Story of an young Hedge Fund Manager

If you're looking for an interesting young manager - or if you've always wanted to start your own fund and are interested in how somebody else did it - check out Peter Rabover's Artko Capital on Twitter.

Peter's background story is fascinating and his account is a must-follow if you care about small cap stock picks.

Back at it

It has been a year since I had to take a break from conducting interviews. Thankfully I am now in a position to again spend time sourcing interviews and developing the site. If you have any suggestions please feel free to email me: Contact@hedgefundconversations.com

 

RenTech: Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other

Excellent story at Bloomberg about the history of legendary Quant shop Renaissance Technologies.

Renaissance's track record is astonishing and the firm is one of the most secretive organizations on Wall Street.

The firm was founded and led by James Simons, a mathematician and code-breaker.

Simons added scientific talent with a variety of backgrounds.

Header over to Bloomberg to read the full article.

Neil Woodford: How the Oracle of Oxford Won a Cult Following (Bloomberg Profile)

Woodford has been running money since at least 1987. Except for when he started out in insurance in 1981, he’s spent most of his career working outside of London’s financial district. Invesco is based in Henley-on-Thames, about an hour’s drive from his current Oxford setup. Like his investing hero, Omaha-based Warren Buffett, he’s a bit of an outsider.

When Woodford was at Invesco, where he attracted a cult following as he built up about £33 billion in assets in around 26 years, he was among the biggest individual investors in U.K. stocks. On Oct. 15, 2013, the day he announced he would be moving on, Invesco shares slumped more than 7 percent.

“The thing that has done the best job for my investors is tobacco,” he says. “I am not paid to exercise my personal moral judgment.”