John Cassidy: The Blow-Up Artist

Victor Niederhoffer emerges from John Cassidy’s profile as a resilient hedge fund manager who has survived ‘blow-ups’ like the 1997 Asian currency crisis and the 2007 subprime meltdown. Niederhoffer’s competitiveness is his Achilles’ heel from his squash career to complex family life. Yet despite these personal flaws Niederhoffer remains a master trader and mentor speculator to many — and Cassidy’s profile has enough day-to-day detail to convey why.

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