Julius Gaudio, managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co. and a member of the executive committee of D. E. Shaw & Co. LP and D. E. Shaw & Co. LLC, jointly supervises the company's worldwide asset management businesses. In addition, Gaudio is a member of the firm's risk committee, which is responsible for firmwide risk management and capital allocation, and he has oversight responsibility for the D. E. Shaw group's financing activities.
He joined the D. E. Shaw group in 1993 and has been engaged in the formation, trading and management of a number of investment strategies operated by the company. Gaudio oversees certain businesses focused on the Asia-Pacific and European regions and is ultimately responsible for the firm's global corporate credit, convertible, asset-backed securities and special situations investment activities.
Gaudio earned his AB in honors economics at Harvard University in 1993, graduating magna cum laude, and was awarded a John Harvard Scholarship for academic distinction, with coursework focusing on international monetary economics. He is a member of the board of directors of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit organization seeking innovative solutions to the problems of global poverty.