John Macfarlane '76 Teaches at H-SC

May 02, 2012

Macfarlane in ClassroomOn the evening of April 11, 2012, John G. Macfarlane '76 taught a Harvard Business School case study at the Spring Tiger Track for Banking & Finance event.

One of Hampden-Sydney College's most prominent alumni in the field of finance, Mr. Macfarlane graduated from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1979 and subsequently pursued a very successful career at Salomon Brothers. During a 1992 controversy at Salomon, Mr. Macfarlane worked alongside Warren Buffet and other prominent industry veterans to rebuild the firm's reputation and financial stability. Several years later Mr. Macfarlane joined Tudor Investments, one of the world's most successful hedge funds, as their Chief Operating Officer. He recently left Tudor to found a London-based, emerging market-focused hedge fund, Zafferano Capital LP.

Mr. Macfarlane taught an attentive class of nearly thirty Hampden-Sydney students and twenty faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. His Harvard Business School case focused on the decisions that he and his colleagues faced during the Salomon crisis of the early 1990s. It is the same case that he teaches on a regular basis at Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and it was taught in the same interactive format that is used in the Darden classrooms.

For more information about the Tiger Track for Banking & Finance at Hampden-Sydney College, please contact the Hampden-Sydney Career Development Office at 434-223-6106 or