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More Money Than God

By Sebastian Mallaby
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 110145721X
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The New York Times bestseller “The bright light shed by More Money Than God is particularly welcome. Mr. Mallaby . . . brings a keen sense of financial theory to his subject and a vivid narrative style.” —Wall Street Journal “Splendid . . . the definitive history of the hedge fund history, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales of their financial triumphs and reversals.” —The Washington Post The first authoritative history of hedge funds-from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance, from the author of The Power Law Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first-century capitalism. Beating the market was long thought to be impossible, but hedge funds cracked its mysteries and made fortunes in the process. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the industry, esteemed financial writer Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of the hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009—and explains why understanding the history of hedge funds is key to predicting the future of finance.

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Regulating Hedge Funds in the EU

By Alexandros Seretakis
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  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Isbn : 940353513X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 629
  • File Pdf: regulating-hedge-funds-in-the-eu.pdf

Book Summary:

Hedge funds remain the most controversial vehicles of the alternative investment funds universe. Their opaque nature, alleged role in major crises around the world and perceived lack of investor protection have repeatedly led to calls for greater regulation. Yet despite its tremendous growth, the hedge fund industry is still shrouded in a veil of mystery largely due to the highly complex and dynamic trading strategies employed by hedge funds and the scarcity of information about them. For the first time in one comprehensive volume, this concise but thorough guide explains how hedge funds work, analyses risk, compares the European Union (EU) and United States (US) systems and proposes reforms to the European framework in order to improve its resilience. Focusing on the contribution of the hedge fund industry to systemic risk, the author elucidates the complex world of hedge funds and the legal issues linked to it. The analysis proceeds as follows: introduction to the world of hedge funds – definition, main characteristics, organizational structure, investment strategies, and benefits; deeply informed exploration of the dangers posed by hedge funds; documentation and examination of the major incidents connecting hedge funds and financial crises; rationales for regulation of hedge funds; comparison of relevant legislative developments in the US and EU; and proposals for strengthening the current EU supervisory and regulatory framework. Guiding legislation, such as the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the US Dodd-Frank Act, is analysed, along with topical issues such as hedge fund activism. Because the direction that hedge fund regulation takes in the future has implications for the Eurozone and systemic risk in the wider financial system, this book will be of immeasurable value to professionals in both the legal and business communities. It will be welcomed by corporate lawyers, regulatory authorities, policymakers and academics in both business-related and finance-related disciplines.

The Legacy

By Howard Fast
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453235132
  • Pages : 363
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: the-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

The New York Times–bestselling Lavette family saga from the author of Spartacus continues through the turmoil of Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement. The fourth installment of the Immigrants saga follows Barbara Lavette, the daughter of a self-made Italian immigrant, through the turmoil of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, the feminist and civil rights movements, and Israel’s Six Day War with Egypt. Though Fast wrote over eighty books, including Spartacus, April Morning, and Freedom Road, his Immigrants novels remain some of his most personal and moving works. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

You Can't Die But Once

By Penny Mickelbury
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bywater Books
  • Isbn : 1612941885
  • Pages : 179
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 697
  • File Pdf: you-can-t-die-but-once.pdf

Book Summary:

The Gianna Maglione/Mimi Patterson Mystery Series Continues. Police Lieutenant Gianna Maglione, a newly-minted Captain, is still recovering from a life-threatening gunshot injury as she finds herself and her Hate Crimes Unit assigned a new boss, and a new squad called Special Intelligence Mobile and Tactical Unit, which includes hate crimes. And Gianna’s colleagues in the group are diverse, quirky, loyal, and ready for teamwork. And Mimi Patterson, who quit her job as the lead investigative reporter for Washington DC's top newspaper, is coaxed back to work after having quit rather than apologize to a racist, sexist homophobe as ordered by her new editor. The editor is gone, and the newsroom welcomes Mimi back but she has one condition: she will write no more of her reputation-building stories about corrupt government officials and politicians, and instead, concentrate on stories that help people in the community. With hatred a bigger business than ever, taking different and uglier forms, Mimi and Gianna feel hopelessness, knowing that women are always prey for bullies and haters. Young girls—children, really—make even easier targets. When the reporter and the Captain are tipped off about a depraved ring of men and women, buying and selling young girls for profit, Mimi writes the story, paving the way for Gianna and her team to try to take the ring down. And Mimi, her vow not to cover corruption scandals be damned, helps a colleague chase down a story which winds up intersecting with Gianna’s efforts to take down the repulsive purveyors of child prostitution. Out of this harrowing and unimaginable ugliness, the women view their jobs and relationship with new eyes, realizing they might, after all, be able to improve some horribly broken young lives, heal their own traumas and become better, stronger, more loving women to and for each other.

