Joshua Friedman

Joshua S. Friedman

Joshua S. Friedman is Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Partners, LLC, a leading global alternative asset management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Canyon specializes in value-oriented investments for endowments, foundations, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors. Its investment strategies focus on distressed loans, corporate bonds, convertible bonds, securitized…

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Jeffrey N. Vinik

Jeffrey N. Vinik. Mr. Vinik serves as Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the Vinik Asset Management (the “Management Company”). He founded a predecessor to the Management Company (“VAM”) in 1996 and was its senior managing member. He wound down VAM in 2013 to focus on his ownership of the Tampa Bay…

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Jay Kahn

Jay Kahn is responsible for Light Street’s public and private investments globally in the Internet and media sectors. In addition to managing Light Street’s public investments in Internet and media, Jay has led or co-led many of Light Street’s private investments including Slack, Pinterest (IPO), Toast, ezCater, Uber (IPO), Lyft (IPO), Harry’s (acquired by Edgewell),…

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Arthur Young

Arthur Young is the Portfolio Manager and a Managing Partner of Tensile Capital Management, a firm he co-founded in San Francisco in 2012. He oversees the public equity investing process at Tensile and focuses on sourcing, researching and executing opportunistic value investments over a long-term horizon. With a focus on small and midcap companies, Arthur…

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Scott Rupp

Scott Rupp is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures based in San Francisco. An interactive entertainment entrepreneur, investor and operating executive for over 20 years, Scott is also a senior advisor to Modern Times Group, a global leader in games and eSports, regarding their VC fund, M&A efforts & US expansion. Scott held co-founder…

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Ron Suber

Ron Suber is the President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to Prosper. He wears many hats including entrepreneur, executive, sales, marketing, branding, mentor, student and coach. Ron acknowledges his success is from “Medium IQ, High EQ, High AQ (Adversity Quotient).” Ron’s background includes creating and executing successful strategies, raising debt and equity for fin-tech ventures, and…

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Bruce Heyman

Ambassador (ret) Bruce Heyman is the co-founder of Uncharted LLC, an organization that convenes and connects diverse groups of Americans and Canadians for impact. There, he works on projects involving philanthropy, storytelling, and political activism. He is also the co-author of The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty, an in-depth…

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Kevin Ulrich

Kevin Ulrich is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C, a firm he co-founded in New York in 2003. In his role as Senior Portfolio Manager, he is primarily responsible for overseeing the firm’s portfolio management, risk management, asset allocation, and investment decisions. During his time leading Anchorage, the…

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Hank Paulson

Hank Paulson is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, which aims to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investments in the US and China. He is also the co-chair of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group. Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, from…

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Brad Keywell

Brad Keywell is a lifelong entrepreneur and co-founder of seven technology companies, a venture capital investor, a curator of cultural and innovation platforms, and a philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of ​Uptake Technologies​, an Industrial AI software platform harnessing predictive analytics to deliver outcomes of increased productivity, reliability, safety, and cybersecurity to global…

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Philip C. Ordway

Philip C. Ordway is the Founder and Managing Principal of Anabatic Investment Partners, LLC, a concentrated, long-term investment partnership. Previously, Mr. Ordway was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC. Mr. Ordway graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Education and Social Policy, and he earned his M.B.A. from the…

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Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program which is focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services. Constance has invested in more than 70…

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Randall Rowe

Randall Rowe

Randy Rowe is Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC (“GCP”), a private equity real estate investment firm focused on niche real estate strategies. GCP currently has three active niche strategies: 1) near airport parking (“The Parking Spot”); 2) manufactured housing communities; and 3) active adult/independent living properties. Previously Mr. Rowe was a co-founder and Chairman…

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Jeremy Schiffman

Jeremy Schiffman

Jeremy Schiffman is a Managing Partner of Palestra Capital. Prior to founding Palestra, Mr. Schiffman was a partner at TPG-Axon Capital which he joined prior to launch in 2004. Previously, he was an investment professional with TPG Capital serving in its core private equity group since 2000. Prior to joining TPG Capital, Mr. Schiffman was…

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Mark-Lampert

Mark Lampert

Mr. Lampert is the founder and General Partner of BVF Partners L.P. (“BVF”), a San Francisco-based, private biotechnology investment firm established in 1993 that manages the Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. and related entities. Mr. Lampert has been active in the biotechnology industry since 1984, having served on the boards of directors of numerous public and…

