Paul Singer

Paul Singer

Formal First Name
8/22/1944 - present

Paul Singer is the Founder, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Elliott Investment Management, a hedge fund company headquartered in New York City. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Management, Risk, and Valuation Committees. He is a hedge fund magnate and activist investor best known for his prominent and combative dealmaking. He is a strong opponent of raising taxes for the wealthiest 1% of taxpayers and opposes aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Academic History

  • The Independent has described him as "a pioneer in the business of buying up sovereign bonds on the cheap, and then going after countries for unpaid debts."
  • Fortune magazine described him as one of the "smartest and toughest money managers" in the hedge fund industry.
  • A number of sources have branded him a "vulture capitalist", largely on account of his role at EMC, which has been called a vulture fund.
  • In 1996, he began using the strategy of purchasing sovereign debt from nations in or near default, such as Argentina, and Peru.
  • His practice of purchasing distressed debt from companies and sovereign states and pursuing full payment through the courts has led to criticism.
  • He has provided funding to the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
  • His philanthropic activities include financial support for LGBTQ rights.