Finance & Economics Faculty

John Griffin

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Finance and Economics

Office: 310 Uris
Phone: 212-854-7903
Fax: 212-854-7900

BS, University of Virginia, 1985; MBA, Stanford, 1990

Teaching and research interests: Professor Griffin is the president and founder of Blue Ridge Capital, a hedge fund company based in New York. From 1993 to 1996, he was president of Tiger Management, which he joined in 1987 after two years as a financial analyst in the merchant banking group of Morgan Stanley.

As an adjunct professor of finance at the Columbia Business School, he teaches the seminar in Advanced Investment Research. At the McIntire School of Commerce, Griffin taught Securities Analysis and Idea Generation via videoconferencing as a visiting professor. In the fall of 2001, he taught a seminar titled Practical Behavioral Finance to students from the McIntire School and Darden. Griffin serves as a member of the board of trustees of the McIntire School of Commerce.

In addition to his investment career, Griffin is the founder and chairman of, a not-for-profit organization that fosters mentoring relationships over the Internet. He is also the founder and chairman of the Blue Ridge Foundation, a group dedicated to improving education by making venture grants to start-up not-for-profit organizations. Griffin is a sponsor and mentor in the Student Sponsorship Program of New York as well as a patron and board member of Christ the King in the South Bronx. Griffith is a board member for the Tiger Foundation, which provides educational and social service grants in New York City and a member of the board of directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research. In addition, he is a trustee of Monticello.