Daniel Och did it after leaving his job as Global Co-Head of U.S. Equities at, and so did a lot of other people (all with different ways. Julian Robertson took a year sabbatical after a 25 year stint at Kidder Peabody to write a book and then start a 20 year climb to greatness).
What does it take to start your own firm? How do you get to it? Do you think that there is a minimum number of years of experience?
Location is critical, ofcourse. But given the rise of financial centers outside of the Western world, where do you see the future of asset management (geographically)? Split between NYC, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong?
Plus, would you prefer running your own asset management firm or working for one?