Grandmaster Capital Fund: Grandmaster Capital

Patrick Wolff runs his Grandmaster equity long/short fund with an eye on the macroeconomic environment, while focusing on proprietary research to identify the fundamental value of businesses

Wolff transfers grandmaster chess talent into hedge fund arena

For a grandmaster who wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Chess, running a hedge fund should be a relatively simple pursuit. Patrick Wolff, founder and CEO of the appropriately named Grandmaster Capital Management, says the transition from US chess champion to portfolio manager was a logical career progression.

“Chess is a unique activity. It is a very pure feedback loop. What I mean by that is everything you do determines how successful you are. There is no luck. You can exactly replicate the

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