C. Frederick ‘Fred’ Taylor

C. Frederick ‘Fred’ Taylor

Co-Founder, Partner, TGS Management

WHY: Founded quant hedge fund with partners David Gelbaum and Andrew Shechtel in 1989. Develops quantitative trading systems software. Founders have funneled billions to charity. Personally gives to human rights, education, Africa. Has been on Business Journal OC’s Wealthiest list with estimated wealth of $1B. Offices in Irvine and Princeton, N.J.

RECENT: Maintains ultra-low profile. Bought office in Irvine Spectrum earlier this year for $28M.

QUOTABLE: “As an employer, we are small, discreet, and highly selective,” company says on LinkedIn page.

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