Michael Fischer spent nine years at Goldman Sachs prior to writing this book, advising some of the largest private banks, mutual fund companies and hedge funds in the world on investment choices. He started his finance career at Credit Suisse First Boston in early 1995.

During these ten years, he was frequently ranked as the top advisor by many of his clients and peers. He gave his opinion to managers of trillions of dollars of assets and came across hundreds of different investment styles and approaches; he also bought and sold billions of dollar of investments on behalf of his clients and himself.

He wrote this book because he feels strongly this material is too important in our world today to ignore. The unfortunate reality is however that unless someone works in the field, chances are that they will not have been exposed to it enough.

Michael holds an MBA from INSEAD (Dec 1994) and an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto (1989). He is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, as well as the Advisory Council of the CFA/INSEAD Global Investor’s Workshop. He has been a speaker on this subject at numerous venues and conferences. He holds the Series 3, 7, and 63 accreditations from the National Association of Securities Dealers in the United States and is a Registered Representative with the Securities and Futures Authority in the United Kingdom.

He has been featured regarding this book on over 20 radio shows including the Joey Reynolds Show and the Charlotte Morning News with Don Reynolds, been featured on the podcast SuccessTalk, and been written about frequently including on,, Yahoo! News, the Investor's Business Daily,The Ethical Investor and the Savannah Morning News.

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