Investing Demystified is a video series by renowned author and ex-hedge fund manager, Lars Kroijer.
Mr. Kroijer (born 1972) is the author of "Money Mavericks - Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager" (Financial Times Press – 2010 & 2012 - 2nd edition) and “Investing Demystified – How to Invest without Speculation and Sleepless Nights” (Financial Times Press - 2013).
He is also the founder and managing director of AlliedCrowds.com – the leading directory and aggregator of alternative capital into the world’s 132 lower and middle income countries.
Mr. Kroijer currently serves on the advisory board of alternative investment funds in London, New York, Mumbai, and Hong Kong. He has frequently appeared as a finance expert on a broad range of media, including BBC, CNN, CNBC, FT, Bloomberg, Reuters, NY Times, Forbes, etc.
Previously Mr. Kroijer was the CIO of Holte Capital Ltd, a London-based market neutral special situations hedge fund
Prior to establishing Holte Capital, Mr. Kroijer served in the London office of HBK Investments focusing on special situations investing and event-driven arbitrage. In addition, he previously worked at SC Fundamental, a value-focused hedge fund, and the investment banking division of Lazard Frères, both in New York. While in graduate school Mr. Kroijer held internships with the private equity firm Permira Advisors (then Schroder Ventures) and management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
Mr. Kroijer graduated Magna cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in economics and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
A Danish national, Mr. Kroijer lives in London and is married with twin daughters.
Released August 22, 2013
Don’t spend your time worrying whether you can beat the markets: you don’t need to beat them to be a successful investor. By showing you how to build a simple and rational portfolio and tailor it to your specific needs, Investing Demystified will help you generate superior returns.
With his straightforward and jargon-free advice, Lars Kroijer simplies the often complex world of finance and tells you everything you need to know – and everything that you don’t need to worry about – in order to make the most from your investments.
Released July 27, 2010
If hedge funds were a country, it would be the eighth-biggest on the planet. They can sink whole economies, and have the potential to crash the entire global financial system. Yet they are beyond regulation. We should be very afraid.' New Statesman, 2006 What is a hedge fund and what do hedgies actually do?
Released May 17, 2014
A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wanted to discuss.