Porter Collins
Personal information
Birth nameAtwood Peter Collins
Born (1975-06-27) June 27, 1975 (age 48)
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  United States
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Tampere M4+
Gold medal – first place 1998 Cologne M8+
Gold medal – first place 1999 St. Catharines M8+

Atwood Peter Collins, known as Porter Collins (born June 27, 1975 in New York City, New York), is an American rower.[1] He finished 5th in the men's eight at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics. He is also a three time world Champion in 1995, 1998 and 1999.

Collins worked as an analyst for the Morgan Stanley-owned hedge fund FrontPoint Partners during the United States housing bubble in the 2000s. FrontPoint, along with Collins and his colleagues including Steve Eisman, were the subject of Michael Lewis's book The Big Short due to the fund having correctly predicted the market crash in 2008.[2][3] He was portrayed by Hamish Linklater in the film The Big Short, which was based on Lewis's book.[4]

After leaving FrontPoint, Collins co-founded Seawolf Capital, a hedge fund, with Vincent Daniel, his former FrontPoint colleague.[5] He also managed a portfolio for Citadel until 2019.[6]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Porter Collins". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Lewis, Michael (2010). The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. England: Penguin Books. ISBN 9781846142574.
  3. ^ Jessica Pressler (November 30, 2015). "The Ultimate Feel-Furious Movie About Wall Street". Vulture. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  4. ^ "Hamish Linklater". IMDb.
  5. ^ Bradley Saacks (March 18, 2010). "2 portfolio managers featured in 'The Big Short' are set to join the new hedge fund being set up by Steve Cohen's former right-hand man". Business Insider. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  6. ^ Bradley Saacks (March 11, 2019). "A bunch of hedge fund managers featured in 'The Big Short' are among the casualties of Citadel's most recent cuts". Business Insider. Retrieved April 27, 2021.