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The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money

The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money


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Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets

In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes still need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place.

This updated and revised edition of The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management.

  • Divulges how top financial professionals are looking forward by thinking clearly, managing risk, and seeking a new paradigm of profit making opportunities in the post-crisis world
  • Outlines investments and strategies for the rocky road ahead
  • Gives guidance on how traditional investors such as pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices should rethink how they approach asset allocation and portfolio construction
  • Written by respected industry expert Steven Drobny

Page by page, the professionals found in this book reveal their own approaches to markets, risk, and the broader world in which we live, as well as their advice on how investors should be approaching money management in today's uncertain world.

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ISBN-13: 9781118843000
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

STEVEN DROBNY is the founder and CEO of Drobny Global Asset Management, an independent investment advisory, asset management, and consulting firm focused on global macro and commodity hedge fund strategies. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets (Wiley). Mr. Drobny holds an MSc in finance and accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BS/BA from Bucknell University. Please visit for more information on Drobny and this book.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2011 Edition by Nouriel Roubini ix

Foreword to the 2010 Edition by Jared Diamond xiii

Preface xix

Preface to the 2011 Edition xxiii

Preface to the 2010 Edition xxvii


Chapter 1 Rethinking Real Money 3

Chapter 2 The Family Office Manager: Jim Leitner, Falcon Management 33


Chapter 3 The House 59

Chapter 4 The Philosopher 91

Chapter 5 The Bond Trader 129

Chapter 6 The Professor 149

Chapter 7 The Commodity Trader 185

Chapter 8 The Commodity Investor 215

Chapter 9 The Commodity Hedger 249

Chapter 10 The Equity Trader 279

Chapter 11 The Predator 307

Chapter 12 The Plasticine Macro Trader 329


Chapter 13 The Pensioner 367

Conclusion 391

Acknowledgments 395

Bibliography 399

About the Author 407

Index 409

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