Paul Singer is the founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based trading firm.
Launched in 1977 with $1 million of capital, total assets under management for the Elliott funds have grown to over $34 billion today. Elliott also has affiliated offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The Wall Street Journal has recognized Elliott for its early forecasting of the systemic economic crisis of 2008. The New York Times has written that “of all the hedge fund managers on Wall Street, [Elliott] is one of the most revered.”
In his philanthropic activities, Mr. Singer has played a leadership role in supporting research and scholars in the areas of free-market economics, rule of law and transparency, health care delivery innovation, U.S. national security, and the future of Israel.
Mr. Singer is also active in supporting LGBT equality efforts. According to The New York Times, he was “instrumental in the successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.”
Mr. Singer is co-founder of Start-Up Nation Central, an organization committed to solving global problems through deepening ties between Israel’s start-up ecosystem and the global innovation economy. He is on the boards of Harvard Medical School and of Commentary Magazine. Mr. Singer is also chairman of The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.