Chris Shumway

Firm: Shumway Capital PartnersCity: Greenwich, Connecticut2008 Age: 422008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $6 Billion+ Chris Shumway, a protégé of hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson at Tiger Managment, founded Shumway Capital Partners in 2002.

Chase Coleman

Firm: Tiger Global ManagementCity: New York2008 Age: 332008 Assets Under Management: $5 Billion A direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, Charles Payson ‘Chase’ Coleman III graduated from Williams College. Coleman is the founder and managing partner of New York based Tiger Global Management. The fund achieved a stunning 91% return in 2007 and boasts a seven-year …

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Louis Bacon

Louis Bacon is the manager of a leading New York City based hedge fund, Moore Capital Management (after his mother’s maiden name). Moore Capital is headquartered in New York City but has other offices in London, Toronto, and Washington D.C.

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Larry Robbins

Firm: Glenview CapitalCity: New York2008 Age: 382008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $7 Billion Prior to founding Glenview Capital Larry Robbins was a trader at Leon Cooperman’s Omega Advisors. Focused on concentrated positions in large cap stocks, Glenview Capital is an activist hedge fund. Robbins achieved a return of over 30% for 2007.

Jonathan Lourie

Firm: Cheyne CapitalCity: London2008 Age: 462008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $11 Billion Jonathan Lourie graduated from Dartmouth College Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 1983. He went on to work for Morgan Stanley where he focused on the management of convertible bonds. Along with Stuart Fiertz, Lourie founded London based Cheyne Capital in …

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John Paulson

John Paulson is the president of New York based hedge fund Paulson and Co. Inc. He graduated from NYU and received his MBA from Harvard business school. Paulson gained experience at the hedge fund Odyssey Partners and he is also a former Bear Stearns investment banker. The merger-arbitrage hedge fund Paulson and Co. was launched …

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John Burbank Profile

By Jonathan Yates Like Bruce Kovner, founder of Caxton Associates, LLC, John Burbank III, founder of Passport Capital LLC, financed his initial foray into investing with money borrowed from his credit cards.  Unlike Kovner, Burbank lost almost all of the $50,000 borrowed.  Like Kovner, by far the greatest return earned from the first plunge into …

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Jim Simons

Firm: Renaissance TechnologiesCity: East Setauket, New York2008 Age: 692008 Assets Under Management: 30+ Billion James Harris “Jim” Simons received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1958, and his PhD, also in mathematics, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962 at the age of 23. While at MIT …

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