Fact File - D.E. Shaw

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Founded: 1988

Majority owner: David E. Shaw

Assets under management: $7.3 billion

Flagship strategy: statistical arbitrage

Performance: 2003: 5%; annualized since inception in January 1989: 22.8%

Other strategies: multi-strategy, futures and currencies, distressed debt, fixed income

Offices: New York (headquarters); Hyderabad, India