This is the Norwalk, CT oceanfront estate owned by Jonathan T. Dawson. Mr. Dawson was the Chairman of the Board of Dawson-Samberg Capital Mgmt., a hedge fund that was based in Westport, CT. Prior to starting this fund, Jonathan T. Dawson was a growth-stock specialist based in Connecticut.
He is current the head of Dawson Capital Management (formerly known as Dawson-Herman Capital Management), which is a Connecticut-based investment firm that was co-founded by Jonathan Dawson and Russell Herman in 1981. Mr. Dawson and Mr. Herman split at the end of 2009 after major losses Southport Millennium II fund suffered in 2008. Dawson Capital Management is a fundamental research-driven company that typically invests in communications, technology, media, consumer, healthcare, and energy sectors and growth stocks. Mr. Dawson is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1966), Stanford University (MBA, 1968) and Fordham University (JD, 1974).
The hedge fund was founded 1986 by Arthur J. Samberg and Jonathan T. Dawson. Their partnership was dissolved in 1998, at which point Samberg founded Pequot Capital Management with $3.5B under management. Pequot's funds swelled to $15B during the tech bubble, and half was spun off as Andor Capital Management in 2001. Pequot had around $7.3B under management in 2007. Folded amidst an SEC insider trading investigation in 2009
This home was built in 1999 and has 6,000 square feet of living space. The home has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The current appraised value of the property, which consists of 148 feet of direct waterfront access, is $5,458,428. The value of the property makes it one of the most expensive homes in the town of Norwalk, CT.