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Academic study uncovers ageing hedge fund traders’ pursuit of ‘warrior physique’

EFC – Beware ageing male hedge fund traders. A new study of a London fund has found that older men in hedge funds are prone to enthusiastic exercise in an attempt to achieve a hyper-masculine, super-fit, warrior-style physique.

The study* was undertaken by academics at Monash University and Sydney University in Australia. They visited an unnamed London-based hedge fund and scrutinized the way in which its 20 male traders aged 30-62 were handling the process of getting older. Although there were three women on the trading team (two of whom were single and none of whom had children), the academics noted the environment was overwhelmingly masculine, leading to some peculiarly male methods of dealing with creeping decrepitude.

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