Tiger Management - Investor Profile

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Investor Information:

101 Park AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):NA
48th FloorEquity AUM ($MM):493
New York, NY 10178Investment Style:Multi-Strategy
United StatesOrientation:Passive
Phone: 212-984-2500 Investor Type:Fund of Fund Manager

Institutional Investor Background

Tiger Management Corp was founded in 1980 by Julian Robertson as a multi-strategy hedge fund manager. Since 2000, the firm stopped managing money for external investors and now only manages Mr. Robertson's own assets as well as providing seed capital to other hedge fund managers.

Tiger Management originally launched with just $8 million and grew to over $22 billion at its peak in the 1990s, at the time one of the largest in the world. Mr. Robertson, a legend on Wall Street and in the hedge fund industry, liquidated Tiger Management's funds in 1999-2000 after a series of losses in 1998 and 1999.

After Tiger Management closed its external funds, Julian Robertson reinvented the firm through a network of 'Tiger Cubs,' a group of promising analysts and portfolio managers who had worked for Mr. Robertson at Tiger Management. After Tiger's dissolution, these cubs, supported and mentored by Julian Robertson, founded their own funds and many have become very successful fund managers themselves. Mr. Robertson also remains a minority partner in each 'Tiger Seed' firm currently affiliated with Tiger Management.

Julian Robertson is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and spent two decades at Kidder, Peabody & Company, a securities firm that is now a subsidiary of global management giant UBS AG. Mr. Robertson, who began at Kidder as a stockbroker, eventually headed Webster Securities, the firm's asset management subsidiary. After leaving Kidder, Robertson launched Tiger Management in 1980 on the initial investments of friends and family. In the following decades Mr. Robertson rose to great acclaim in the hedge fund industry and was dubbed the 'Wizard of Wall Street' as Tiger Management's successes continued to multiply and investors flocked to invest in the firm's funds. After shutting down the firm in the late 1990s, Mr. Robertson retired from the hedge fund industry, although he is still an active advisor to the Tiger Seeds now run by his former Tiger employees.

Julian Robertson is also involved in philanthropy, having founded the Robertson Scholars Program to benefit Duke University and University of North Carolina students, and is an active developer in New Zealand.

The Tiger Seeds, affiliated with Tiger Management, include Tiger Global, a technology-focused fund manager run by Chase Coleman that was founded in 2001, and Tiger Asia, a firm that focuses on Asian securities headed by Bill Hwang. Other Tiger Seed managers are Tom Faciola and Michael Sears of Tiger Shark Management; Patrick McCormack of Tiger Consumer; Manish Chopra of Tiger Veda; Robert Jafek of Torrey Pines Capital Management; Charles Anderson of Fox Point Capital Management; Eliav Assouline of Axial Capital Management; Pasco Alfaro of Miura Global Management; William Araskog of WRA Investment; Jonathan Auerback of Hound Partners; Christopher Burns of Goshen Investments; Alok Agrawal of Apos Capital Management; Michael Popow of Centurion Global; Rodrigo Andrade of DLH Capital Management; Scott Booth of Eastern Advisors Capital Group; J. Kevin Kenny Jr. of Emerging Sovereign Group; Michael Morrissey of Firemark Advisors; RJ McCreary of Kelusa Capital; Ian Murray of Lanexa Global Management; Dane Andreef of Maple Leaf Partners; McAndrew Rudisill of Pelagic Capital; and Quincy Fennebresque of Venesprie Capital Management.

The clan of Tiger Cubs includes Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital, a fund he co-founded in 1990; John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital, founded in 1996 and focusing on real estate; the founder of activist firm Toscafund Martin Hughes; Steve Mandel, founder of private investment manager Lone Pine Capital; Andreas Halvorsen, founder of Viking Global Investors; Philip Duff and Gil Caffray, founders of FrontPoint Partners, now a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley; Dwight Anderson, founder of deep-value investor Ospraie Management; David Gerstenhaber, founder of Argonaut Capital Management; Philippe Laffont, founder of technology-focused Coatue Capital; Arnold Snider, founder of Deerfield Management Company, a fund manager focused on health care; Paul Touradji, founder of Touradji Capital; Ted Kang, founder of Kylin Management; Tom McAuley, founder and Chief Investment Officer of North Sound Capital; Chris Shumway, founder of Shumway Capital Partners; Tom Brown of Second Curve Capital; Robert Ellis of Ridgefield Capital Management; Rob Citrone of Discovery Capital Management; Kris Kristynik of Longhorn Capital Management; Arthur Cohen of Healthcor; Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital Management; Lawrence Bowman of Bowman Capital Management; James Lyle of Millgate Capital; Steve Shapiro of Intrepid Capital Management; Quinn Riordan of Elmwood Advisors; Robert Karr of Joho Capital; Peter Vig of Roundrock Capital Management; Fuyuki Fujiwara of Speedwell; Ed McAree and Robert Williamson of Williamson McAree Investment Partners; Brian Kelly of Asian Century Quest; Peter Palmedo of Sun Valley Gold; Glen Kacher, Managing Director of Integral Capital Partners; Michael Bills of Bluestem Asset Management; and Anson Beard, Managing Director of Investment Risk Management.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Global, United States

Founders and Key Executives of Tiger Management: Julian Robertson; John Townsend; Alex Robertson

Entities related to Tiger Management: Tiger Management Corp; Tiger Management LLC; Tiger Global; Tiger Asia; Tiger Shark Management; Tiger Consumer; Tiger Veda; Tiger Fund *; Tiger Jaguar Fund*; Tiger Puma*; Tiger Management LP

Relevant Firms***: Argonaut Capital Management; Blue Ridge Capital; Impala Asset Management; Lone Pine Capital; Maverick Capital; Nezu Asia Capital Management; Ospraie Management; Samlyn Capital; Second Curve Capital; Suranya Capital Partners; Tiger Asia Management*; Tiger Eye Capital LLC; Tiger Global Management; Tiger Infrastructure Partners; Tiger Veda Management; Touradji Capital Management; Tremblant Capital Group; Viking Global Investors

*Denotes that the person or entity is no longer related to the firm. **If you would like to submit investor updates, please click here. ***Relevant firms may include firms where founders previously worked, funds that were spun-off from the firm, funds that were seeded by the firm and/or unrelated firms that were founded by veterans of the fund. For specific details, please review the Investor Background sections for each firm of interest.

Tiger Management's Top 10 Equity Holdings

Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
Google Inc (GOOG) 27.27 34,340 5,540 0.01
H&R Block Inc (HRB) 24.98 849,200 849,200 0.29
KINDER MORGAN INC (KMI.WS) 24.87 4,837,954 -217,000 0.54
MasterCard Inc A (MA) 24.23 44,778 -3,800 0.04
HCA Holdings Inc (HCA) 23.54 579,300 -24,500 0.11
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) 22.53 1,345,900 755,000 1.50
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) 22.12 294,900 900 0.10
McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (MHP) 21.25 408,000 408,000 0.15
Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) 21.16 203,100 -43,300 0.20
Moodys Corp (MCO) 21.00 393,800 393,800 0.18

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