Nootropics (Modafinil etc.) in Hedge Funds
Is it common for hedge fund analysts/PMs to take modafinil and/or other performance enhancing drugs? It would be interesting to hear more about your experiences with the level of usage and the pros/cons of sustained use over a hedge fund career.
It would make sense to me that there is definitely some usage in the industry in order to maintain high levels of productivity year round - given the high level of performance/results demanded.