Category: education

How Public Money Gets Into Hedge Funds

How Public Money Gets Into Invested Into Hedge Funds. Public pensions and college endowments are some of the biggest investors in hedge funds, investment vehicles that have made their managers some of the wealthiest people in the world. Middlemen funnel…

How to Start a Hedge Fund

What Does It Take To Start A Hedge Fund Or Litigation Finance Fund? Who doesn’t want to run an investment fund? In my role as a consultant to fund companies, I’m asked this question all the time. The financial press…

Billionaire Hedge Fund Boss Ray Dalio: Independent Thinking is Crucial for Success in Financial Markets

Self Made Billionaire Hedge Fund Boss Ray Dalio: Independent Thinking is Crucial for Success in Financial Markets.

Largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates is known for its unique and brutally transparent work culture.
Ray Dalio says while at other firms people are asked to keep their thoughts to themselves, at Bridgewater they “have a right and an obligation to say I think this is terrible and explore whether or not that’s true.”
Dalio says Bridgewater is a “bit like entering the Navy SEALs, …There’s a period – about 18 months-of sort of adaptation to this. And some make it and some don’t make it. And so we call it ‘getting to the other side.'”

“We describe it as: there’s the upper-level you and the lower-level you. The human brain is part thoughtful man …and part animal. And you have to drag yourself. And we see the struggle as between the upper-level them and the lower-level them,” he says referring to the difference between what they brain  wants and what a person’s emotions struggle with.

In the end though he believes this transparency is crucial to the “independent thinking” you need in financial markets so you can know quickly identify your weaknesses and address them.

Billionaire Hedge Fund Boss Ray Dalio: Indipendent Thinking is Crucial for Success in Financial Markets

50 Cent Keys to Fearlessness

Top 10 key points on becoming fearless by 50 Cent and Robert Greene  Source: The 50th Law Confront your mortality — the sublime In the face of our inevitable mortality we can do one of two things. We can attempt…

What are Penny Stocks?

Penny stocks  are common shares of small public companies that trade that trades below $5 per share in the United States. The SEC defines a penny stock as a security that trades below $5 per share, is not listed on…

Hedge Fund History

The father of hedge fund is considered to be Alfred Jones. He came up with the term hedged fund and created the first hedge fund structure in 1940. But Warren Buffet would say that the father of hedge fund industry is Benjamin Graham, who he says managed a hedge fund in mid 1920s.

What is Hedge Fund?

Hedge fund is an investment vehicle that can take both long and short positions, use arbitrage, buy and sell undervalued securities, trade options or bonds, and invest in almost any opportunity in any market where it foresees impressive gains at…

Heducation – Where Top Hedge Fund Titans Went to School

View the colleges the most successful hedge fund titans went. Columbia University Undergrad Hedge Fund Alum(s): Third Point’s Dan Loeb (economics) Grad School Hedge Fund Alum(s): Moore Capital’s Louis Bacon (MBA), Omega Advisors’ Leon Cooperman (MBA) and Talpion Fund Management’s…

Hedgeducation Scandal

Scandalous Confessions including pervasive hazing, substance abuse and sexual assault, as well as an intoxicating nihilism that dominates campus social life inside Dartmouth College. Within the Ivy League, Dartmouth is considered the most “corporate” of the schools, with a reputation…