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Dec 2 2011 | 9:07am ET
His ill-fated foray into hedge fund management is apparently no big deal for Peter Thiel.
The Clarium Capital Management founder, who made his money founding PayPal, netted more than $600 million for his latest venture capital fund. While Clarium has lost more than 90% of its assets in recent years thanks to a string of poor performances and investor redemptions, investors can't get enough of Thiel's Founders Fund.
That firm's fourth fund was heavily oversubscribed, taking in $625 million, more than its first three funds combined. Many of the newest fund's investors are veterans of Founders' earlier funds.
Thiel's latest VC fund will focus on education, robotics and consumer Internet companies, Founders said.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.