"Maneet Ahuja's The Alpha Masters is a must-read for anyone working on Wall Street--or anyone planning to work on Wall Street. Getting even one of these titans of the industry to talk on record would be an impressive feat (and I know this because I've tried unsuccessfully to interview at least two of the people featured in here!), but getting all of them together in one place is simply herculean. Maneet quite clearly has the magic touch, and The Alpha Masters kept me busy on a round trip to Vegas, with a few extra hours on the tarmac. Great work, fun read, and a unique, fresh voice."
--Ben Mezrich is the author of twelve books including the New York Times best sellers Bringing Down the House, which was adapted into the movie 21, and The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie The Social Network.
this is a well written book about some of the more colourful figures in the world of high-stakes investing. Anyone looking for a decent holiday read could do a lot worse (Money Week, June 2012)
'There is not a dull moment, and one may even come out a much wiser investor by the end of the book. (eVestment|HFN, June 2012)
Using savvy and psychological understanding she fully grasps the nature behind the secretive trade, and gives the reader guidance to replicate success. (European CEO, 1st August 2012)
The short version is that I found the book very enjoyable and easy to read.
It's really true, if you want to learn how to do something, try it and try again, but along the way you should seek help or learn from those who have done it.
Maneet Ahuja's writing debut is a success! "The Alpha Masters" brings the average investor inside the walls of the world's top hedge fund managers.
I bought this book expecting it to be in the vein of the writing of John Train or Jack Schwager. Instead of an intelligent and analytical portraits of famous investors, however,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by HM
Love the content, although the writing style wasn't that great. Good rating overall.Published 2 months ago by TravelerMSY
I read this paper after finishing "Hedge Fund Market Wizards". I definitely liked the market wizards better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roy
Outstanding content! Highly recommended. Easy-to-ready, insightful, and fun. Learned an incredible amount of useful information. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ashley Peterson
This is a good read, if you are interested in hedge fund managers and their strategies. It drifts into hagiography, as the author doesn't challenge them on anything, but it is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Matthew Marshall
I had mixed feeling about the high proportion of five star reviews here. Whilst I feel sorry for the high quantity of one time reviewers, who, if they were not paid to praise this... Read morePublished 7 months ago by ServantofGod
This book is not recommended. I do like books about traders and I am always interested to learn about their methods and thinking. Read morePublished 8 months ago by GeraldM
Not much analysis, just light weight interviews. If you are well informed on the HF industry this book does not add much value.Published 8 months ago by MG
Recommend this to anyone looking to gain a deeper insight into how some of the best minds in the investment world think about things. Read morePublished 10 months ago by david