Category: Recommended books

A man for all markets – Ed Thorp

Dr Ed Thorp, born in 1932, tells his incredible life story. After starting out as an American mathematics professor, he soon became a very successful quantitative hedge fund manager as well as a blackjack and roulette player. Dr Thorp describes the insights he came to while putting his theories to work. He imparts valuable advice on a broad range of topics, including his approach to investing, managing market risk, investing in hedge funds, and how to protect and generate wealth for the long term.

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The Education of a Value Investor – Guy Spier

This is an inspirational autobiography of Guy Spier’s career and how he turned from an investment banker into a “value” investment professional managing his own fund, Aquamarine Capital. It is inspirational because Mr Spier not only describes his pursuit to become a true value investor, but also his quest to become the “best person that he can be”.

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