More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian Mallaby

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian Mallaby


Sebastian Mallaby’s ‘More Money Than God’ combines interesting storytelling and research, taking the readers on a journey that retells the history of hedge funds and its growth. The book also details the variety of hedge funds styles, such as Soros’ aptly-named Quantum fund such as “macro funds” and Paul Tudor Jones’ Tiger funds. ‘More Money Than God’ also attempts to summarize the different approaches from various renowned figures all over the world, such as Jim, Simmons, founder of the Renaissance – a period perceived as an era that dealt with some of the most secretive types of funding in a secretive industry. A commendable and revolutionary contribution to the historical evolution of the hedge funding history while choosing to vilify nor praise the industry it dwells in.

About the Author

Sebastian Christopher Peter Mallaby (or widely known as Sebastian Mallaby) is an English journalist and author born in May 1964. Formerly working as a contributing editor for the Financial Times and a columnist and editorial board member at The Washington Post, his recent work has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly. He has additionally penned and published other works such as ‘The World’s Banker’ in 2004 and ‘The Man Who Knew’ in 2016. 2016.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Alpha Game

  1. Big Daddy
  2. The Block Trader
  3. Paul Samuel’s Secret
  4. The Alchemist
  5. Top Cat
  6. Rock and Roll Cowboy
  7. White Wednesday
  8. Hurricane Greenspan
  9. Soros versus Soros
  10. The Enemy is Us
  11. The Dot-Com Double
  12. The Yale Men
  13. The Code Breakers
  14. Premonitions of a Crisis
  15. Riding the Storm
  16. “How Could They Do This?”
  • Conclusion: Scarier than what?
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix I: Do the Tiger Funds Generate Alpha?
    • Appendix II: Performance of the Pioneers
    • Notes
    • Index
    • Photo Credits

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