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Paul Singer '66

Paul Singer Profile ImagePaul E. Singer is the founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York–based trading firm. Launched in 1977 with $1 million of capital, total assets under management for the Elliott funds have grown to approximately $20 billion today. The compound annual rate of return for Elliott’s flagship fund from inception through June 2012 is 14.0% net to investors, compared with 10.8% for the S&P 500 (with dividends reinvested) in the same period with roughly one-third the volatility. Elliott also has affiliated offices in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

The Wall Street Journal has recognized Elliott for its early forecasting of the systemic economic crisis of 2008. The New York Times has written that "of all the hedge fund managers on Wall Street, [Elliott] is one of the most revered."

Mr. Singer is on the board of Harvard Medical School and of Commentary Magazine, and on the advisory board of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also chairman of the Manhattan Institute.