Anthony

By Ann Christopher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Iris Press
  • Isbn : 1948176300
  • Pages : 417
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 432
  • File Pdf: anthony.pdf

Book Summary:

A British prince and a workaholic American doctor? They don't stand a chance. No matter how fiery their attraction is... Don't miss Anthony & Melody's steamy duology--now together in one volume! EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR Dr. Melody Harrison doesn’t believe in fairy tales. No prince rescued her when she needed it. She rescued herself. Now, her blossoming career as a pediatric surgeon gives her the opportunity to rescue kids. And volunteering for an international aid organization would give her a chance to help even more. Meeting the man who chairs the foundation might just shatter all her hopes. Anthony Scott might be the Queen’s grandson, look like sex-on-a-stick in his tuxedo, and have an outrageously hot London accent to boot, but he’s also downright rude. Giving him a second chance at a first impression shows Melody there’s another side to Anthony. But chemistry is easy… opening up to each other is a whole different kind of story.... EVERYTHING I NEED Duty calls this British prince back to London. Ambition keeps this pediatric surgeon in the states. Star-crossed lovers never last. Do they? Anthony Scott didn’t believe in much of anything. His painful past taught him to protect himself. Meeting her changed all that. Melody’s nothing like the glittering socialites and upper-crust royals he’s used to in London. She’s a workaholic pediatric surgeon from a small town with a big heart and open smile. And he is utterly smitten. But underneath, she’s as guarded as him. Their frequent goodbyes and the constant loneliness is taking its toll. Anthony refuses to give up on a future with Melody, but even his billions and their thrilling times in the bedroom can’t change the fact that they come from different worlds. Long-distance relationships aren’t supposed to have happy endings. But Anthony will do anything it takes to make both their dreams come true....

Everything I Hoped For

By Ann E. Christopher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Iris Press
  • Isbn : 194817619X
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 145
  • File Pdf: everything-i-hoped-for.pdf

Book Summary:

A British prince and a workaholic American doctor? They don't stand a chance. No matter how fiery their attraction is... Dr. Melody Harrison doesn’t believe in fairy tales. No prince rescued her when she needed it. She rescued herself. Now, her blossoming career as a pediatric surgeon gives her the opportunity to rescue kids. And volunteering for an international aid organization would give her a chance to help even more. Meeting the man who chairs the foundation might just shatter all her hopes. Anthony Scott might be the Queen’s grandson, look like sex-on-a-stick in his tuxedo, and have an outrageously hot London accent to boot, but he’s also downright rude. Giving him a second chance at a first impression shows Melody there’s another side to Anthony. But chemistry is easy… opening up to each other is a whole different kind of story...

The Lavette Legacy

By Howard Fast
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504053362
  • Pages : 1315
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 317
  • File Pdf: the-lavette-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

From activist to family matriarch, Barbara Lavette takes center stage in the final three volumes of the New York Times–bestselling Immigrants saga. New York Times–bestselling author Howard Fast’s immensely popular Immigrants saga spanned six novels and more than a century of the Lavette family history. The series was considered one of the crowning achievements of the prolific author, who also penned Spartacus, Freedom Road, and April Morning. The Legacy: In this New York Times bestseller, Barbara, the daughter of self-made Italian immigrant Dan Lavette, navigates the turmoil of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, the feminist and civil rights movements, and Israel’s Six Day War with Egypt. “A wonderful book.” —Los Angeles Times The Immigrant’s Daughter: At sixty, Barbara is living a quiet life in San Francisco, grieving after the death of a longtime male friend. But when she mounts an unexpectedly competitive congressional campaign, she reconnects with her past as a journalist and human rights activist, and her spirits revive, in this New York Times Bestseller. An Independent Woman: In this emotional farewell, Barbara, the rock and matriarch of her family, marries a Unitarian priest, and together they travel the world—until she faces the toughest challenge of her life. “Eventful and well-crafted . . . Loyal fans of Fast’s opus will welcome this bittersweet reunion with a woman they have come to know and admire.” —People

