Plural Partners: Plural Investments

Lessons from baseball

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Inspiration is often found in unlikely places. For Matthew Grossman (pictured) the central concept behind Plural Investments, the equity long/short hedge fund management company he founded in 2008, came to him after reading Moneyball, the bestselling book by Michael Lewis.

The book tells the story of the Oakland Athletics, a financially handicapped major league baseball team that found success by using rigorous statistical analysis to evaluate player performance. The Athletics could not afford su