John Paulson

John Paulson

Paulson & Co.
Last update 2019-02-14 51 Stocks (13 new)
Value $4.17 Bil Turnover 11 %
Top Holdings: IRL: SHPG(12.72%) GLD(12.55%) CAN: BHC(9.22%) GBR: MYL(7.22%) DISCK(6.48%)
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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.

Performance of Advantage Fund

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Commentaries and Stories

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Merger-arbitrage specialist’s top buy is Buffett holding Red Hat, guru establishes 13 new positions in all
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70 Views    James Li    2019-02-19 18:01
Keurig Dr Pepper tops the list
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113 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-12-18 21:29
Paulson remains bullish on gold, may move to Puerto Rico
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304 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-11-15 22:12
Gurus see value in 2 pharmaceutical companies, a chipmaker and an asset manager
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474 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-09-21 16:56
Carriage Services tops the list
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253 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-08-20 19:53
Paulson’s firm has struggled in recent years and goes for communication services in 2nd quarter
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389 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-08-15 21:09
Mergers can fail primarily due to antitrust and national security concerns
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129 Views    James Li    2018-07-27 20:39
A deeper understanding of mergers and acquisitions
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857 Views    James Li    2018-06-15 20:50
Too many stocks are overpriced and that’s why its time to be fearful
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527 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-05-31 16:57
Merger arbitrage hedge fund guru reports quarterly portfolio
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258 Views    James Li    2018-05-17 21:31

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Mr. Gary Shilling has a track record for accurately forecasting economic events
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1808 Views    Jean-Francois Nobert    2015-10-05 06:00
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2970 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-04-25 21:45
Overseas Shipholding Group has seen better days since restructuring
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1185 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-03-21 21:46
Paulson has had more than half of holdings in health care
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1982 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-05-18 22:15
A discussion of the benefits of investing in gold
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110 Views    Bram de Haas    2017-10-24 19:01
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1017 Views    Holly LaFon    2014-10-23 05:05