A trio of hedge fund managers have secretly directed one of the largest pools of philanthropic capital for years, undetected by design.
A new investigation by Bloomberg News has revealed who the men are and the astounding sum they have committed to charity: more than $13 billion.
Andrew Shechtel, David Gelbaum and C. Frederick Taylor are co-founders of low-profile hedge fund firm TGS Management, which uses computer algorithms to invest, a so-called "quant" strategy. Gelbaum is now retired.
The men went to great lengths so that their support of human rights, the environment, and disease research remained anonymous, using a web of trusts and lawyers to hide their names.
All declined to comment to Bloomberg News.