More Money Than God

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More Money Than God
More money than god -- book cover.jpg
Author Sebastian Mallaby
Country United States
Language English
Subject Finance, Hedge fund, Asset management
Publisher Penguin Press
Publication date
June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 496
ISBN 1594202559

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite (2010) is a financial book by Sebastian Mallaby published by Penguin Press.[1][2] It is a history of the hedge fund industry in the United States looking at the people, institutions, investment tools and concepts of hedge funds. It claims to be the "first authoritative history of the hedge fund industry."[3] It is written for a general audience and originally published by Penguin Press. It was nominated for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was one the Wall Street Journal's 10-Best Books of 2010.[3] The Journal said it was "The fullest account we have so far of a too-little-understood business that changed the shape of finance and no doubt will continue to do so."[3]


In each chapter, Mallaby takes a narrative focus on one individual or company that played an important role in the history of hedge funds. Mallaby then weaves in other people, ideas or companies related to the star of the chapter. The following are some of the major people, institutions and concepts on a per chapter basis. The first in each list is the central character of that chapter.


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  1. ^ Review in Newsweek
  2. ^ Transcript, interview with Mallaby, June 16, 2010, Council on Foreign Relations
  3. ^ a b c Review, Council on Foreign Relations. Includes additional links to video interviews with Mallaby.

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