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Is Your Hedge-fund Manager A Psychopath? Why That Could Be Bad For Your Returns

by marketwatch.com posted 1year ago 161 views
Researchers’ findings challenge the popular image of cold and calculating Wall Street titans. : The popular image of the best hedge-fund managers as ruthless risk-takers who put profits before people could be all wrong. It turns out that hedge-fund managers with psychopathic personality traits underperform their less psychopathic peers, according to new research published Thursday by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers analyzed 101 hedge-fund managers for so-called “Dark Triad” personality traits — psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism — then looked at their investment performance over a 10-year period.