Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears

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Book Details

pages

290

published

2004

Format

PDF

Author

Daniel A. Strachman

Book : Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears

Julian Robertson is one of the most successful and well-known hedge fund managers of our time. For nearly twenty years his infamous fund–Tiger Management–was the talk of the town, routinely delivering double-digit performance. This biography will explore this legendary fund manager’s role in the development and popularity of hedge funds, examine his investment methodology and strategy, and look at the growth of his fund and his ‘Tigers’–individuals who have gone on to great success themselves.
* Includes candid interviews of Robertson, his colleagues, and his peers
* Uncovers the trading strategies and investment style of a legendary fund manager
* Offers a rare glimpse inside the personal world of Julian Robertson
READERSHIP: Those with any interest in or knowledge of hedge funds, business readers, investment professionals.
Daniel A. Strachman is Managing Director of Answers Company, a New York-based money management firm that offers investment management services to individuals and institutions. He has contributed many articles on investment management and strategies to publications including the New York Post and the Financial Times and is also the author of Getting Started in Hedge Funds (Wiley 2000).

From the Inside Flap

“While many of Julian Hart Robertson Jr.’s contemporaries call him everything from ‘arrogant and mean’ to ‘gruff and stubborn,’ they all seem to look at his money management skills with awe and admiration. He is considered by friends and foes alike to be one of the most important money managers of all time. Robertson and his ‘Tigers’ have forever changed the way money is managed and the way hedge funds are used by investors around the world.”
–From the Introduction

Take one look at Julian Robertson and you’ll quickly see that he’s a man who aims to be the best at whatever he does. Robertson’s skills at finding opportunities to exploit in the canyons of lower Manhattan and in markets around the globe are legendary. The numbers speak for themselves: Tiger Management grew from $8.8 million under his management in 1980 to more than $21 billion in 2000.

Written by hedge fund expert Daniel Strachman, Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears is the first in-depth look at one of the most successful and well-known hedge fund managers of our time. Following Robertson from his days as a Salisbury, North Carolina, youth to his domination of Wall Street, this engaging book traces his inspired climb to the top, and his often controversial tenure at the helm of one of the most successful hedge fund organizations in the world.

In the pages of this book, you’ll learn about Robertson’s ability to find and execute trades in the equity, fixed-income, and commodities markets. You’ll see how he was able to stay the course in the copper market during an incredibly volatile time in the market and reap huge rewards from his trades. Robertson believes there’s no place for second best and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. At Tiger, winning wasn’t everything–it was the only thing.

Filled with candid interviews with Robertson, his colleagues, and his peers, Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears uncovers both the personal world of Julian Robertson and the trading strategies and investment style that have made him a legend in his own time. You’ll be there to watch how Robertson’s determination, financial skills, and vision allowed him to get Tiger Management up, running, and into the game. But you’ll also be there as missteps and market malaise led Robertson to shut the fund complex down in 2000.

While exploring this legendary fund manager’s role in the development and popularity of hedge funds, you’ll also learn how the culture at Tiger Management bred other successful fund managers known as Cubs, who will continue to impact the way money is managed for many years to come. Today, the Tiger Cubs are believed to manage more than ten percent of all assets allocated to hedge funds around the world. There is no other manager whose tentacles reach as far and wide into the money management world.

Julian Robertson is one of the greatest traders and money managers of the century, as well as one of Wall Street’s greatest teachers and inspirers. Filled with revealing anecdotes and economic insights, Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears is not only the story of Julian Robertson and Tiger Management–it’s also the story of how legends are made.

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