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Vivian Lau

W. Vivian Lau is the Managing Partner and Founder of One Tusk Investment Partners. Prior to One Tusk, Vivian was the Senior Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Serengeti Asset Management until January 2015, where she joined as a Founding Partner in October 2008. Serengeti was an opportunistic, value-based investing platform that was founded in…

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Daniel O’Keefe

Daniel J. O’Keefe is a managing director of Artisan Partners and founding partner of the Global Value team. He is lead portfolio manager of the Artisan Global Value Strategy, which he has managed since the portfolio’s inception in July 2007. In addition, he is the portfolio co-manager of the Artisan Non-U.S. Value Strategy, which he…

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Christopher James

Thematic Growth and Global Long Alpha Strategies Mr. James is PFM’s Chief Investment Officer and Co-managing Partner. Previously, Mr. James was the Co-Founder of Andor Capital Management (2001-2004) where he was initially the Co-Portfolio Manager of the technology funds, and later the Portfolio Manager of the Andor Diversified Growth Fund. Prior to Andor’s inception, Mr….

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Vivien Azer

Vivien Azer

Vivien Azer is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the beverage, tobacco, and cannabis sectors. Ms. Azer is the first senior Wall Street analyst to cover the emerging cannabis sector, resulting in notable press coverage across periodicals such as The Economist, Barron’s and Forbes. Ms. Azer’s coverage of the tobacco sector earned…

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Seth-Singerman

Seth Singerman

Seth Singerman is the Founder and Managing Principal of Singerman Real Estate, LLC (“SRE”), an opportunistic real estate investment firm that has deep experience executing complex transactions and unlocking embedded value through the ownership of properties, real estate loans and operating companies. SRE focuses on maximizing risk-adjusted returns through investments in both debt and equity…

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Mathew Klody

Mathew T. Klody, CFA is the Founder and Managing Partner of MCN Capital Management LLC. MCN is a global, intrinsic value focused, long/short equity investment manager based in Oak Brook, IL. In addition to fundamental analysis, MCN employs an opportunistic, contrarian, behavioral based approach. At MCN, Mathew has developed an innovative approach to short selling,…

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Bart-Stephens

Bart Stephens

Bart Stephens is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in the blockchain technology sector and the first to raise a venture fund through an ICO. Bart Stephens is also a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Stephens Investment Management (SIM), a family owned and operated hedge fund…

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Arne Duncan

As managing partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers, and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24….

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Alec Litowitz

Mr. Alec Litowitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm. He also serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is co-head of the Investment Committee. Litowitz began his financial services career in corporate finance at JP Morgan in New York focusing on the Financial…

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Amos Meron

Amos Meron co-founded Empyrean Capital Partners in 2004. Mr. Meron has extensive experience spanning a 28-year investment management career overseeing a wide variety of investments in the special situations strategy. Prior to founding Empyrean, Mr. Meron was a Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a member of the Arbitrage and Proprietary Equity…

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Rajiv-Jain

Rajiv Jain

Rajiv is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of GQG Partners and also serves as the portfolio manager for all GQG Partners strategies. Mr. Jain joined GQG Partners in June 2016, with over 23 years of investment experience. Previously, Mr. Jain served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer (from July 2014) and Chief Investment Officer and…

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Jimmy-Levin

Jimmy Levin

Jimmy Levin is Co-Chief Investment Officer and Head of Global Credit for Oz Management and is a member of Oz Management’s Partner Management Committee. Mr. Levin is also an Executive Managing Director and a member of the Portfolio Committee. In his role as Co-Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Levin oversees the Firm’s investment portfolios including capital…

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Arthur Kaz

Mr. Arthur Kaz is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Greenbriar Asset Management, LP (“Greenbriar”) an SEC registered Hedge Fund based in Chicago. Greenbriar focuses on opportunistic investing throughout the capital structure with an emphasis on stressed/distressed credit, event-driven, and special situations. Mr. Kaz has over 20 years of professional experience…

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William Heard

William Heard is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Heard Capital LLC. Mr. Heard is a graduate of the Marquette University College of Business Administration with degrees in both Finance and Real Estate. Prior to starting Heard Capital LLC, Mr. Heard was a Special Situations Analyst for Stark Investments, a global alternative…

