The talent, teamwork and drive of Dinakar Singh and his three partners are quickly putting TPG-Axon on the map as one of the industry's premier global funds
By Sarah Wood
When the number and scale of multibillion-dollar hedge fund launches began to explode in 2004 and 2005, many wondered if investors had lost their minds. Size, especially when growth comes quickly, has long been viewed as the bane of performance, and performance is of course what it's all about. Still, none of the megalaunches came from rank neophytes. Far from it - many boasted the best pedigrees in the business. But many wondered if the big funds could live up to expectations.
Dinakar Singh's TPG-Axon Capital, a predominantly long/short-oriented global multistrategy firm, was one of those newcomers. There was little doubt that Singh, a former star Goldman Sachs trader and chief of the firm's proprietary equities trading desk, had what it...