Ole Andreas Halvorsen

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Andreas Halvorsen
Ole Andreas Halvorsen

1960/1961 (age 57–58)[1]
ResidenceDarien, Connecticut, U.S.[2]
Alma materWilliams College
Stanford University
OccupationInvestor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist
Known forFounding and leading Viking Global Investors
Net worthUS$3.7 billion (January 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Diane Halvorsen

Ole Andreas Halvorsen (born 1961) is a Norwegian-born investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and a co-founder of the Connecticut-based hedge fund, Viking Global Investors.[3] Viking had $24 billion under management as of October, 2017.[4] Halvorsen has consistently ranked among the top earning hedge fund managers, placing 11th in Forbes' 2012 rankings and 9th in 2015, according to Institutional Investor's Alpha.[5][6][7]

Halvorsen is a protégé of hedge fund manager Julian Robertson.[8]

Early life and education[edit]

Halvorsen was born in Norway in 1961. He graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy and then served as a leader of a Norwegian SEAL team.[3]

Halvorsen attended Williams College, where he was a member of the ski team, and graduated in 1986 with a degree in economics. He went on to receive his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1990.[3] [9] At Stanford, he received the Alexander A. Robichek Student Achievement Award in Finance and was an Arjay Miller Scholar.[10] Halvorsen is now on Williams' Board of Trustees.[11]

Investment career[edit]

Halvorsen worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley after finishing his studies. Then he moved to Tiger Management Corp, where he was a senior managing director, as well as an analyst and director of equities, and a member of the management committee. He sat on Tiger's advisory board, and on the supervisory board of the firm's largest fund, Jaguar Fund N.V..[12]

In 1999, Halvorsen left Tiger to co-found Viking Global Investors, an investment firm managing in excess of $30 billion capital, of which he is currently the CEO, alongside David Ott and Brian Olson.[13][14] Halvorsen, Ott, and Olson are part of the group known as "Tiger Cubs," former employees of Julian Robertson's Tiger Management Corporation now working as hedge fund managers on their own.[15] Viking Global's main operations cover public equity and hedge funds on the international market.[16]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Diane Halvorsen, they have three children, and live in Darien, Connecticut.[1][17]

Halvorsen is on the board of trustees of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and the board of Williams College.[citation needed]

Previously, Halvorsen has been a trustee of Greenwich Academy, a board member of Right To Play USA, and sat on the advisory council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "#663 Andreas Halvorsen". Forbes. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "SMART MONEY PROFILE-Viking's Halvorsen a top tiger cub". Reuters. March 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Executive Profile: O. Andreas Halvorsen," Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  4. ^ Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Hedge Fund Will Return $8 Billion After CIO Departure Forbes, 2017
  5. ^ "Andreas Halvorsen, Rank: 11 (tie)," Forbes, March 1, 2012
  6. ^ "The Rich List," Institutional Investor's Alpha
  7. ^ "How The 10 Richest Hedge Fund Managers Got That Way," The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2008
  8. ^ "The Tiger and His Cubs," New York Times, July 30, 2012
  9. ^ Pressman, Aaron (March 1, 2010). "Viking's Halvorsen a Top Tiger Cub". Reuters.
  10. ^ "Global Conference 2011 Speaker: Andreas Halvorsen". www.milkeninstitute.org. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  11. ^ Office of the President: Board of Trustees, Williams.edu
  12. ^ "Andreas Halvorsen: Viking Global". Value Walk.
  13. ^ "Viking Global Investors", Street Insider. Accessed 29 OCtober 2105.
  14. ^ "Overview", Viking Global. Accessed 29 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Opalesque Exclusive: Julian Robertson reveals what makes a good hedge fund manager on Opalesque TV - Opalesque". www.opalesque.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  16. ^ "Company Overview of Viking Global Investors L.P.", Bloomberg. Accessed 29 October 2015.
  17. ^ "40 at 40 | Features | Spring 2014 | Williams Magazine". magazine.williams.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  18. ^ "Clark Art - Board of Trustees". www.clarkart.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-05.

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