John Paulson

John Paulson

Paulson & Co.
Last update 2019-09-09 51 Stocks (9 new)
Value $5.88 Bil Turnover 17 %
Top Holdings: GLD(9.78%) BHC(8.93%) AGN(6.40%) DISCK(5.28%) CELG(5.26%)
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John Paulson Profile

John Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc. Paulson was ranked by Absolute Return Magazine as the 3rd largest hedge fund in the world managing approximately $29bn in merger, event and distressed strategies. Mr. Paulson received his Masters of Business Administration with high distinction, as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School in 1980. He graduated summa cum laude in Finance from New York University's College of Business and Public Administration in 1978. Prior to forming Paulson in 1994, John was a general partner of Gruss Partners and a managing director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns.

John Paulson Investing Philosophy

John Paulson, a former mergers and acquisitions banker, established his firm as a merger arbitrage hedge fund manager, seeking to make money from situations when one public company announces plans to take over another. Merger arbitrage hedge funds primarily study equity markets, but they also research the market for credit default swaps, a form of insurance that starts paying out as soon as a credit security falls in value.
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Performance of Advantage Fund

Year Return % S&P500 % Excess Gain %
2011 -36 1.9 -37.9
2010 11.68 15.05 -3.4
2009 6.12 26.35 -20.2
3-Year Cumulative (2009-2011) -24.15 (-8.80/Year) 48.13 (13.99/Year) -72.28 (-22.79/Year)
2008 6.28 -36.79 43.1
2007 51.74 5.14 46.6
5-Year Cumulative (2007-2011) 22.32 (4.11/Year) -1.54 (-0.31/Year) 23.86 (4.42/Year)
2006 16.81 15.85 1
2005 3.94 4.83 -0.9
2004 11.92 10.7 1.2
2003 22.69 28.19 -5.5
2002 4.48 -21.58 26.1
10-Year Cumulative (2002-2011) 113.07 (7.86/Year) 33.05 (2.90/Year) 80.02 (4.96/Year)
2001 5.04 -11.76 16.8
2000 22.42 -9.75 32.2
1999 23.81 20.4 3.4
1998 -4.91 28.7 -33.6
1997 12.71 33.47 -20.8
15-Year Cumulative (1997-2011) 263.56 (8.99/Year) 119.13 (5.37/Year) 144.43 (3.62/Year)
1996 38.13 22.49 15.6
1995 18.57 38.04 -19.5
1994 23.46 0.4 23.1

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