Kingdon Capital Management LLC is a Midtown Manhattan-based hedge-fund manager. It manages more than $5 billion in assets.
Born and bred New Yorker Mark Kingdon founded the firm in 1983. He launched it with $2 million after spending eight years at Century Capital Associates LLC, a boutique investment bank. Kingdon’s interest in finance started early. While in high school, he penned an investment newsletter. Kingdon began his career at AT&T’s pension-fund administration group. He practices martial arts and is a black belt.
Typical of many hedge-fund managers, Kingdon does not give any clues as to how to start a career there, but networking is one avenue to explore, so consider starting with your alumni connections. Kingdon founder Mark Kingdon is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Business School.