Bill Lipschutz

Bill Lipschutz is a celebrated foreign exchange trader and co-founder and Director of Portfolio Management at Hathersage Capital Management. Lipschutz received a BFA in Architectural Design from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Lipschutz joined Salomon Brothers in May 1982 as one of the original …

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Bill Ackman

Firm: Pershing Square Capital ManagementCity: New York2008 Age: 412008 Assets Under Management: $6 Billion William ‘Bill’ Ackman graduated from Harvard University in 1988 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners in 1992 with David Berkowitz. He went on to founded Pershing Square in 2003. Pershing Square is an …

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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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Jimmy Cayne

Jimmy Cayne is the former CEO of Bear Stearns and world class bridge player. The son of a patent attorney, Cayne grew up in Evanston, IL and attended Purdue University. He left one semester shy of graduating to join the army.Cayne left an unsuccessful marriage in Chicago to move to New York in 1964. While …

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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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Jim Pallotta

City: Boston2008 Age: 50 Jim Pallotta spent 15 years as a money manager for Paul Tudor Jones at the $18 billion Tudor Investment Corp. According to a letter sent to investors, Pallotta is leaving Tudor Investment to start his own firm. He will retain control of his $5 billion Raptor Global Fund along with Alter …

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