Alpha Masters Book Review

Alpha Masters Book Review

Get a contemporary look at the world’s best hedge fund managers in Alpha Masters…

Alpha Masters by Maneet Ahuja is all about “Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds.”

Alpha Master is a great walk-through of the various styles, techniques and investment philosophies of some of the most successful hedge fund managers of the last 20 years. You can certainly learn a lot about improving your own investment returns by reading Alpha Masters.

And hearing the stories of successful Wall Street warriors is always inspiring. So in short…

Alpha Master is an easy to read and enjoyable book, very much in the style of the Market Wizards series. And in this Alpha Masters book review we’ll look at some of the best parts of Alpha Masters, and whether or not it’s the right investing book for you. Now let’s dive into it…

Why Alpha Masters is a Fun Read:

Alpha Masters is all about how the top hedge fund managers got (and stayed) on top. It’s really inspiring and exciting to see how these huge hedge fund managers earned such consistently large returns. If you ever wondered how Ackman, Dalio or Loeb got so good then this book is for you. That’s because…

Each chapter in Alpha Masters is dedicated to a different hedge fund manager or wealth management firm. The chapters give a good overview of how the fund managers developed their successful investing and trading styles. In most cases it also explores some of the major challenges or hurdles these masters had to overcome in order to solidify their success. And the truth is, it’s surprisingly reassuring to learn that most top fund managers didn’t have a smooth ride to success! So…

If you have any desires to manage your own hedge fund some day, this book is sure to inspire you!

Another thing Alpha Masters illustrates effectively is that there are lots of different ways to find investing success. Some chapters focus on arbitrage investors, while others focus on short-only forensic accountants. It’s really amazing to see the different ways investors are able to successfully beat the S&P on a regular basis.

But that’s not even the best part!

The Best Part About Alpha Masters:

Alpha Masters was recommended to me by a reader of StockIdeas.org, and I’m glad it was! This book really helped me appreciate how some of the world’s best hedge fund managers got their organizations off the ground. When you hear about multibillion dollar funds, it’s hard to imagine them starting out.

In fact…

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own investment fund  you probably know what I’m talking about. Going out on your own can be a very daunting process with a lot of hoops and hurdles to get over. But seeing how most of these investing mavens struck out on their own between the ages of 25 and 35 is really illuminating for aspiring investment managers. If you’re trying to grow your AUM this book will help anchor your expectations of what’s required.

And truthfully…

You’ll probably be surprised how many of these hedge fund masters had trouble getting started, often working from home or out of small offices gifted to them by friends. The other common thread in the book that really stood out to me is that each of the hedge fund managers seems to believe that capital is a commodity – and good investment ideas are not.

Let me explain:

All these hedge fund managers have had faith in themselves and their processes for evaluating investment ideas since day 1. By focusing on the quality of analysis. By sharing ideas their passionate about. And by not giving up, these hedge fund masters secured their ability to deliver alpha.

Even though I really enjoyed reading Alpha Masters, there’s one thing you should know before buying your own copy…

Be Careful – Alpha Masters is a Big Picture Investing Book:

If you’re looking for a detailed guide of how to invest like a hedge fund manager then Alpha Masters is probably not the best investing book for you. That’s because there are only a couple hundred pages in the book. That means…

While Alpha Masters does a wonderful job giving a big picture overview of different hedge fund managers and their diverse styles, it’s not entirely practical. Whereas books like The Intelligent Investor are incredibly instructional in nature, this book provides some more intangible lessons.

To be sure, I still learned a lot from Alpha Masters. But the information is more contextual than practical. I think that’s an important distinction depending on what you’re hoping to get out of the book. On the other hand, the easy-reading nature of the book makes it enjoyable and perfect for a long train, flight or even your daily commute.

So now that you have a strong understanding of what Alpha Masters is all about, let’s wrap up this book review…

Alpha Masters – The Final Word:

Alpha Masters is a great investing book that provides an insightful look at the world’s best hedge fund managers. It’s only about 200 pages and each chapter is very much self-contained so it’s an easy to read book. That’s why I recommend you buy Alpha Masters on Amazon today.

If you have a passionate interest in finance, and how to keep up with the best in the investing business, then Alpha Masters is for you. If you want a little more information I encourage you to watch the video book review below.

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