Five who made their mark
Mon Mar 31, 2008
Hedge funds are anything but faceless. Individual
firms have been shaped by the personalities and ambitions of their founders – and Ken Griffin, Steve Mandel, John Paulson, Jim Simons and Dinakar Singh stand out for their influence and performance.
Ken Griffin, Steve Mandel, John Paulson, Jim Simons and
Dinakar Singh stand out for their influence and
Hedge funds may be secretive, but they are anything but
faceless. Individual firms have been shaped by the
personalities and ambitions of their founders, and their ups
and downs illuminate the big challenges and successes the
industry has faced over the years.
Since our launch in 2003, Absolute Return has told the story
of such managers, using their experience to shed light on both
the news of the day and the deeper questions the industry
In our first issue, Louis Bacon and Moore Capital Management
became the focus for a discussion of the critical topic of
hiring and retaining talent. Later, George Soros and his Soros
Fund Management illuminated the question of succession. Bruce
Kovner's Caxton Associates and Mark Kingdon's Kingdon Capital
Management were just two of the funds that provided...
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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