John Paulson

John Paulson

John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American hedge fund manager, he is the founder and President of Paulson Sino-Forest Corporation. ... More »John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American hedge fund manager, he is the founder and President of Paulson Sino-Forest Corporation. His flagship fund, Paulson Advantage Fund, was down over 40% as of September 2011. During that same time, Paulson had invested most of his personal fortune in gold and it had grown by $3.1 billion from September 2010 to September 2011. Paulson was born in Queens, New York, the son of Alfred G. Paulson (November 22, 1924 - July 24, 2002), Chief Financial Officer at Ruder Finn, and Jacqueline (nee Boklan, born 1926). Paulson attended school at the Whitestone Hebrew Centre in Whitestone, New York. He received his... [ Wikipedia ]

Tourre gets no boost from former Goldman workers

Gail Kreitman, an ex-Goldman Sachs salesperson, yesterday said the role of hedge fund-titan John Paulson’s firm was so hidden that she thought the well-known mortgage bear was a long investor in Goldman’s complicated 2007 housing transaction. Actually, Paulson made a $1 billion ...

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Trader’s Day in Court May Lack Some Details

Trader’s Day in Court May Lack Some Details - Next Monday, in a courtroom in downtown Manhattan, the Securities and Exchange Commission will begin what is likely to be its most prominent case stemming from the financial crisis: its case against Fabrice Tourre, a former Goldman Sachs ...

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Hedge funds lose faith in gold

Hedge fund manager John Paulson has been a huge gold bull for years, but the billionaire may be starting to lose faith in the metal. And he's not alone. Paulson slashed his position in the SPDR Gold Trust ETF ( GLD ), one of the most popular funds for investors seeking exposure to ...

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Glenview’s Robbins Tops Hedge-Fund Ranking

John Paulson, after two years of poor returns, came roaring back to No. 3 on the... Read More John Paulson, after two years of poor returns, came roaring back to No. 3 on the Bloomberg Markets ranking with bets on financial and hotel stocks. Photograph: Mike McGregor/Contour by ...

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In Tourre Trial, S.E.C. Wages Battle Against Its Own Witness

A number of e-mails presented in court on Wednesday suggested that Mr. Pellegrini’s boss, the hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, and one adviser were aware of the troubles that publicizing the bet against mortgages would pose. An executive at ACA has testified that executives at ...

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Gold futures hit biggest annual slump in 30 years on QE taper talk, strong equities

Assets in exchange-traded products backed by Gold fell 33% to the lowest since 2009 amid sales by billionaires George Soros and John Paulson. Disposals of 867.8 metric tonne in 2013 were more than the combined inflows in the prior three years, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The ...

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Amid Awful Year for Hedge Funds, Paulson Is Exception

From our June 2012 cover labeling hedge fund manager John Paulson “The Big Loser” to our July 2013 cover on “The Hedge Fund Myth” to posts this week about hedge funds badly underperforming the broader market—we’ve been rather exhaustive in cataloging the asset class’s problems. Time to ...

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Market correction continues, 'taper tantrum,' Obamacare to blame

That’s when former hedge-fund genius John Paulson disclosed the mass dumping of most of his gigantic gold holdings in the second quarter to the tune of a $736 million dollar loss, give or take a few thousand. Hubris still has its price. While there’s other nonsense going on in precious ...

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Why Soros and Paulson’s bet on Spain could pay off

By: Jenny Cosgrave | Writer / Assistant Producer, Hedge fund billionaires George Soros and John Paulson have taken major stakes in Spanish property investment -- the very industry that had brought the country's economy to its knees seven years ago. But this time around, analysts ...

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Paulson And 483 Hill Street Letter

Billionaire fund manager John Paulson and dozens of other Hamptons homeowners signed a petition protesting the construction of a home that's a "threat" to the character and "peace and tranquility" of their neighborhood, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Journal, the ...

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Ex-Goldman VP Tourre denied a new trial in SEC case

Tourre had been accused of engineering a 2007 transaction that enabled a hedge fund run by billionaire John Paulson to reap a big profit while costing investors $1 billion in losses. He argued that his conduct did not amount to fraud, that there was a lack of evidence to support such a ...

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John Paulson's recovery

CNBC's Kate Kelly breaks down 2013's top hedge funds and details how noted hedge fund manager John Paulson made a huge comeback and succeeded in outperforming the S&P. Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital, weighs in...

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Defense calls no witnesses in Tourre case

Lawyers for ex-Goldman Sachs banker Fabrice Tourre rested today without calling a single witness, including hedge-fund honcho John Paulson, who played a key role in the case. The move — after two weeks of testimony by witnesses for the Securities and Exchange Commission — suggested the ...

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NY jury finds former Goldman trader known as ‘Fabulous Fab’ liable in mortgage fraud case

Google search produces police visit? (Richard Drew/ Associated Press ) - Former Goldman Sachs vice president Fabrice Tourre walks to Manhattan federal court with his attorneys, in New York, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Tourre’s three-week trial stems from allegations the Securities and Exchange ...

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Jury begins deliberations in trial of former Goldman trader

Originally filed in April 2010, the SEC's lawsuit accuses Tourre of misleading investors in the Ababus synthetic collateralized debt obligation (CDO) in 2007 by failing to disclose that billionaire John Paulson's hedge fund company helped pick its assets and planned to bet against - or ...

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Billionaire John Paulson Likes This North Dakota Oil Stock

When John Paulson loads up on shares of a company, smart investors should take note. In 2006, the billionaire hedge fund manager predicted the collapse of the U.S. subprime lending market. And in 2010, he set another hedge fund record by making nearly $5 billion in a single year. It ...

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METALS OUTLOOK: Gold Prices May Add To Gains Next Week

Physical demand in Asia is strong and liquidation of ETFs (exchange-traded funds) has subsided.” Some also suggested news that a dumping of a position by big hedge fund manager John Paulson, who had the biggest position in the main gold ETF, the SPDR Gold Trust, may have encouraged ...

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Ex-Goldman VP Tourre seeks to toss fraud verdict in SEC case

Jurors found Tourre liable for misleading investors in the 2007 synthetic collateralized debt obligation Abacus 2007-AC1, by failing to reveal that hedge fund billionaire John Paulson helped choose the underlying securities and was betting that they would fail. He was also held ...

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The Goldman Affair: What Is the SEC Trying to Say?

The SEC accused Mr Tourre of hiding from investors the fact that Paulson & Co -- a hedge fund run by billionaire John Paulson -- helped select the mortgages referenced in the "synthetic collateralized debt obligation" and then bet against it, said the FT, whose headline is SEC elated ...

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Soros and Paulson turn to Spanish property

Feb 28, 2014 : George Soros and John Paulson, two leading hedge fund managers, are taking major stakes in the flotation of Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, a Spanish property group. Kate Allen, property correspondent, talks to the FT's Daniel Garrahan about the return of investor ...

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