Lee Ainslie is the Managing Partner of Maverick Capital, a hedge fund company he founded at the age of 28 with $38 million seed capital from Sam Wyly. He is a well-known value investor and hedge fund manager who picks long positions in stocks with strong value and likes to hold them. He usually avoids investing in currencies, bonds, and commodities. He believes in traditional stock-picking strategies, investing only in equities and maintaining a balance of long and short positions. Ainslie is a protégé of the legendary investor Julian Robertson, having worked as Managing Director of Tiger Management for years.