Passion and compassion are the two engines that drive "venture philanthropist" Paul Tudor Jones II, founder, chairman and CEO of The Tudor Group. Passion fuels his vocation as a hedge fund trader extraordinaire. As of this month, Jones has amassed a personal fortune of around $3.7 billion, according to Forbes. Compassion clearly energizes his avocation, helping homeless children and the poor. Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Robin Hood, a charitable organization formed in 1988 to target poverty in New York City. Its board of directors is peopled with a number of Guru billionaire investors. In his 2011 speech at the Robin Hood Heroes Breakfast, Jones outlined the various kinds of poverty, the worst being a poverty of opportunity Americans are facing. Last year, Robin Hood invested $132 million in 210 poverty-fighting programs.
The Tudor Group portfolio currently lists 779 stocks, 289 of them new, with a total value of $1.33 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 58%. The portfolio top three sector weights healthcare at 23.9%, ETF, options, preferred at 22.2% and industrials at 11.2%. Paul Tudor Jones’s 12-month average return is 35.13%; he’s averaged 6% since inception. Continue Reading »