Rocky’s coif makes the Financial Times
February 24, 2011
Rocky’s daughter insists that Rocky is fake. He has a fake name. He has fake friends. He even has fake hair.
On the last point, a real reporter at the Financial Times agrees. Ms. Lindsay Whipp wrote a serious article in Wednesday’s FT about Japanese Government Bonds and quoted Rocky:
The bald facts
Numerous investors who have shorted the Japanese government bond market have lost lots of money, writes Lindsay Whipp.
Some, such as US-based hedge fund manager who writes a blog under the pen name Rocky Humbert, literally lost their hair.
In 1996-97, he took a bearish view on JGBs. He recalls: “I aged badly, went bald and kept waking up my wife to check my Bloomberg.”
However, he had a very profitable 2008, having learnt “how markets can move in ways that don’t make sense to ‘reasonable’ people”.
[Disclosure: So is Rocky “real?” As the Clairol ad goes: Only his hairdresser knows for sure!]