When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

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Fourth Estate, 2002 - Hedge funds - 264 pages
In "When Genius Failed, " bestselling author Lowenstein captures the entire roller-coaster ride of long-term capital management in gripping detail. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein crafts a story that reads like a first-rate thriller from beginning to end.

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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

The main story here runs 1993 to 1998, from the start of LTCM to its collapse. There are lots of bits and pieces to the story. There is the arrogant confidence of the partners. There's how they ... Read full review

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User Review  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

This book examines the history of Long Term Capital Management, a firm that failed during the 1998 financial crisis, and explains how the firm was built and constructed, and why it collapsed. Pretty ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Roger Lowenstein has reported for the Wall Street Journal for more than a decade and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and The New Republic. He is the author of Buffet: the Making of an American Capitalist.

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