Bloomberg – It is a truth universally acknowledged that a hedge-fund wife whose fortune takes a dive will be looking for a wealthier husband. Tatiana Boncompagni, after all, says it’s so in her frothy novel “Hedge Fund Wives.”
Her Upper East Side women need to keep up appearances. Gone may be the days of baby-shower goody bags “stuffed with diamond earrings and four-figure day spa gift certificates,” but how will they live without private planes and chartreuse Birkin bags?
Guide to this rarefied world is Marcy Emerson, a down-to- earth Midwesterner who moves to New York when her husband becomes a hedge-fund manager. She begins attending parties and benefits with the other wives. Some are welcoming; others make the North Pole seem warm.