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Jack Schwager


Jack Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. Mr. Schwager is also an advisor to Marketopper, an India-based quantitative trading firm, supervising a major project that will adapt their trading technology to trade a global futures portfolio. Previously, he was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialized in creating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients. Mr. Schwager was one of three partners with direct responsibility for selecting managers and constructing portfolios. The Fortune Group was fully acquired by the Close Brothers Group, a UK merchant bank, in 2010. His previous experience includes 22 years as director of futures research for some of Wall Street's leading firms and ten years as the co-principal of a CTA. Mr. Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets. He is, perhaps, best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last two decades: Market Wizards, The New Market Wizards, Stock Market Wizards, and Hedge Fund Market Wizards. Mr. Schwager's latest book, Market Sense and Nonsense, a compendium of investment misconceptions, was published in November 2012. Mr. Schwager's first book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, is considered to be one of the classic reference works in the field. He later revised and expanded this original work into the three-volume series, Schwager on Futures, consisting of Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis, and Managed Trading. Mr. Schwager is also the author of Getting Started in Technical Analysis, part of John Wiley's popular Getting Started series. He is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics, including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. Mr. Schwager holds a BA in economics from Brooklyn College and an MA in economics from Brown University.