John Arnold looks back at 17 years of energy trading

In an exclusive interview, John Arnold talks to Alexander Osipovich about the extraordinary success of his former hedge fund, Centaurus Advisors, the difficulty of hiring good traders and why he walked away from energy trading after 17 years

John Arnold
John Arnold

In the world of natural gas traders, which has a reputation for attracting risk-loving, fast-talking hotshots with unfettered confidence in their abilities, John Arnold cuts an unusual figure. Colleagues describe him as polite, soft-spoken and intellectual. Yet that belies his amazing track record. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $2.9 billion and his Houston-based hedge fund, Centaurus Advisors, reportedly enjoyed a stunningly successful run between 2002 and 2009, with annual returns

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