and down ride of a fictional statistical arbitrage hedge fund manager investing using value with momentum style. The protagonist ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

BARTON BIGGS is the cofounder and managing partner of Traxis Partners, a billion-dollar macro hedge fund. He spent thirty years as a senior partner at Morgan Stanley, where he formed the firm's top-rated research department, and created and built its investment management division. He was also Morgan Stanley's investment strategist and was on numerous occasions elected by Institutional Investor magazine as the number-one ranked global strategist. He currently writes a column for Newsweek. Biggs's previous books, Hedgehogging and Wealth, War & Wisdom, are also published by Wiley and are international bestsellers.

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