Arthur Samberg on Investing as a Form of Problem-Solving

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week in our Masters in Business interview, we speak with Arthur Samberg founder of hedge fund Pequot Capital Management. 

When Samberg began his first fund in 1986, there were fewer than 100 hedge funds. By 2000, Pequot had become the largest in the world, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Samberg, an aeronautical engineer by training, discussed his approach to investing as an exercise in problem-solving. He also was forthcoming about insider trading allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission that resulted in a $28 million fine and that led to the fund's closing. He now runs Hawkes Financial, a family office that manages his wealth. He also is chairman of the Samberg Family Foundation, a philanthropy. 

The full podcast is available on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg.  Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com

Next week, we speak with economist and Bloomberg View contributor Gary Shilling.

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