• Damsel in Distressed

  • My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds
  • By: Dominique Mielle
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulligan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The hedge fund industry is a boys’ club, with hardly any female success stories to turn to. Damsel in Distressed is one of those rare, humorous, and inspiring stories.

In 1998, Dominique Mielle joined Canyon Partners—a small, little-known hedge fund. The job was trading distressed securities and high-yield bonds, known back then, respectively, as vulture investing and junk bonds.

Over the span of two decades, she rose to the top of the firm as the only female partner and senior portfolio manager—in what became one of the largest hedge funds in the US. Damsel in Distressed explores the inner workings of hedge funds while exposing what it takes to succeed as a woman investor.

©2021 Dominique Mielle (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Brilliant, refreshing and deeply personal

Finally, a book written for female hedge fund investors by a female hedge fund investor. It’s a call to arms for all the brilliant, fiercely competitive, deeply thoughtful, and fashion conscious female investors to continue their march to the top. I LOVE this book. It is incredibly witty, refreshing and relatable. I laughed the entire time. It also gave me the courage to be unapologetically me. Thank you Dominique for writing this book. I am sure it will inspire the next generation of female finance trailblazers. 

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Fascinating look at hedge funds

Fascinating and insightful look at hedge funds. she discussed the good and the bad. Does not entice me to invest in one.