"A hedge fund manager who predicted the global (alternate link) credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been
- 'stimulating' and
- the culmination of his life's work.
- Mr Soros said his prediction meant he was better able to brace his Quantum investment fund against the global storm.
But other investors failed to take notice of his prediction and his decision to come out of retirement in 2007 to manage the fund
- 'It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work,' he told national newspaper The Australian. (LINK)
Soros is one of 25, top hedge fund managers from across Wall Street who have defied the credit crunch crisis to reap a total of $11.6billion (£7.9bn) last year.
The managers made their profit by trading above the pain in the markets, according to Institutional Investor’s Alpha Magazine.
Former maths professor James H. Simons, who has made billions in hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, earned $2.5 billion running computer-driven trading strategies.And John A. Paulson, who made his fortune by The managers made the profit in a year when losses were recorded at two of every three hedge funds and when hedge funds lost an average of 18 percent, according to the New York Times.
- Two of the three managers who tied for ninth place, at $250 million, are based in Britain and include David Harding of Winton Capital and Alan Howard of Brevan Howard Asset Management.
Another Brevan Howard employee Christopher Rokos also made the list.
The profit comes at a time when the U.S Government is scrutinising Wall Street pay and when hedge funds are facing proposals for new taxes on their gains.
Despite the global financial crisis, the combined pay of the top 25 hedge fund managers still managed to top every year before 2006....
- 'In a year when all their other investments lost money, we’re like an oasis,' he said in the Times....
- 1 - James Simons, Renaissance Technologies Corp, $2.5 billion
- 2 - John Paulson, Paulson & Co, $2 billion
- 3 - John Arnold, Centaurus Energy, $1.5 billion
- 4 - George Soros, Soros Fund Management, $1.1 billion (LINK)
- 5 - Raymond Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, $780 million
- 6 - Bruce Kovner, Caxton Associates, $640 million
- 7 - David Shaw, D.E. Shaw & Co, $275 million
- 8 - Stanley Druckenmiller, Duquesne Capital Management, $260 million
- 9 - (tie) David Harding, Winton Capital Management, $250 million
- 9 - (tie) Alan Howard, Brevan Howard Asset Management, $250 million
- 9 - (tie) John Taylor Jr, FX Concepts, $250 million Profiles for hedge fund managers ranked 12 through 25 will be available tomorrow:
- 12 - James Chanos, Kynikos Associates
- 13 - Michael Platt, BlueCrest Capital Management
- 14 - Roy Niederhoffer, R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management
- 15 - John Horseman, Horseman Capital Management
- 16 - Paul Touradji, Touradji Capital Management
- 17 - Henry Laufer, Renaissance Technologies Corp.
- 18 - Kenneth Tropin, Graham Capital Management
- 19 - (tie) Pierre Andurand, Dennis Crema, BlueGold Capital Management
- 19 - (tie) Christopher Rokos, Brevan Howard Asset Management
- 22 - (tie) Christian Baha, Superfund
- 22 - (tie) Christian Levett, Clive Capital
- 24 - William Dunn, Dunn Capital Management
- 25 - Andrew Hoine, Paulson & Co." via Michael Savage and the Drudge Report