When Traders Lose their Mojo, Enter the Performance Coach

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The idea for this story sprang from the show Billions, starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. It’s a hedge fund drama, and one of the characters was a performance coach. They’re a real thing. I met two of them in the course of reporting this piece, including Denise Shull (pictured). It ended up being a fascinating look at trader psychology and how coaches work to keep traders on track.

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