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Matt-Halbower

Matt Halbower

Matt is the Founder, CEO, CIO, and Portfolio Manager of Pentwater Capital Management. Matt’s experience in event driven investing comes from his years as a Portfolio Manager of event driven trading and distressed securities at Deephaven Capital Management, from his experience as the founder of the Deephaven Event Fund, and from his years of experience…

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Josh Wolfe

Josh co-founded Lux Capital to support scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time in order to lead us into a brighter future. The more ambitious the project, the better—like, say, creating matter from light. Josh is a Director at Shapeways, 3Scan, Lux Research and Kallyope and helped…

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Debra A. Cafaro

Debra A. Cafaro

Debra A. Cafaro is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company with an enterprise value of $37 billion that owns 1,300 healthcare and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom. Under Ms. Cafaro’s leadership, begun in 1999, Ventas’s market capitalization rose to $26…

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Ed-Garden

Ed Garden

Ed Garden is Chief Investment Officer and a Founding Partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”). Mr. Garden, along with Nelson Peltz and Peter May, founded Trian in November 2005. Trian invests in under-performing and undervalued public companies and looks to work constructively with the management and Board of Directors to create lasting shareholder value….

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John-Lykouretzos

John Lykouretzos

John T. Lykouretzos is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Hoplite Capital Management, L.P. Founded in 2003, Hoplite is a global, opportunistic equity long/short fund focused on delivering attractive absolute returns through deep fundamental research and individual security selection. Hoplite manages approximately $2.8bn on behalf of its clients which include public pension plans, corporate…

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Jon Gray

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan D. Gray is Global Head of Real Estate and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest real estate platform in the world with $94 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone’s portfolio…

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Leah Joy Zell

Leah Joy Zell

Leah Joy Zell is a nationally recognized expert in international investing, and a pioneer in the international small-cap category. She is the Founder and Lead Portfolio Manager of Lizard Investors LLC, an asset management firm that specializes in international small- to mid-cap equities. From 1992 to 2005, she was a co-founding partner and portfolio manager…

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John-Burbank

John Burbank

Mr. Burbank is the Founder, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Passport Capital. He oversees Passport’s investment activities and serves as Portfolio Manager of the firm’s flagship fund, Passport Global, as well as Passport Special Opportunities, Passport Long Short and Passport Liquid Long Short. Under Mr. Burbank’s leadership the firm has grown from US$800,000…

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David-Heller

David Heller

David Heller is the co-Founder and a Portfolio Manager at Cloud Gate Capital, a fundamental long/short equity firm largely focused on US market opportunities. Launched in October 2012, the strategy takes a theme-based approach to target less crowded investment opportunities and has an explicit emphasis on generating alpha in the short portfolio. In addition, the…

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Andy-Greenberg

Andy Greenberg

Andy Greenberg is the Managing Partner of Saker Management, LP, the investment manager for Saker Partners, LP, which was founded in 2013. Saker employs a fundamentally-based approach to event-driven investing in special situations and equity capital markets. He began his investing career at Citadel Investment Group, where he worked from 1996 to 2005 in risk…

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Jonathan Litt

Jonathan Litt

Jonathan Litt has over 22 years of experience as a global real estate strategist and an investor in both public real estate securities and direct property. Mr. Litt founded Land and Buildings in the summer of 2008 to take advantage of the opportunities uncovered by the global property bubble. Previously, Mr. Litt was Managing Director…

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Steven A. Tananbaum

Steven A. Tananbaum

Beginning in early 2000, Steve Tananbaum founded and was instrumental in the building of GoldenTree Asset Management into an organization which is known for its bottom up value investment process, focused on the credit markets. GoldenTree has produced strong competitive returns broadly across product lines since its inception. Also known for its partnership culture, GoldenTree…

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Soren Aandahl

Soren Aandahl

Soren Aandahl is the Director of Research for Glaucus Research Group, the California based activist short seller. Mr. Aandahl has made many media and journalism appearances including CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, and Financial Times. Before joining Glaucus Research, Soren practiced law as an attorney for Kirkland and Ellis from 2008 to…

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Andy Hall

Andy Hall

Andrew J. Hall is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Astenbeck Capital Management LLC. Mr. Hall has been with Astenbeck since its inception in 2010. From 1991 through 2014 Mr. Hall was Chairman and CEO of Phibro where he worked for 32 years. Prior to Phibro, Mr. Hall was employed by British Petroleum. Mr. Hall…

