Maybe Pep Guardiola Can Manage Your Portfolio, Too

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The English football season ended Sunday, and for 9.2 million players of the Fantasy Premier League that means finding something else to mull over on a Saturday morning. In the past few years, the fantasy version of the beautiful game has taken off. Each week, fantasy managers field a team of 11 players whose performances on the pitch convert to points in their game.

There is a long tradition of gameplaying among finance professionals, and fantasy football is no exception. Bond manager Bill Gross spent his formative years at the blackjack table. Warren Buffett famously plays bridge several hours a week, and poker remains a popular pursuit in the finance community.