Starting a Hedge Fund: A Student's Journey into the World of High Finance" profiles the beginning of Daniel Jones' adventure where he transforms himself from a typical university student to a hedge fund manager. Not wanting to take the slow route that many managers opt for, Daniel pushes to start his fund while in college. This piece is an autobiographical account of this process and discusses the bumpy road that accompanies any start-up enterprise.
Along the way, Daniel takes readers through not only the events that led him to set up his fund but also explores the nature of investing as he sees it. As an avid value and contrarian investor, it becomes clear to see that the secret behind successful investing is to acquire strong companies at attractive prices. In an effort to maximize reader value, Daniel sets aside a portion of each chapter to dive into an important investment topic and has an entire chapter at the end of the book dedicated to a treatise on investing.