Effective companies are about people working well together, says Hugo Young, manager of the Aberdeen Global Asia Pacific Equity Fund.
Loeb is known as an activist investor, buying into companies that he thinks could be run better.
Louis Bacon became interested in markets after captaining a sports fishing boat for broker Walter Frank.
BlueCrest hedge fund co-founder Michael Platt is quick to cut his losses, but happy to let his winners run.
As an income investor, Mark Barnett focuses on firms paying relatively high levels of dividends.
Legendary investors Joel Greenblatt began as a traditional value investor, looking for companies on low price/earnings (p/e) ratios.
Kyle Bass made $500m after buying credit default swaps on US subprime mortgage securities in the run up to the financial crisis.
Legendary investor Martin Taylor’s focus was on emerging markets.
John Arnold analysed energy firms’ data to decide when natural gas was cheap or expensive.
For much of his career, David Tepper has focused on buying emerging market and corporate debt.
James Robert Keene invested using a combination of fundamental analysis, attempting to gauge market sentiment and going with his gut instinct