We would like to thank all the colleagues and co-investors who we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. Many of them will hopefully recognize themselves in some of the more amusing stories contained herein. We would also like to thank David Lee who has been invaluable in getting the text over the finishing line and has helped with fact checking, data gathering, legal background work, moral support, and great quotes. We appreciate the input of all those who contributed comments on manuscript drafts, including Dieter Kaiser and Markus Kreutzer for the detailed proof reviews.
The Wiley publishing team has been a wonderful group of professionals to work with since our first meeting in Chichester all those years ago. We thank the ones that are no longer there, and all the ones who helped us in the last year to bring the project to fruition, including Thomas Hyrkiel, Jennie Kitchin, Sam Hartley, and the design team for its most fantastic cover artwork (not only is launching your fund a maze but it's a hedge-maze, genius).
Thank you to the Stable Asset Management team who make every long work day a pleasure, and to all the managers we have backed and seeded over the years who keep surprising us with their tenacity and results. We are very proud of being associated with such talented and fundamentally solid human beings.
Many thanks to all the lawyers, administrators, auditors, accountants, marketers, and directors with whom we have debated the issues ...