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The Rankings

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Richard Chilton
Chilton Investment Company
Size: $4.3 billion
Style: Stock picker
Location: Stamford, Conn.
A founder of the Greenwich hedge-fund scene. Sits on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Big fan of American furniture and the Republican Party.
Old Hand: “A great example of a guy who has been able to build a terrific organization as well as a good fund. Plus he’s got terrific kids.”


Larry Robbins
Glenview Capital Management
Size: $6.1 billion
Style: Stock picker
Location: Manhattan
Used to work for Leon Cooperman’s Omega Advisors. Nicknamed “L-train.” Onetime horse bettor.
Old Hand: “Not such a great year last year, but he’s like buyout legend Leon Cooperman. He’s totally monomaniacal about his business.”
Hedge-Fund Investor: “A big contributor to a number of causes.”
Young Buck: “Hotshot who utilizes a variety of strategies.”


Richard Perry
Perry Capital
Size: $12.34 billion
Style: Trader
Location: Manhattan
Perry’s wife is very active in Democratic fund-raising circles; she donated more than $1 million over the last three election cycles. One of many top hedge-fund managers to come out of Goldman Sachs, Perry is pals with Eddie Lampert. Caught up in SEC investigation owing to questionable moves with stake in King Pharmaceuticals. Once owned FTD Group, the flower people.


Lief Rosenblatt
Satellite Asset Management
Size: $5.4 billion
Style: Trader
Location: Manhattan
Former George Soros underling. Rhodes scholar. Stays far out of the limelight.
Old Hand: “A great arbitrageur who learned under Soros. He doesn’t seem that interested in growing quickly, and seems more focused on turning a good living.”
Young Buck: “On every charitable or cultural board.”


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