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Joshua Fink

Joshua Fink
Enso Capital Management

In 2002, Joshua Fink founded his own hedge fund firm, Enso Capital Management, when he was only 23. The natural-resources-focused long-short equity firm, which now manages more than $230 million in hedge funds, as well as additional money in separate accounts and other special investment vehicles, started with just $4 million.

For the first six years, the son of BlackRock co-founder Laurence Fink focused on delivering steady returns at the cost of not taking big bets. Then came the market sell-off of 2008. Like most hedge funds, Enso lost money, and Fink suffered redemptions. That experience gave him the confidence to invest how he wanted. Today, Enso has fewer positions and its returns will be more volatile, but performance has been spectacular. Its main fund was up more than 80 percent in both 2009 and 2010, and Fink is having more fun than ever.

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