Must-know: Lee Ainslie and Maverick Capital’s 1Q14 positions



Maverick Capital’s 1Q14 positions

Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital practices a long and short equity investment philosophy with a fundamental, bottom-up approach that emphasizes the quality of management teams. The fund’s portfolio decreased slightly from $7.73 billion to $7.14 billion in the first quarter. The notable trades during the quarter are outlined in the following table.


Maverick started new positions in Ashland Inc. (ASH), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CBST), and Ctrip.com International (CTRP). Top positions sold were eBay Inc. (EBAY) and Zoetis Inc. (ZTS). The top ten holdings of Maverick are outlined below.


The fund boosted its positions in Liberty Global (LBTYK), Ralph Lauren (RL), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) last quarter.

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