JIM ROGERS

JIM ROGERS

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Debate : Jim Rogers @ Jeju Forum 2013

[Jeju Forum 2013] Special Session 2 (Meeting the Legendary Investor Jim Rogers)

 Jim Rogers, chairperson of Rogers Holdings, is a legendary investor who founded the quantum fund with George Soros in 1973 and reported 4200% yield over 10 years. He retired in 1980, traveled to more than 100 countries on 6 continents and wrote several books. Notably, he recognized the importance of Asia including China, and moved from New York to Singapore in 2007. In this session, he talked about prediction of the world economic map post-crisis and discussed a new successful investment strategy to fit these changed circumstances.

• Global financial crisis and transition of economic power
• Reasons why we focus on commodity and agriculture
• China, ASEAN, and BRICS
• Rise of China and choices of Korea
• North Korea investment, After the Korean unification
• Future of currency war
• Promising investments after crisis



Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendary investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%.





Who is Jim Rogers ?

James "Jim" Rogers was born in Oct. 19, 1942 and grew up in Demopolis, Alabama .Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendry investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%. They ran what is considered to be one of the first truly global macro hedge funds. . In 1964 he got his first job on Wall Street at Dominick & Dominick in the summer between high school and Yale University, that's how he got his first experience with stocks and bonds. He immediately fell in love with the job. After Oxford, he returned to the U.S. and joined the army in 1970 he returned to Wall Street, working again with Dominick & Dominick. That same year he joined Arnold S. Bleichroeder, where he met George Soros, and together founded the Quantum Fund. This has opened a new era of global macrotrading and inspired numerous imitations and spin-offs. In the book "Money Masters of Our Time," Jim Rogers writes about that time "the most important thing in my life was work. I did not do anything until I had completed my work." To emphasize this professional ethic , it is good to remember that he did not made any holiday for ten years. In 1980, Jim Rogers has decided to "retire" at 37 years. Since then he has spent much of his time traveling and supporting the causes of philanthropic and taking on many high profile roles in the media. However, he continues to be an active investor and media commentator

Jim Rogers "the 19th century was the century of the UK , the 20th century was the century of the US , the 21 st century is going to be the century of China "