Viking Global Investors
In its latest 13F filing, Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors disclosed new positions. The size of the portfolio increased to $23.8 billion in 1Q 2014 from $21 billion in 4Q 2013. The notable positions traded during the quarter are outlined in the table below.
Viking Global Investors initiated new positions in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), and Workday (WDAY). The fund sold positions in Danaher Corp. (DHR) and Walt Disney (DIS). Notable position increases included Illumina (ILMN) and Walgreens (WAG).
Halvorsen is a Tiger Cub, having previously worked at legendary investor Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management. The firm follows a global long-short equity strategy. It conducts fundamental research-intensive stock selection across all industries and uses a bottom-up approach in analyzing stocks. Rather than undertaking analysis to explain past performance, Viking Global Investors analyzes its existing portfolio to anticipate future performance.