The article is continuation of our series of articles from the book ” The Pragmatic Hedge Fund Manager”. The previous posts covered the recent myths about Hedge Fund managers and their challenges, Industry trends and reasons to create hedge funds. So, what exactly constitutes the best attributes to be a hedge fund manager?
Profile of a Hedge Fund Manager
Just like the Hedge Fund industry has many characteristics and attributes, Hedge Fund managers also have a special profile for belonging to one of the most powerful financial sectors of the economy. This profile is a collection of habits, characteristics and natural instincts that a person should possess if he wants to step into the shoes of a Hedge Fund Manager.
A lot of stress has been placed on the dangerous and risky nature of Hedge Funds and the environment they operate it. Characteristics of this market are quite different from other direct investment segments because Hedge Funds deal with highly volatile conditions, coupled with risky projects that can cause significant harm if they do not yield as expected.
Therefore, while Hedge Fund Managers are regular people like managers of other financial vehicles like Mutual Funds or Pension Funds, they have a thing or two that puts them aside from the lot. For an outsider, the job of a Hedge Fund manager is quite simple. All he has to do is initiate investments, manage them and when profits are recorded, distribute the relevant numbers among respective investors.
Even though Hedge Fund Investments are precisely that, the way an investment manager is held responsible for this chain of events is anything but simple. Consider an example; for instance, you are hired as a manager for the country’s most esteemed Hedge Fund with an Asset under Management figure of $2 billion. What does your job encompass?
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Dinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies.
Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, fashionabc.org and tradersdna.com. Dinis is also the co-founder of techabc and citiesabc, a digital transformation platform to empower, guide and index cities through 4IR based technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT, etc.
He has been working with the likes of UN / UNITAR, UNESCO, European Space Agency, Davos WEF, Philips, Saxo Bank, Mastercard, Barclays and governments all over the world.
He has been a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Group INSEEC/Monaco University, where he coordinates executive Masters and MBAs.
As an author, Dinis Guarda published the book 4IR: AI, Blockchain, FinTech, IoT, Reinventing a Nation in 2019. His upcoming book, titled 4IR Magna Carta Cities ABC: A tech AI blockchain 4IR Smart Cities Data Research Charter of Liberties for our humanity is due to be published in 2020.
He is ranked as one of the most influential people in Blockchain in the world by Right Relevance as well as being listed in Cointelegraph’s Top People In Blockchain and Rise Global’s The Artificial Intelligence Power 100. He was also listed as one of the 100 B2B Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2020 by Thinkers360.