Thursday, January 8, 2009

Psychiatrist and Trading Coach Ari Kiev Launches Kiev Consulting

Psychiatrist, trading coach and author Ari Kiev, M.D. announced that he has launched Kiev Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in peak performance coaching for hedge funds and institutional investors and traders.

Regarded as one of the top trading coaches, he has worked with some of the most prominent hedge funds in the country for more than 16 years. Kiev said he is expanding the services he provides to hedge funds and other investment firms to include the assessment of new portfolio managers, teambuilding and leadership training.

"This consulting practice effectively allows me to broaden my reach and offer customized services to an increasing number of fund managers who are recognizing the importance of a psychological perspective in managing investments," he said. "Given the stress of today's market and the challenges faced by professional investors, I felt the time was ripe for expanding my consultation work."

Kiev said his counsel will encompass dealing with the stress of drawdowns, the behavioral dimension of risk management, psychological screening of analysts and portfolio managers, and creative approaches to building cultures of collaboration.

Kiev, who has lectured worldwide on the psychology of trading, is the author of more than 20 books. His recent works, both published by John Wiley & Sons, are Mastering Trading Stress: Strategies for Maximizing Performance and Hedge Fund Leadership: How to Inspire Peak Performance from Traders and Money Managers.

His other best-sellers include Trading to Win: The Psychology of Mastering the Markets, Trading in the Zone: Maximizing Performance with Focus and Discipline, The Psychology of Risk: Mastering Market Uncertainty, and Hedge Fund Masters: How Top Hedge Fund Traders Set Goals, Overcome Barriers and Achieve Peak Performance. His web site is

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