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The Midnight Trader

Traders Magazine, July 2000

Sanford Wexler

When most traders are inhaling their lunch, James Burns, president of Aventine Investment Management, is usually arriving at his trading desk.

Based in Huntington Station, N.Y., Aventine is a hedge fund that specializes in the Japanese securities markets. Burns typically starts his day around noon with administrative chores and keeps the same trading hours as the Japanese traders in Tokyo - 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m Eastern Standard Time. "We straddle two time zones," he said.

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