Jerrold Fine was a pioneer in the hedge fund industry. At the young age of 24, he teamed up with Wharton colleagues Michael Steinhardt and Howard Berkowitz to establish Fine, Berkowitz & Co., one of the first and most successful hedge funds on Wall Street. He resigned in 1976 to launch Charter Oak Partners Management. He thrived during a multitude of market ups and downs with the private investment firm. Despite being at the firm's performance high, Fine decided to convert Charter Oak to a family office to work on his novel, Make Me Even and I’ll Never Gamble Again. He continues to run his family’s investments while pursuing his career as a novelist.