7 Habits of Highly Successful Portfolio Managers

In today’s hyper-competitive business world, there’s a never-ending deluge of self-help lists, management consultants, and executive mentorship training. While most management observers point to improved baselines across corporations, the zeitgeist of media attention gravitated toward the Silicon Valley startup space and their novel adaptations toward scaling. Meanwhile, asset management has seemingly lagged behind the cutting edge, as today’s young talent opts for Mountain View instead of Wall Street. In today’s world, top management techniques will be a requisite for fund managers to survive the washout of organizations hit by redemptions, closures, and fee compression.

In this piece, Faryan Amir-Ghassemi uses personal experience interacting with dozens of hedge fund PMs—from small 50mm startups to multi-billion-dollar world-beaters—to explore successful techniques in running great businesses instead of simply making great investments.

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