Paulson & Co.'s Greenberg to Start New Hedge Fund Firm

Jan 29 2016 | 8:57pm ET

Paulson & Co. partner and sector head Samantha Greenberg is starting her own hedge fund firm that will pursue a long/short equity strategy.

Greenberg, a partner at John Paulson’s $16.2 billion investment management firm, reportedly left on Friday. She was the head of media, cable and consumer sector investments for the firm and concentrated on risk arbitrage, event-driven equity opportunities and credit/distressed investments, according to her profile on Paulson’s website. 

Prior to joining Paulson in 2009, Greenberg was an analyst in Goldman Sachs' Special Situations investment group and a long/short equity analyst for Chilton. 

The name of Greenberg’s new firm was not immediately available, nor was the timing of its launch. However, when established, she will be among the few women to lead her own firm in the alternative asset industry. Just 16 of the 50 women on 2015's Ernst & Young 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds were portfolio managers, according to Reuters, as opposed to investors, industry service providers, or in operational roles.

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