The Hedge Funds Club Good Life Interviews – Part 34: Daniel Jim

Daniel Jim

Daniel Jim

How could we possibly continue our popular Hedge Funds Club Good Life Interviews series without HFC boss Stefan Nilsson checking in with Daniel Jim in Hong Kong?


From where and how do you get your daily general news updates?

Emails and news online.


What do you do to unwind on a weekend?

Run and cook.


Can you name a great book you have recently read?

The Holy Bible.


Your soundtrack of choice?

Playlist “DJazzz” on Spotify.


What drink do you start the day with and what drink finishes it?

Coffee. Water.


What’s the worst money mistake you’ve made?

Hanging onto a fund too long after it outgrew itself.


Have you ever had a great mentor and what did you learn?

Plenty. Humility, honesty and bravery.


What gives you energy?

Sunshine and a good meal.


How do you stay grounded and focused as a person in these turbulent and fast-changing times?



Can you name a terrific restaurant that you love?

Any Tabelog 4.0 plus B-class cuisine one in Japan. Kept a blog called “Lonely Gourmet’s Thought For Food” on WordPress if anyone is interested.


What’s your favourite museum in the world?



Are you active on social media and what do you actually use it for?

Posting anything to do with food and drinks.


Do you have any secret guilty pleasure that you are prepared to reveal here?

Japanese imo shochu.


What kind of battle dress do you normally put on for work?

My high-school tie.


Do you celebrate your wins? If so, how?

Having a good meal over a few hours.


What makes you happy?

Seeing people I love happy.