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Harvard Picks Ex-Hedge Fund Manager, California Judge for Board

  • Timothy Barakett closed his firm, Atticus Capital, in 2010
  • Mariano-Florentino Cuellar is on California Supreme Court
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Harvard University selected former hedge fund manager Timothy Barakett and California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for its 13-member governing board.

Barakett closed his hedge fund, Atticus Capital LP, in the aftermath of the global financial panic in 2010. At its peak, the fund had $20 billion in assets. Since it shut he has been overseeing his family’s money at TRB Advisors. He played a prominent role in Harvard’s fundraising campaign that ended last year and is an alumnus of both the university and the business school, according to a press release Monday.