FierceFinance - Image counts a lot in the hedge fund industry. So if you are a hedge fund manager and you let it be known that you also play poker, you had better play pretty well. Poker is taken quite seriously in the industry. Success in poker is something that you would definitely want on your resume.
Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn have adroitly used their poker playing prowess to burnish their personal brands. He finished third at the World Series of Poker last year, and was likely pleased with the media coverage, which noted that he planned to give his $4.4 million in winnings to charity.