Julian Robertson and his wife, Josie, founded the Robertson Foundation in 1996 to focus on high-impact grants in education, the environment, and medical research. Major initiatives include public education reform in New York City, leadership-based scholarship programs at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, programs that combat climate change, and medical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller University, and several stem cell institutes.
Mr. Robertson enjoyed a lengthy career at Kidder Peabody prior to cofounding Tiger Management in 1980. From an initial capital base of eight million dollars, Robertson grew Tiger into one of the world’s largest hedge funds with capital of over $23 billion. Tiger was the training ground for a generation of “Tiger Cubs,” analysts and portfolio managers who would go on to become some of the industry’s most successful hedge fund managers. Today Tiger Management seeds independent hedge funds run by high-achieving young managers.
Mr. Robertson serves on the boards of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, iMentor, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is on the Leadership Council of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, and is a trustee emeritus of Rockefeller University and a life trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society.