Julian Robertson is an investor, environmentalist and philanthropist.
Tiger Management Corp.
Mr. Robertson was born in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1932. After graduating from the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA in 1951 and the University of North Carolina in 1955, he served for two years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Prior to co-founding Tiger in 1980, Mr. Robertson enjoyed a two decade career with Kidder Peabody and Company, beginning as a sales trainee and rising to become Chief Executive Officer of Webster Management Corporation, Kidder Peabody’s investment advisory subsidiary.
From an initial capital base of eight million dollars, Mr. Robertson built Tiger into one of the world’s largest hedge funds with capital of more than $23 billion.
Mr. Robertson also 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 Tiger Management seeds independent hedge funds run by high-achieving young managers.
In 1996, Mr. Robertson and his wife, Josie, founded the Robertson Foundation to focus on large scale, domestic, high impact grants in education, the environment, 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, combating global warming and a broad program sponsoring medical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller University and several stem cell institutes.
Mr. Robertson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Environmental Defense, iMentor, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. He is also a member of the National Board of Advisors of the Children’s Scholarship Fund and Vice Chairman and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Cancer Research Institute. He is Trustee Emeritus of Rockefeller University.
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