Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds

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Publisher Description

In 1998, Dominique Mielle joined Canyon Partners—a small, little-known hedge fund. The job was trading distressed securities and high yield bonds, known back then, respectively, as vulture investing and junk bonds.

Over the span of two decades, she rose to the top of the firm as the only female partner and senior portfolio manager—in what became one of the largest hedge funds in the U.S. Damsel in Distressed explores the innerworkings of hedge funds while exposing what it takes to succeed as a woman investor.

“Damsel in Distressed is an often-hilarious romp through the jungles of high finance...I suspect it will become a classic of the genre.” —Wall Street Journal

Business & Personal Finance
September 7
Post Hill Press
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Customer Reviews

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Interesting look into hedge funds with liberal female perspective

The author is self deprecating, specific, and funny. I bought the book to learn more about hedge funds, their structure and management and many chapters focus on this. The book isn’t too detailed or descriptive of complicated investment vehicles for non investment pros. There are interesting stories of many characters in the high finance investment world and illuminating, interesting statistics on male vs female investment managers. For negatives, There is too much “woe as me I was a woman in a man dominated field” for someone happily married with great kids who retired very rich after working only twenty years doing a job she infers brought amazing financial success to many who weren’t special. The liberal rants based on anecdotal experiences and the emotional outrage due to the election of a President who helped the economy soar, while simultaneously lowering tax rates and raising tax revenue will be tedious for those not suffering TDS. Overall, it was an interesting look into the hedge fund world.