Tiger Party: Griffin, Coleman to host 80th birthday bash for Julian Robertson

By Lawrence Delevingne

Mon Sep 24, 2012

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Dinner and dancing for the Tiger family at Lincoln Center this Saturday night.

   Julian Robertson (Photo: Martin Adolfsson)

A streak of grown-up Tiger cubs are reuniting to honor their elder statesman.

Julian Robertson turned 80 in June, but a major birthday party is being thrown in his honor this Saturday night at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan.

According to an invitation sent to guests, the soiree is being hosted by Tiger Management alumni John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital (with wife Amy); Chase Coleman of Tiger Global Management (with wife Stephanie); and Robertson’s sons Alex of Tiger Management, Jay and Spencer (with wives Alexandra, Claire and Sarah, respectively).

The September 29 event begins at 7:00 pm and will feature "dinner and dancing," according to the invitation. "Coat and tie" is requested of guests.

It’s not clear who will be in attendance, but people familiar with the party said it would likely include well-known Tiger Cubs Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital, Stephen Mandel of Lone Pine Capital, Andreas Halvorsen of Viking Global Investors and others who spent time at the famed hedge fund firm and seeding operation. They also said that high profile members of the financial and political communities would likely come, possibly including New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Spokespeople for Robertson, Tiger Management, Maverick, Lone Pine, Tiger Global, Blue Ridge and Bloomberg declined to comment. Viking and Van Wyck, the event production company in charge, did not immediately respond to requests.

Robertson, who is worth $2.6 billion according to Forbes, knows Lincoln Center well through his philanthropy. He is a Trustee Emeritus and gave $25 million to the venue in 1998, creating the Josie Robertson Plaza in honor of his late wife.

See also: Are the Tigers losing their stripes? | Tiger Management launches co-seeding fund

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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