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Rupal J. Bhansali

Rupal is chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Ariel’s international and global equity strategies. In this capacity, she manages over $7 billion in portfolios for both institutional and retail clients. Her career and investment approach can be described in one word – “Unconventional”. Unlike most long-only managers, Rupal’s buyside career began over 20 years…

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James E. Flynn

James E. Flynn

Jim is the Managing Partner of Deerfield. He joined Deerfield in 2000, focusing on pharmaceutical companies and gradually assuming broader responsibility throughout the firm. In 2004 Jim began co- managing the firm with Deerfield’s founder, Arnold Snider. Upon Arnie’s retirement in 2005, Jim assumed his current role overseeing Deerfield’s investment activities as well as the…

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Nancy Prial

Nancy Prial

Nancy joined Essex in 2005. Prior to Essex, she spent six years at Burridge Growth Partners as Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer and four years at the Twentieth Century division of American Century Investors. She began her investment career in 1984 at Frontier Capital Management as a Fundamental Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Nancy…

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Tim Hurd

Tim Hurd

Tim Hurd is the President & CIO of BlueSpruce Investments, a Chicago-based long-biased hedge fund manager with approximately $375 million in assets under management that launched in July 2013. Prior to founding BlueSpruce, Tim spent over 16 years at Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, where he was the Managing Director in charge of Madison Dearborn’s Financial…

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Mike Wilkins

Mike Wilkins

Michael Wilkins co-founded Kingsford Capital Management in 2001. Kingsford is a short-biased investment firm based in Pt. Richmond, CA. Prior to starting Kingsford, Mr. Wilkins was a partner at West Highland Capital, where he was employed from 1995-2001. He has also worked for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in corporate finance. Wilkins graduated from Stanford University…

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Wally Weitz

Wally Weitz

Wally Weitz is the founder and president of Weitz Investment Management, Inc. A CFA charterholder, Wally is the portfolio manager of the Weitz Partners III Opportunity Fund and is co-portfolio manager of the Weitz Small/Mid-Cap Value (Hickory Fund), Large-Cap Value (Value Fund) and Multi-Cap Value (Partners Value Fund) strategies. After earning a BA in economics…

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Michael Sacks

Michael J. Sacks is chief executive officer of Chicago-based Grosvenor Capital Management. Grosvenor is a leader in the alternative investment industry, specializing in public and private markets solutions that span hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Grosvenor currently manages over $47 billion for a globally diverse client base. Mr. Sacks joined Grosvenor in…

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Mick McGuire

Mick McGuire

Mick McGuire is the Founder and Managing Partner of Marcato Capital Management. Based in San Francisco, Marcato manages a select number of passive and activist investments across all industries with a primary focus on opportunities in middle-market public equities. Mick has spent his entire career in private and public equity investing and holds an MBA…

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Jonathan Kolatch

Jonathan Kolatch

Mr. Kolatch founded Redwood Capital in August 2000. Prior to that, he worked for Goldman Sachs from 1982 to 1999. From 1997 through 1999, he was head of the Credit Arbitrage Group which was a proprietary trading group within the Fixed Income Department focusing on distressed securities, high yield bonds, leveraged loans and emerging market…

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Mason Hawkins

Mason Hawkins

Mason Hawkins is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., a $35 billion global investment management firm that employs a long-term, value approach to equity investing. Southeastern is the investment advisor to the Longleaf Partners family of mutual and UCITS funds, and also manages over 150 separate institutional accounts. Founded in 1975,…

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Nehal Chopra

Nehal Chopra

Nehal Chopra is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ratan Capital Management. Ratan seeks to identify mis-pricings in securities resulting from situations of corporate and structural change, including spin offs, transformational mergers, management change and bankruptcies. Prior to founding Ratan, Ms. Chopra managed a portfolio at Balyasny Asset Management, LP; where she focused on…

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Peter Zaldivar

Peter Zaldivar

Peter Zaldivar is a principal and co-founder of Kabouter Management, LLC, a Chicago based international equities firm. Kabouter specializes in under-researched and/or misunderstood international small caps that are best positioned to benefit from long term secular trends. Kabouter also seeks to add value in a number of ways, most often by helping companies emerge from…

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Stephen White

Stephen White

Stephen White is a principal and co-founding member of Castle Union LLC, a long/short hedge fund formed in 2012. The fund focuses on smaller distressed investments and other special situations that are prone to market inefficiencies. Immediately prior to co-founding Castle Union LLC, Mr. White was a portfolio manager at RMB Capital Management where he…

