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LSE Director's Dialogue

Public Lecture

Howard Davies is director of LSE. Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the single regulator for the UK financial sector, which was created under his leadership from nine separate regulatory agencies. From 1995-1997 he was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. His latest book is Banking on the Future: the fall and rise of central banking, written with David Green.

John Paulson is the president and portfolio manager of Paulson & Co. Inc ("Paulson"). Paulson is an SEC-registered investment management company specializing in global merger, event arbitrage and credit strategies. The firm was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in New York with offices in London and Hong Kong.

Paulson was ranked by Absolute Return Magazine as of the beginning of 2009 as the 3rd largest hedge fund in the world managing approximately $31bb in merger, event and distressed strategies. In 2007 Paulson won the Arbitrage Fund of the Year, Best New Fund of the Year and Management Firm of the Year award by Absolute Return. In 2008 Paulson won the Event Driven Fund of the Year, Distressed Securities of the Year and for the second time, Management Firm of the Year, as well as the Hedge Fund Leader Award by Euromoney and the Hedge Fund Leader of the Year by Alternative Investment News. In 2009, Paulson won, for the third time, the Management Firm of the Year award by Absolute Return and the Hedge Fund Manager of the Year award by Foundation & Endowment Money Management .

Mr Paulson received his Masters of Business Administration with high distinction, as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School in 1980. He graduated summa cum laude in Finance from New York University’s College of Business and Public Administration in 1978. Prior to forming Paulson in 1994, John was a general partner of Gruss Partners and a managing director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns.

John serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University; Board of Trustees of the Spence School; the Deans Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School; the Board of Directors of the 92nd Street Y; the Chairman’s Circle of the Central Park Conservancy; and the Chairman’s Circle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Chair: Howard Davies | talks
John Paulson | talks


Date and Time:

23 June 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Additional Information:

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from 10.00am on Tuesday 15 June.

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LSE students are able to collect one ticket from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building from 10.00am on Tuesday 15 June.

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