Lee Ainslie

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Lee S. Ainslie III is the head of hedge fund Maverick Capital, which in 1993 he helped form at the invitation of billionaire Sam Wyly.[1][2] He and other former employees of Julian Robertson's Tiger Management Corp., nicknamed "tiger cubs," are widely regarded in the hedge fund industry.[3][4][5][6] Ainslie is a value investor[7] particularly known for his investments in the technology sector.[8] He has been profiled in books such as Hedge Hunters, by Katherine Burton,[9] New Investment Superstars by Lois Peltz.[10] and The Big Win by Stephen Weiss.[11] Maverick Capital Management LP was reported to have $9 billion under management at year-end 2013.[12][13]


Prior to joining Maverick, he worked at Tiger Management Corp.[14][15] Ainslie's father was headmaster of Episcopal High School, a private school in Alexandra, Virginia, from which Ainslie graduated.[16] Ainslie holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan–Flagler Business School.[14][17] He is on the board of directors of the charitable organization the Robin Hood Foundation.[18][19] Ainslie was among the prominent hedge fund managers who supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.[20][21] He and his wife Elizabeth have two sons.[22]


  1. ^ "Comeback Kid," Institutional Investor, December 19, 2007
  2. ^ "The World's Billionaires," Forbes, March 5, 2008
  3. ^ "How the Tigers Cubs Stacked Up in 2013," Institutional Investor's Alpha, January 9, 2014
  4. ^ "A calm exterior: Face to Face with Lee Ainslie," Pensions & Investments, June 11, 2007
  5. ^ "Tiger Management Helps Next-Generation Funds," The New York Times, July 30, 2012
  6. ^ "The Lone Star State attracts plenty of financial whizzkids," The Economist, July 30, 2011
  7. ^ McKinsey & Co. Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance. Chapter 6. John Wiley and Sons, 2011. ISBN 0470424605, ISBN 978-0470424605.
  8. ^ "Ainslie's Maverick Cap backfires in August," Reuters, September 11, 2011
  9. ^ Burton, Katherine. Hedge Hunters. Chapter 6. John Wiley and Sons, 2010. ISBN 0-470-88518-1, ISBN 978-0-470-88518-5.
  10. ^ Peltz, Lois. New Investment Superstars. Chapter 5. John Wiley and Sons, 2001. ISBN 047140313X, ISBN 978-0471403135
  11. ^ Weiss, Stephen. The Big Win. Chapter 5. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 0470916109, ISBN 978-0470916100
  12. ^ "Hedge Funds Trail Stocks by the Widest Margin Since 2005," Bloomberg, December 6, 2013
  13. ^ "The Top 10 Hedge Funds to Watch in 2013," Worth magazine
  14. ^ a b "Maverick Capital Ltd.", Bloomberg Businessweek
  15. ^ "Lee S. Ainslie III," Bloomberg Businessweek (profile)
  16. ^ "Comeback Kid," Institutional Investor, December 19, 2007
  17. ^ http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/~/media/Files/documents/mba-recruiting-finance.pdf
  18. ^ "About," robinhood.org.
  19. ^ "The legend of Robin Hood," Fortune magazine, September 8, 2006
  20. ^ "Meet Mitt Romney's Hedge Fund Backers," Institutional Investor, October 12, 2012
  21. ^ "Mitt Romney shifts campaign focus back to the economy," The Christian Science Monitor, September 14, 2012
  22. ^ Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference 2014 (biography)

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