Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SAC's Steve Cohen opens up to Paul Tudor Jones

SAC Capital chief, Steve Cohen opens up to fellow hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones in an ISI conference chat that was closed to the media, but reported on by Dealbook.

Here's the 411 from Dealbook:

"The founder of SAC Capital Advisers, the $12 billion hedge fund in Stamford, Conn., sat for a rare wide-ranging interview with Paul Tudor Jones, another hedge fund manager, where he discussed his favorite stocks and a whole lot more. The interview was part of a two-day conference at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan sponsored by ISI, the Wall Street research firm...

Other than complaining about his bad back, Mr. Cohen is said to have appeared at ease during the hourlong conversation before a packed crowd. Mr. Jones, who joked that he was playing the role of Charlie Rose, pressed Mr. Cohen on a variety of topics but did not — no surprise — ask questions about the government’s insider trading charges against two of his former traders.

Mr. Cohen talked about how he got started as a trader, reading the stock tables in the daily newspaper as a child and hanging around the local brokerage firm near his house in Great Neck, N.Y. There “was something in my blood, something that I loved” about trading that has stayed with him... ".

This discussion must have been something to witness in the room. I'm just glad Dealbook has provided notes on this little chat between two modern-day trading legends. Check this one out, gang.

Related articles and posts:

1. Bloomberg profiles SAC's Steve Cohen - Finance Trends.

2. Paul Tudor Jones on trading macro - Finance Trends.