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PRAISE FOR Julian Robertson
"Julian Robertson may be the most important person to ever manage money. Daniel Strachman has captured Robertson’s impact on the money management industry in this excellent and insightful book. It is an essential read for anyone interested in the way money is truly managed."
Michael Cacace Fortune magazine
"Daniel Strachman has written an important book about one of the most fascinating people to run a hedge fund. The book reveals how Julian Robertson built the Tiger organization from a single fund with $8 million in assets under management to a fund complex with more than $20 billion in assets under management. Throughout its pages, the book gives readers real insight into this unique man and his business and how the hedge fund industry has evolved over the last fifty years."
Jack Gaine, President Managed Funds Association
"This is a portrait of one of America’s most diligent and successful money managersone who had the foresight and courage to walk away when the investment marketplace began to go crazy. Read it. "
Christopher L. Davis
Executive Director, The Money Management Institute
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Chapter 1: Making Money in Metals.
Chapter 2: The Birth of a Tiger.
Chapter 3: A Southerner on Wall Street.
Chapter 4: The Tiger Finds New Hunting Grounds.
Chapter 5: The Tiger Begins to Growl.
Chapter 6: The Crash of 1987.
Chapter 7: The Dawn of a New Era.
Chapter 8: The Tiger Tangles with the Press.
Chapter 9: The Peak and the Fall.
Chapter 10: The Press Dissects the Tiger.
Chapter 11: The Tiger Cubs.
Chapter 12: Lessons Learned from the Tiger.
Chapter 13: Noblesse Oblige.
Posted November 27, 2004
Unfortunatley, Stractman writes a rather redundant story of the famous Tiger Fund. Robertson, is one of the greatest investor's of all time and the book fails to cover important details of the Tiger Management history. The book also lacks a good flow, as the writing is extremely poor and choppy. I have never read a book with more typos in my life. The publishing company as well as Stractman should be embarassed for the poor editing and rushing the book to press. Robertson deserves more!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2004
Posted September 5, 2004
A pretty dismal love song to Julian Robertson that reads as if it was written by Robertson's mother. When Robertson bugged out in 2000 he left hundreds of very unhappy investors, and it would be nice if Robertson was held to account and not glorified. If Robertson had done his job, he would have stayed the course and saw to it that his investors recouped the losses they incurred because of his poor investing strategies. Instead he shut down all the funds, and left his investors holding the bag. This is a pretty piss-poor thing for him to have done, but instead of holding his feet to the fire this superficial and padded book makes this man out to be something of a hero. How would Daniel Strachman have felt if he had trusted Julian Robertson, invested in a fund that tied up his money for five years, and then watched helplessly as the man shut down the fund when things got too rough? I think Daniel Strachman would be pretty angry. But we don't have any anger here. We have a simpering kind of hero-worship that does nothing more than soothe Julian Robertson's ego and provides little useful information.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2004
Posted August 27, 2004
This is a wonderful book about money management and one of the most extraordinary fund managers of all time. Strachman knows his subject and this knowledge is reflected in his insight of Mr. Robertson. ...A must read for all those who are serious about investing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 2, 2004
Posted August 19, 2004
I liked Strachman's earlier book on hedge funds, but this one was disappointing. Julian Robertson is one of the most overexposed men in the world of finance, so Strachman had a tough challenge and he failed to pull it off. Too much of this book reads like an extended and bland apologia for Robertson, whose funds all deep-sixed in early 2000 because of either market conditions or excessive redemptions. Strachman comes down squarely in the middle on this and most other controversies surrounding Robertson. So what is the point, then? Some major omissions: He fails to point out that this 'tiger' became a pussycat after his funds swelled in value. Most of his biggest gains came when he ran a tiny fund. He doesn't adjust Robertson's returns for risk. When you do that he looks a lot worse than the conventional wisdom reflected in this book. He also fails to show anything about the humanity of the guy, either positive or negative. One doesn't get a sense of what makes Julian Robertson tick. In the hands of a good writer this might have been an interesting subject. I give it two stars because it does bring together in one spot most of what already has been written about Robertson, including some lengthy excerpts of other articles and commentaries, such as Paul Krugman's column dissing Robertson when his funds collapsed. But overall one comes away from this book feeling disappointed, even cheated--in other words, feeling pretty much as Robertson's investors must have felt when he went out of business in 2000.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.