Paulson & Co. - Investor Profile

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Investor Information:

590 Madison AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):30,000
29th FloorEquity AUM ($MM):21,158
New York, NY 10022Investment Style:Multi-Strategy
United StatesOrientation:Active
Phone: 212-956-2221 Investor Type:Hedge Fund Manager
Fax: 212-977-9505

Institutional Investor Background

Paulson & Co. is an investment management company founded in 1994 by John Paulson, the firm's current president and senior fund manager for all funds under management. Prior to founding the firm, John Paulson was a General Partner of Gruss Partners, a merger arbitrage specialist, and a Managing Director in Mergers and Acquisitions at Bear Stearns. Paulson & Co. and John Paulson rose to prominence after its performance in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis; John Paulson correctly predicted the downfall of the subprime mortgage market and reaped profits of over $3 billion.

Paulson & Co. manages domestic and offshore merger arbitrage/event driven funds for institutional and high net-worth clients. Paulson & Co. currently manages 8 hedge funds: its flagship Paulson Advantage Fund, the Paulson Advantage Plus Fund, the Gold fund, Paulson Partners, Paulson Enhanced, Paulson Recovery, Paulson Real Estate Recovery, and the Credit Opportunities Fund.

The Paulson Real Estate Recovery Fund was launched in 2009 to invest in distressed real estate markets with a 'private equity' investment style. The Paulson Gold Fund was launched in January 2010 with a long-term strategy focus investing in mining companies and bullion-based derivatives. Paulson & Co. is headquartered in New York and opened an office in Hong Kong in March 2011.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Global, North America

Founders and Key Executives of Paulson & Co.: John Paulson; Andrew Hoine; Stuart Merzer; Mike Barr; Sheru Chowdhry; Mena Gerowin*

Entities related to Paulson & Co.: Paulson Advantage Master Ltd; Paulson Advantage Plus Master Ltd; Paulson Real Estate Recovery Fund; PCI; Paulson Recovery Fund

Relevant Firms***: PSQR Management LLC

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Paulson & Co.'s Top 10 Equity Holdings

Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
streetTRACKS Gold Trust (GLD) 2,147.48 21,837,552 0 5.48
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S) 1,435.46 231,153,000 103,460,000 7.72
Life Technologies Corp (LIFE) 954.82 14,773,700 773,700 8.22
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (AU) 665.40 28,254,950 50,951 7.34
Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) 649.69 13,302,344 0 7.16
Plains Exploration & Production Co (PXP) 607.62 12,800,000 0 9.93
Grifols S.A. - American Depositary Shares (GRFS) 581.78 20,054,379 -125,556 3.38
Mylan Inc (MYL) 523.04 18,073,400 -6,430,000 4.24
MGM Resorts International (MGM) 491.65 37,387,600 -258,000 7.65
Equinix Inc (EQIX) 454.25 2,100,000 0 4.32

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