Should investors send their dragons back to their lairs?


The ability of hedge fund dragons to vaporise this year may leave institutional investors sceptical of the long term power of the magic of the dragons

By Susan Barreto

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon. In the Chinese zodiac, dragons, the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, are considered so lucky that a baby boom is coming to China in 2012. Dragons symbolise character traits such as dominance and ambition and they prefer to live by their own rules. If left to their own devices, they are usually successful.

Dragons are driven, unafraid of challenges and willing to take risks. These are traits that many want in themselves as well as in those that they trust with