Paul E. Singer is the founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York–based trading firm. Launched in 1977 with $1 million of capital, total assets under management for the Elliott funds have grown to approximately $35 billion today. Elliott also has affiliated offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The Wall Street Journal has recognized Elliott for its early forecasting of the systemic economic crisis of 2008. In his philanthropic activities, Mr. Singer has played a leadership role in supporting research and scholars in the areas of free-market economics, rule of law and transparency, health care delivery innovation, campus free speech, U.S. national security, and the future of Israel. Mr. Singer is also active in supporting LGBT equality efforts. Mr. Singer is co-founder of Start-Up Nation Central, an organization committed to solving global problems through deepening ties between Israel’s start-up ecosystem and the global innovation economy. He is president and treasurer of the Paul E. Singer Foundation. He serves on the boards of Harvard Medical School and of Commentary magazine. Mr. Singer is also chairman of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Mr. Singer is the 2018 recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and will be honored during a luncheon on Thursday, October 25.