Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is a founding partner of Viking Global Investors LP and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. Prior to founding Viking, Halvorsen was a senior managing director and the director of equities at Tiger Management LLC. He also worked as an investment banker in the corporate finance and merger departments of Morgan Stanley. Halvorsen received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990 and graduated from Williams College in 1986. His Viking Global Equities III fund has gained 22% on average per year from 1999-2009.
His fund has a meaningful stake in Chinese technology giant Baidu (BIDU). As of the last quarter his fund was holding more than 2.89 million shares of the company making it the fund's largest tech position. Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese-language Internet search provider. The company offers a Chinese-language search platform on its website, Baidu.com, to enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, documents and multimedia files, through links provided on its Websites. Continue Reading »