Bill Gross

William Hunt “Bill” Gross, considered the “king of bonds”, is the co-founder and former co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO). He also ran PIMCO’s $270 billion Total Return Fund, PTTRX. In 2014, Bill Gross left PIMCO to join Janus. In October 2015, Gross sued PIMCO for wrongful dismissal, seeking $200 million […]

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Leon Cooperman

Leon G. “Lee” Cooperman is the chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, Inc., a New York-based investment firm. In September 2016, Cooperman and Omega Advisors were charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC charged that Omega Advisors purchased securities in Atlas Pipeline Partners based on “material nonpublic information,” and alleged […]

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James Chanos

James Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates, is best known for being a brilliant short seller. He became famous as a short seller when he predicted the fall of Enron Corp. before it filed for bankruptcy in 2001. James Chanos started his career in 1980 as an analyst with Paine Webber, Gilford Securities and […]

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Edward Lampert

Edward Scott Lampert is the founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. He is also the chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings. Edward Lampert started his career at Goldman Sachs in 1984. He left the bank in 1988 to form ESL Investments in Greenwich, Connecticut. Edward Lampert received $28 million seed money from Richard Rainwater, […]

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John Paulson

John Alfred Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. The firm specializes in global merger, event arbitrage and credit strategies. He became a prominent money manager during the Global Financial Crisis when he used credit default swaps to bet against the […]

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Kenneth Griffin

Kenneth Griffin is the founder and CEO of Citadel, one of only three percent of hedge funds that have been in existence for more than 20 years. Right after Kenneth Griffin graduated from college in 1989, Frank C. Meyer, an investor and founder of Glenwood Capital LLC, entrusted $1 million of Glenwood’s cash to him, […]

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Daniel Loeb

Daniel Loeb is the founder and CEO of Third Point, a New York-based hedge fund founded in 1995. While Third Point generically employs value-focused strategies, there has been significant media coverage related to its activism campaigns (including Ligand, Yahoo, Sotheby’s, Baxter, Sony and many more). Daniel Loeb worked at Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm, […]

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Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman is the President and co-founder of Baupost Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the world. Seth Klarman popularized value investing philosophy in his book, Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor, which is now out of print and is sold for over $1,000 per copy. He was […]

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Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, an activist hedge fund founded in 2004. Bill Ackman has publicly launched activism campaigns including Wendy’s, Herbalife, JC Penny, Valeant, and many others. He has come under significant media scrutiny over his activism campaigns, particularly with his short position on Herbalife and his […]

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David Tepper

David Tepper is the founder of Appaloosa Management, a hedge fund that invests in public equity and fixed income securities globally. Appaloosa initially started in 1993 with a specialization in distressed debt. David Tepper started his career in the treasury department of Equibank before enrolling in business school. After business school in 1982, he accepted […]

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