Tuesday, May 29

Alpha Masters Hedge Funds Maneet Ahuja

The Alpha Masters by Maneet Ahuja

Maneet Ahuja has just been on CNCB talking about her book The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds and the lessons Joe Public can learn from the hedge fund gods. The book is described as "the ultimate behind-the-curtain look at the hedge fund industry, unlocking the most valuable stories, secrets, and lessons directly from those who have played the game best."

Ahuja gives investors tangible, "analytical insight into the psychology of the trade, the strategies and investment criteria serious money managers use to determine and evaluate their positions, and special guidance on how the reader can replicate this success themselves." (!)

Ahuja wrote the book during one of the most volatile years ever in U.S. markets. Each chapter profiles one of the most successful names in the industry, including John Paulson, Ray Dalio, Bill Ackman, David Tepper, Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner, Jim Chanos, Boaz Weinstein, Dan Loeb, Pierre LaGrange and Tim Wong.

Her aim when writing The Alpha Masters was to uncover the investment philosophies of some of the world's greatest investors for the first time. Ahuja has been a producer at CNBC for over 4 years, and has slowly built up strong relationships and trust with these hedge fund investors. She wanted to "go behind the curtain," because all of her subjects believed there were valuable lessons to be learnt from their experiences and insights.

Who is the book aimed at? Investors, business students, market participants, in short anyone curious about the markets and interested in improving their investing/trading.

What defining characteristic do these hedge fund masters have?
According to Ahuja - they are all self-made and incredibly relentless - one of them started when he was 12.