Thursday, October 2, 2008

Know our people - Raj Rajaratnam


Raj Rajaratnam is the Founder and Managing General Partner of The Galleon Group. He is a SriLankan born Tamilian. The Galleon Group manages over $5 billion, making it one of the largest hedge funds in the world.Prior to founding Galleon, Mr. Rajaratnam was President and Chief Operating Officer of Needham & Company, an investment bank focused on the technology and healthcare industries.


He joined Needham in 1985 as an analyst in the electronics sector and became Managing Director of Investment Research in 1987. In 1989 he became Chief Operating Officer, and in 1991 was appointed President.Prior to joining the Needham & Company, Mr. Rajaratnam was a lending officer in the High Technology Group at Chase Manhattan Bank. He holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

5 comments:

Bhaskar said...

I guess he is in trouble today for insider trading. FBI was on his tail since 2007

David's Blog said...

Good for him. I still don't understand why companies and people who are doing great see the need to cheat. I guess it's because of wanton greed. I hope this man is thoroughly investigated, and if found guilty, be sent to prison just like Martha Stewart.

raj said...

It's not that they feel the need to cheat, it's how they get there in the first place, and then since they become wealthy, they just cheat bigger, and get caught eventually.

Anand said...

I agree with Raj. The need to cheat doesn't come up overnight. It is a person's attitude and outlook towards ethics. Just like it can be changed over time (to the positive), it can deteriorate. It's how one responds - there is choice at every step.

Dong said...

Is this in the public domain?