David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital visited the Oxford Union in 2017 to engage in a question-and-answer session with students at Oxford University.
David Einhorn is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder and president of Greenlight Capital, a “long-short value-oriented hedge fund.” Born in New Jersey, Einhorn graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and moved to Westchester, New York to start his fund. He started his fund in 1996 with $900,000 and generated 16.5% annualized return for investors from 1996 to 2016. As of 2017, Greenlight Capital had US$9.27 billion in assets under management. He has received extensive coverage in the financial press for his fund’s performance, his investing strategy and his positions.
For a case study of David Einhorn’s battles as a short seller, read his book, Fooling Some of the People All of the Time.