His Wicked Dream (Velvet Lies, Book 2)

By Adrienne deWolfe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Isbn : 1614174288
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 983
  • File Pdf: his-wicked-dream.pdf

Book Summary:

Haunted by scandal, Eden Mallory is determined to start over in a new town. But she won't soon forget the sexy, rugged doctor who rescued her from an outlaw, then rode off into the storm. After losing his kid-brother to consumption, Dr. Michael Jones is obsessed with saving lives. He has no room for love or a wife. But the nights are lonely, and Eden haunts his dreams. Then, Eden becomes his backdoor neighbor and turns his world upside-down with her unconventional healing skills and sweet temptation. But outlaws return, forcing Michael to confront his past if he is to save the most precious life of all. Previously titled: Always Her Hero REVIEWS: "These sensitive, marvelous characters will tug at your heartstrings and never let go." ~Rendezvous "Well-crafted. Michael is a perfect... hero." ~Romantic Times Magazine VELVET LIES in series order Scoundrel for Hire His Wicked Dream Seduced by an Angel WILD TEXAS NIGHTS in series order: Texas Outlaw Texas Lover Texas Wildcat

The Mark of the Vampire Queen

By Joey W. Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Story Witch Press
  • Isbn : 1942122934
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 689
  • File Pdf: the-mark-of-the-vampire-queen.pdf

Book Summary:

He’ll pay the cost to his soul to keep her safe... Now that Jacob belongs to Lady Lyssa completely, the need to protect her from her world has grown. Being viewed as property might challenge his soul’s integrity, but Jacob knows Lyssa needs everything he can give her. For her, he will be a warrior, a friend and a lover. A man who will serve her in all ways, even if he has to betray the priceless treasure of her love.

Brand New Me

By Meg Benjamin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Select Contemporary
  • Isbn : 1640633235
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 568
  • File Pdf: brand-new-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Deirdre Brandenburg has an MBA and a dream. What she doesn’t have is money, courtesy of her billionaire father’s scheme to make her come home. All she needs is three months until her trust fund kicks in. Until then, she needs a job. Hiring the new girl next door is no-brainer for ex-gambler Tom Ames. He’s already succeeded in making his bar, The Faro, a growing tourist draw. Deirdre’s beauty will pull in the locals—particularly every red-blooded male in the Hill Country. As he watches her transform into a confident, sassy barmaid, he realizes he wants first crack at her heart. When Big John Brandenburg sends Deirdre’s ex-boyfriend to drag her home, the plan backfires, leaving Tom’s bar in shambles and Deirdre kidnapped by a band of loony Texas secessionists. Tom will have to decide just how far he’s willing to go to get her back. Each book in the Konigsburg series is STANDALONE: * Venus in Blue Jeans * Wedding Bell Blues * Be My Baby * Long Time Gone * Brand New Me * Don’t Forget Me * Fearless Love * Hungry Heart

A Beautiful Disaster

By Marlena Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Isbn : 1441246452
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 942
  • File Pdf: a-beautiful-disaster.pdf

Book Summary:

Interweaving biblical insights and personal narratives, this eloquently written book shows how God often uses suffering and desert experiences to form us into Christ's image. Marlena Graves shares her experiences of growing up poor in a house plagued by mental illness as a means to explore the forces God uses to shape us into beautiful people in the midst of brokenness. This book offers a window into suffering through the motif of desert spirituality, revealing how God can use our painful experiences to show himself faithful. While no one welcomes suffering, God often uses desert experiences--those we initially despise and wouldn't wish on anyone--to transform us into beautiful souls who better resemble Jesus. Graves shows how God can bring life out of circumstances reeking of death and destruction, whether those circumstances are crises or daily doses of quiet desperation. Readers who have experienced suffering and question God's purpose for it will benefit from this book, as will counselors, pastors, professors, and mentors. It includes a foreword by John Ortberg and Laura Ortberg Turner.

