"a readable, relevant book, with lessons a new generation of hedge-fund managers...would do well to take to heart … the book celebrates, in individual profiles, the experience and know-how of hedge fund “masters”. burton brings to light a delightfully disparate, even eccentric, cohort in a field that manages an estimated $1.7 trillion. ‘in sum, burton has written a readable, relevant book, with lessons a new generation of hedge-fund managers, in a decidedly less hospitable investment climate, would do well to take to heart."
“this is a well-written and accessible book, and readers with scant knowledge of hedge funds will be able to enjoy the interviews…an entertaining, informative and easy-to-read book. i would recommend it to hedge fund investors and non-investors alike.”
"eloquently written and obviously well researched. burton has managed to bring out the lively personalities of these wall street titans…all in all, an entertaining and informative read which really is actually hard to put down."
"this collection of interviews is much more useful then those books which only espouse a single viewpoint."
securities & investment review
"in an astute move that separates the book from others in its class, burton also probe the most established players in the industry on who they believe are the rising stars of the hedge fund management- then speaks to them too juxtaposing the experience of the veterans with the fresh energy of their protégés. it is a lively read that cuts through the industry jargon to paint a straightforward and occasionally compelling picture of those at its heart."
"her lengthy interviews with these managers are a window onto how wealth operates. the conversations recorded in this book are strewn with gems. burton’s book surprises with is comedy and colour."
international herald tribune
“great descriptions of the backgrounds, philosophies, and practices of the best managers, told in a rapid, entertaining narrative.”
david einhorn, manager, greenlight capital hedge fund
“this is a page-turner, with insights from some of the legends of the hedge fund industry. and it’s written in a wonderfully engaging style by a veteran journalist with unprecedented access to these titans of wall street.”
andrew w. lo, harris & harris group professor, director, mit laboratory for financial engineering, mit sloan school of management