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The Art of Execution by Lee Freeman-Shor

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Introduction

“I hope you weren’t planning on a long career in the investment industry.”

My colleague gave me a look of concern as he finished reviewing my research – an investigation into the performance of some of the very best City and Wall Street investors.

“Make sure you double check your findings,” he continued. “If they’re correct, you have made a discovery that will shock the public and make waves throughout the financial world.”

I double-checked my findings. The results were confirmed. This book was born.

The ‘wow’ moment

Over a period spanning more than seven years, from June 2006 to October 2013, I examined 1,866 investments, representing a total of 30,874 trades made by 45 of the world’s top investors – all of whom I had the privilege ...

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