Kieran O’Dea rises at 5 a.m. to begin his daily routine, shuffling to his desk to eye his portfolio: a cluster of biotechnology stocks and a bet that Tesla will go bust.
Then he pulls up the latest video on Real Vision, the start-up financial video service that promotes the trading ideas and insights of hedge fund managers large and small. On this morning, the play is buying beaten-down Chinese stocks. He studies the clip carefully, as he has done with all 1,200 videos shown on Real Vision since it went live in June 2014.
Mr. O’Dea, 29, is the chief investment officer of Hedge Knight Capital, which manages mostly family money in the low seven figures. He is wearing swim shorts and a wrinkled T-shirt; his feet are bare and tan.
His office consists of an unmade bed, two computer screens and a stunning view of Long Island Sound. Mr. O’Dea may be master of his own hedge fund, but he could not be more disconnected from the Wall Street machine. No sell-side research clogs his inbox. He does not own a Bloomberg terminal. And there is no TV tuned to CNBC, the financial news hub ubiquitous on trading floors.
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