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Dinakar Singh

Dinakar Singh

Dinakar Singh is the founding partner of TPG- Axon Capital, a leading global investment firm. Through offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, TPG-Axon invests across global markets and asset classes. The firm was founded by Mr. Singh in late 2004, in partnership with Texas Pacific Group. He was previously a partner at…

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Rick-Rieder

Rick Rieder

Rick Rieder, Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, and Co-head of BlackRock’s Global Fixed Income platform, a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee and Chairman of the firm-wide BlackRock Investment Council. Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Rieder was President and Chief Executive Officer of R3 Capital Partners. He served…

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Steve Kuhn

Steve Kuhn

STEVE KUHN, PARTNER & HEAD OF FIXED INCOME TRADING. Steve is Head of Fixed Income Trading and is the lead Portfolio Manager for the Pine River Fixed Income Fund and Co-Portfolio Manager for the Pine River Liquid Mortgage Fund. Prior to joining Pine River in 2008, Steve was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at…

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Mark Kingdon

Mark Kingdon

Mark E. Kingdon is President and Founder of the Firm and a Member of the Executive Committee. He is also the Sector Head for Asia. Emerging Markets and Technology. Mark has 40 years of investment experience. Prior to founding Kingdon in April 1983, Mark worked for eight years at another investment firm, Century Capital Associates,…

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Jeffrey E. Gundlach

Jeffrey E. Gundlach

Mr. Gundlach is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of DoubleLine. He was formerly associated with TCW where he was Chief Investment Officer and head of fixed income activities. He is recognized as an expert in bond and fixed income investments. His investment strategies have been featured in leading publications including The New…

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Steve Eisman

Steve Eisman

Steven Eisman is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Emrys. Mr. Eisman has over 21 years of investing experience and has been a Portfolio Manager since 2004. Prior to founding Emrys, Mr. Eisman was a Partner and the Senior Portfolio Manager of the FrontPoint Financial Services Fund, which began operations in March 2004, and the…

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Ari Levy

Ari Levy

Ari Levy is the founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer of Lakeview Investment Group, a Chicago-based fundamentally driven long/short hedge fund formed in 2005 for the purpose of exploiting inefficiencies at the small and mid-end of the global equity capitalization spectrum. Prior to founding Lakeview, Mr. Levy served as a Vice President and Share Partner…

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Kelly Cardwell

Kelly Cardwell

Kelly Cardwell is the sole manager of Central Square Management LLC. The flagship Central Square Capital LP fund was formed in 2007 as a concentrated, value oriented long/short equity fund. In 2009 Mr. Cardwell was named one of Institutional Investor News’ Rising Stars of Hedge Funds. Previously, he worked at Fidelity Investments as both an…

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Jeff-Ubben

Jeffrey Ubben

JEFFREY W. UBBEN is a Founder, Managing Partner, and member of the Management Committee of Inclusive Capital Partners. Mr. Ubben is a retired Founder of ValueAct Capital, where he was Chief Executive Officer, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ubben also founded and serves as Portfolio Manager of the…

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Steven Romick

Steven Romick

Mr. Romick is Co-Managing partner of First Pacific Advisors, LLC, a Los Angeles-based investment manager with $19.2 Billion under management in equity, fixed income, and alternative strategies. Mr. Romick is a value investor with a proven ability to build strategies with an absolute return focus that have generated superior risk-adjusted returns over full market cycles….

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Nelson Peltz

Nelson Peltz

Nelson Peltz is Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian Partners”). Founded in November 2005 by Mr. Peltz, Peter May and Edward Garden, Trian Partners seeks to invest in undervalued and under-performing companies and to work closely with the management of those companies to enhance shareholder value through a…

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Alex Klabin

Alex Klabin

Alexander Klabin is Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Senator Investment Group, a New York-based registered investment adviser founded in 2008. Senator manages private investment funds that pursue credit and equity investments in both public and private securities. The firm manages more than $3.5 billion in assets on behalf of pension funds, endowments, foundations,…

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James Grant

James Grant, financial journalist and historian, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly journal of the investment markets. His new book, The Forgotten Depression, 1921: the Crash that Cured Itself, a history of America’s last governmentally unmedicated business-cycle downturn, won the 2015 Hayek Prize of the Manhattan Institute for Policy…

