John Paulson Launching a Gold Fund with $250M of his Personal Fortune

Paulson is launching a new pure-play gold-focused hedge fund with $250 million of his $6 billion personal fortune. The current president of Paulson & Co is already famous for earning $3.7 billion on the subprime meltdown.

Some question his timing, and why he’d begin a fund right now given that the precious metal is at all time highs well over $1,100. He, however, must be confident given that his own money is at stake on this new yellow wager. Paulson has a consistent record of buying assets at low valuations, so presumably he believes that gold’s also undervalued right now.

The fund will invest in both miners and other assets tied to the price of gold, and he has experience in the sector. He already has about $3 billion of Paulson & Co’s money under management invested in gold-related assets.

More details are available from the Telegraph in its coverage of John Paulson’s new gold fund.

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