Hedge Fund Leadership: How To Inspire Peak Performance from Traders and Money Managers / Edition 1

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In recent years, as hedge fund have quickly grown in size andscope, it has become even more important to understand the propermanagement practices associated with these investment vehicles. Andwhile an increasingly large number of progressive hedge funds areattempting to incorporate teamwork and cooperation into theirbusiness plans, this situation has led to new leadership challengesthat must be addressed in order to achieve success.

That's why author Ari Kiev has created Hedge Fund Leadership.This book-his sixth combing the complex aspects of trading andpsychology-focuses on the issue of leadership in hedge funds andhow great leaders can organize themselves and their associates toform a highly functioning fund that is great than the sum of itsparts.

Written with the financial professional in mind, this valuableresource skillfully explains how to assemble, motivate, and managea group of traders within a fund and sheds much-needed light on theimportance of aligning trades with the overall vision and goals ofa hedge fund. throughout the book, Kiev shares his perspectives onvarious leadership themes-which he's explored with the help ofnumerous hedge fund managers over the last several years-anddiscusses how a delicate balance between empowerment and controlmust be struck in order to enhance the performance of today's hedgefund.

Along the way, Kiev answers may essential questions,including:

  • What is the value of a vision?
  • How do you empower your team to get the job done?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470193877
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/3/2008
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series, #337
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ari Kiev is a psychiatrist who specializes in organizational psychology, stress management, and performance enhancement. He is President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute and is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in transcultural psychiatry, suicidology, and psychopharmacology. Kiev has counseled Olympic athletes on how to achieve states of peak performance in athletic competition. In recent years, he has developed the Trading to Win training programs for dealing with trading stress, portfolio management, risk control, and leadership as they related to peak performance in the trading arena. For more information contact www.arikiev.com.

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Table of Contents



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.



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