Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2003 (Revised October 2006)

Maverick Capital

by Andre F. Perold, Chris McIsaac and Marc Ricks


Maverick Capital, a $7 billion hedge fund, faced a number of long-term strategic questions, particularly the issue of growth. With all of its assets invested with one strategy, Maverick was already managing more capital in a dedicated approach than any hedge fund in the world. How much growth could Maverick sustain? If Maverick should grow, how should it do so, and how would this choice affect Maverick's investment approach? Should Maverick take bigger positions in companies? Should it add more stocks to the portfolio? Was it time to reconsider Maverick's net long exposure to the market?

Keywords: Assets; Capital; Stocks; Financial Strategy; Investment Funds; Investment Portfolio; Growth and Development Strategy;


Perold, Andre F., Chris McIsaac, and Marc Ricks. "Maverick Capital." Harvard Business School Case 204-013, December 2003. (Revised October 2006.)