Market Sense and Nonsense

By Jack D. Schwager
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118523164
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 931
  • File Pdf: market-sense-and-nonsense.pdf

Book Summary:

Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptionsat the core of investment theory and practice and exposes commoninvestor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how marketswork, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is thatmany revered investment theories and market models are flatlywrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world.Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models,cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefsall combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well asnovices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestsellingauthor of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards,takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts,money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like somany ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at atime, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions,theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory andpractice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investmenterrors the author has observed over his long and distinguishedcareer in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely heldacademic precepts, professional money management methodologies, andinvestment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investmentprofessionals and a highly readable source of information andguidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, andfinance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes,covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwagermanages the trick of covering material that is pertinent toprofessionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessibleto the layman

Dark Paradise

By Tami Hoag
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553898507
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 299
  • File Pdf: dark-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

“Without a doubt . . . one of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell. Now it’s up to ex-court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend’s death. But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. Someone with secrets worth killing for—and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a . . . dark paradise And as Mari digs deeper beneath New Eden’s picture-perfect exterior, finding the truth is suddenly no longer a matter of justice. It’s her only hope of staying alive.

Literally, the Best Language Book Ever

By Paul Yeager
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101221070
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 919
  • File Pdf: literally-the-best-language-book-ever.pdf

Book Summary:

By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel the illogical expressions and misappropriated meanings that are so commonplace and annoying. Identifying hundreds of common language miscues, Yeager provides an astute look at the world of words and how we abuse them every day. For the grammar snobs looking for any port in a storm of subpar syntax, or the self-confessed rubes seeking a helping hand, this witty guide can transform even the least literate into the epitome of eloquence.

Maisie's List

By Beth Warstadt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Isbn : 1509231277
  • Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 443
  • File Pdf: maisie-s-list.pdf

Book Summary:

A year after his wife's death, Peter Hunter juggles raising their two precocious children and running his veterinary practice. When he receives a mysterious package from his late wife, Maisie, he discovers her matchmaking list of four potential mates. His office manager, Caroline, encourages him to trust Maisie's judgement and give love another try. But dating is never easy, especially when his school-age children have opinions on everything. Will he ever find another woman who can make them all happy?

Legacy of Secrets

By Z.L. Arkadie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flaming Hearts Press LLC
  • Isbn : 195210128X
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 143
  • File Pdf: legacy-of-secrets.pdf

Book Summary:

It starts with an invitation but ends with a mysterious disappearance, or maybe it's murder. They don't know yet. But time to discover the truth is running out--tick tock. It's been ages since bright, young lawyer Rosalie Stetson returned to her hometown of Blushing Green, California, where beautiful hills separate ultra-wealthy wine country from the common folk. She hadn't been back since her divorce from a man who grew up on the rich side of the tracks. But when her ex-grandmother-in-law invites her to an 80th birthday bash, Rosalie says yes, risking running to her obnoxious ex-husband. However, there's a catch. Edna wants to meet with her a day before the party to discuss important business. Rosalie has no idea what that could be, and Edna's not talking, yet. When Chance Sterling sees Rosalie Stetson walk into his grandmother's study, he's shocked. He's also disappointed that she doesn't remember him. He will never forget her. But he didn't know she was so close to his grandmother, and as his slimy cousin Peter's ex-wife, he's not sure he can trust her. Then Edna goes missing. Her blood is discovered, and even though the two young lawyers can't trust each other, they're forced to unite to figure out what happened. They won't stop looking until Edna is found dead or alive. And discovery is in the air in more ways than one. Similar Keywords: suspense and romance, suspense romance books, romantic suspense about family, action adventure romance, action thriller fiction, action adventure,