More Money Than God

Hedge Funds and the Making of the New Elite

Sebastian Mallaby

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Book Synopsis

"More Money Than God" by Sebastian Mallaby is a gripping exploration of the secretive and powerful world of hedge funds. Mallaby, a seasoned journalist and author, provides an insightful and detailed account of the individuals and strategies that have shaped the industry.

Drawing on extensive research and interviews with industry insiders, Mallaby takes readers through the origins of hedge funds and their evolution into a dominant force in global finance. From legendary figures like George Soros to lesser-known managers, Mallaby skillfully brings these characters to life, illustrating their successes, failures, and the impact they have had on the financial landscape.

This book examines the key elements of hedge fund strategies, from short selling and leveraging to complex derivatives. Mallaby explains the factors that have contributed to the industry's remarkable growth, but also highlights the risks and controversies associated with it, including the 2008 financial crisis.

Mallaby delves into the clash between traditional investment institutions and the rise of hedge funds, as well as the ongoing debates surrounding their regulation. He presents a balanced view, showcasing both the industry's positive contributions to market efficiency and its potential to exacerbate instability.

"More Money Than God" is a compelling and illuminating read, providing a comprehensive overview of the hedge fund industry and shedding light on the individuals, strategies, and impact that have made hedge funds an integral part of today's financial world.

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