Hedge-fund icon Stanley Druckenmiller is quitting the business after three decades, telling investors he’d been worn down by the stress of trying to maintain one of the best trading records in the industry while managing an “enormous amount of capital.”
Stanley Druckenmiller, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who returned an average of 30 percent a year from 1986 through 2010, said the long rally by commodities is over as China switches to consumption-led growth rather than investing in infrastructure.
Stanley Druckenmiller, who boasts one of the hedge-fund industry’s best long-term track records of the past three decades, said it would be a “big deal” for financial markets if the Federal Reserve were to completely end its asset purchases as outlined over the next 12 months.
Stanley Druckenmiller, one of the best-performing hedge-fund managers of the past three decades and an avid golfer, is among those who gave a total of $6.8 million to the Masters Tournament Foundation in 2011.
Stanley Druckenmiller is backing Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to bring about immigration reform in the U.S., becoming the first Wall Street veteran to contribute to the Facebook Inc. founder’s bipartisan advocacy group.