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, speaker, serial entrepreneur, advisor and experienced CEO.
He creates and helps build ventures focused on global growth, 360 digital strategies, sustainable innovation, Blockchain, Fintech, AI and new emerging business models such as ICOs / tokenomics.
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Dinis has created various companies namely Ztudium, a tech, digital and AI blockchain startup that builds cutting edge software, big data insights, publishes intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, tokensdna.com and tradersdna.com among others.
Dinis is the author of various books. His upcoming books “How Businesses and Governments can Prosper with Fintech, Blockchain and AI?”, also the bigger case study and book (400 pages) “Blockchain, AI and Crypto Economics – The Next Tsunami?” last the “Tokenomics and ICOs – How to be good at the new digital world of finance / Crypto” will be launched in 2018.
Some of the companies Dinis created or has been involved have reached over 1 USD billions in valuation. Dinis has advised and was responsible for some top financial organisations, 100 cryptocurrencies worldwide and Fortune 500 companies.
Dinis is involved as a strategist, board member and advisor with the payments, lifestyle, blockchain reward community app Glance technologies, for whom he built the blockchain messaging / payment / loyalty software Blockimpact, the seminal Hyperloop Transportations project, Kora, and blockchain cybersecurity Privus.
He is listed in various global fintech, blockchain, AI, social media industry top lists as an influencer in position top 10/20 within 100 rankings: such as Top People In Blockchain | Cointelegraph https://top.cointelegraph.com/ and https://cryptoweekly.co/100/ .
He has been a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Groupe INSEEC/Monaco University and other leading world universities.
He is a shareholder of the fintech social money transfer app Moneymailme and math edutech gamification children’s app Gozoa.
Between 2014 and 2015 he was involved in creating a fabbanking.com a digital bank between Asia and Africa as Chief Commercial Officer and Marketing Officer responsible for all legal, tech and business development. Between 2009 and 2010 he was the founder of one of the world first fintech, social trading platforms tradingfloor.com for Saxo Bank. In 2011 he created the B2B platforms socialmediacouncil.org and openbusinesscouncil.org with Jamie Burke.