Jack Schwager

Jack Schwager

Specialty Area
Finance | Futures Trading | Hedge Funds

Presenter Type
Finance Expert

Speaker Topics
Common Denominators of the Market Wizards
This talk seeks to answer the question: What traits set apart those individuals who have achieved extraordinary success in the markets from everyone else? The talk is heavily anecdotal, based on the interviews conducted in the Market Wizards book series.

Hedge Fund Market Wizard Lessons
This talk is similar to Talk #1 with the essential difference being that if focuses specifically on the personalities and lessons of the traders profiled in Hedge Fund Market Wizards, the newest book in series (2012). It is very well suited for audiences that might contain a meaningful percentage of people who previously heard Talk #1.

Investment Fallacies Parts 1 and 2
These talks focus on a variety of investing misconceptions.

A Practical Guide to Performance Measurement and Risk Management
A focused talk intended for audiences with a specific interest in performance measurement and risk management. Best suited as a topic in a workshop presentation rather than as single talk.

Testing and Evaluating Trading Systems
A focused talk intended for traders with interest in trading system testing design and evaluation. Best suited as a topic in a workshop presentation rather than as single talk.

Understanding Hedge Funds
This talk would be good overview for an audience with little or no knowledge in hedge funds, but a desire to learn the basics about this investment class. Can be an individual talk or part of workshop

Fee Range
On Application

Jack Schwager is a recognised industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialised in creating customised hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients. His prior experience includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms and 10 years as the co-principal of a CTA.

Mr. Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last two decades: Market Wizards (1989), The New Market Wizards (1992), and Stock Market Wizards (2001). The latest book in the series, Hedge Fund Market Wizards is due to be released in May 2012. Mr Schwager’s first book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets (1984) is considered to be one of the classic reference works in the field. He later revised and expanded this original work into the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of Fundamental Analysis (1995), Technical Analysis (1996), and Managed Trading (1996). He is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), part of John Wiley’s popular Getting Started series.

Mr. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and an MA in Economics from Brown University (1971).

Mr. Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last two decades.

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