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Are Traders Getting It?

Traders Magazine, July 1999

Gregory Bresiger

Success has a thousand fathers. Failure is an orphan. So goes the old saw that could easily be applied to the trading business.

The biggest reason why some traders become orphans--that is professionals without a firm--is the lack of communication between traders and their constituents, says Thomas Bardong, a buy-side trading executive with some 30 years in the business. When he began as a trader with a small firm in 1968, Bardong says he had little contact with analysts and portfolio managers.

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