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Julian H. Robertson, Jr.

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2011

1 March 2011

Julian H. Robertson, Jr.
Julian H. Robertson, Jr.

From initial capital of $8 million, Julian Robertson built Tiger Management into the world’s largest hedge fund with capital of more than $23 billion. As chief executive officer of Tiger Management, he has trained and developed a generation of “Tiger Cubs,” a cadre of analysts and portfolio managers who have become some of today’s most successful hedge fund managers. Today, he maintains Tiger to manage his own investments and to seed investment hedge funds. Prior to co-founding Tiger in 1980, he enjoyed a two-decade career with Kidder Peabody, beginning as a sales trainee and rising to become Chief Executive Officer of Webster Management, the firm’s investment advisory subsidiary. In 1996, he and his wife, Josie, founded the Robertson Foundation to focus on large-scale, domestic high-impact grants in education, environment, religion and medical research. Among the Foundation’s major initiatives are active support of New York City’s public education reform, a leadership-based scholarship program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and combating global warming with market-based solutions.

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