Tracking Overlap in Tiger Portfolios

Descendants of Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management have long been thought to travel in packs. New research shows the surprising extent to which that’s true.

It has become something of a sport to follow the exploits of hedge fund managers with ties to the legendary Julian Robertson Jr., founder of the New York–based hedge fund firm Tiger Management Corp.

And who can blame people for being fascinated with this group? Many of the descendants — who are called either Tiger Cubs, because they previously worked there; Tiger Grandcubs, because they previously worked for a Cub; or Tiger Seeds, because they got seeding capital from Robertson directly — have turned out to be...

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