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Frank-Brosens

Frank Brosens

Frank Brosens is a co-founder of Taconic Capital Advisors, a multi-strategy firm principally focused on event investing with $7 billion in assets under management. He is primarily involved in management and risk control, and oversees Taconic’s investment activities. Mr. Brosens spent 15 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a general partner. While…

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Kyle Bass

Kyle Bass

Mr. Bass is the principal and managing partner of Hayman Capital Management L.P. Hayman Capital Management, formed in December 2005, serves as the investment manager to private funds focused on global event-driven, residential mortgage-backed securities and asymmetrically priced “tail” opportunities. Previously, Mr. Bass co-managed private funds with strategies focused on sub-prime credit. Mr. Bass is…

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Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, the private investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, energy infrastructure and securities trading. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust, the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S….

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Thomas A. Russo

Thomas A. Russo joined Gardner Russo & Gardner as a partner in 1989. Eugene Gardner, Thomas Russo and Eugene Gardner, Jr., as partners, each manage individual separate accounts and share investment approaches and strategies. In addition, Thomas Russo serves as General Partner to Semper Vic partnerships. Mr. Russo oversees $4 billion through separately managed accounts…

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Michael Milken

Mike Milken is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets, making them more democratic and dynamic. A Washington Post column said he “helped create the conditions for America’s explosion of wealth and creativity,” a process Business Week said “shook the defeatist Establishment out of its gloom.” Starting in 1969, he financed thousands of companies…

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Marc Lasry

Marc Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager with approximately $12 billion in assets under management specializing in distressed debt investing. Avenue, founded in 1995 and headquartered in New York City, has 11 offices around the world. Avenue’s core strategies focus on distressed and…

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John L. Keeley Jr.

John L. Keeley, Jr. founded Keeley Investment Corp., a FINRA Member broker-dealer, in 1976. Building on the success of Keeley Investment Corp., John founded Keeley Asset Management Corp., an SEC registered investment adviser, in 1982. KAMCO currently manages over $6 billion in assets, which are comprised of registered mutual funds, pension funds, private foundations and…

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Michael Elrad

Michael Elrad co-founded GEM in 1994 with Barry Malkin and Norm Geller. Michael, Barry and Norm continue to be the Senior Managing Partners of GEM Realty Capital and are responsible for formulating GEM’s corporate strategy. GEM Realty Capital is a Chicago-based real estate investment company that manages over $4 billion in assets and invests in…

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Leon Cooperman

Leon Cooperman

After 25 years of service, Lee retired from his positions as a General Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management at the end of 1991 in order to organize a private investment partnership, under the direction of Omega Advisors, Inc. At Goldman Sachs, Lee…

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Meredith Whitney

Meredith Whitney

Meredith Whitney is the CEO of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, LLC, a macro and strategy-driven investment research firm. Well followed for her core research, Ms. Whitney and her team also focus on a broad section of financials including large, small, and mid-size banks, brokers, independent commercial and consumer finance companies. Prior to founding Meredith Whitney…

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Doug Silverman

Doug Silverman

Doug Silverman is Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Senator Investment Group. Senator manages approximately $2.5 billion in assets with a focus on distressed, value, event, and special situation investments in credit and equity. Prior to founding Senator in February 2008, Mr. Silverman spent six years at York Capital Management where he was most…

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Larry Robbins

Larry Robbins

Larry Robbins is the Founder, Portfolio Manager and CEO of Glenview Capital Management. In its tenth year of operation, Glenview manages approximately $4.5B in assets across three hedge fund products. Prior to founding Glenview, Larry spent six years as an analyst and partner at Omega Advisors on their US equity long/short team. He joined Omega…

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David Herro

David Herro

David Herro is the Chief Investment Officer-International Equities at Harris Associates L.P. and serves as the Portfolio Manager of The Oakmark International Fund, The Oakmark International Small Cap Fund, and The Oakmark Global Select Fund. He was named Morningstar’s International-Stock Fund Manager of the Year for 2006; and International-Stock Fund Manager of the Decade for…

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Brian J. Feltzin

Brian J. Feltzin is the managing member of Sheffield Asset Management, L.L.C., a Chicago-based long/short equity manager that employs a disciplined investment process designed to identify materially mispriced stocks. Sheffield adheres to a deep-value, contrarian investment philosophy and conducts in-depth fundamental research, primarily on companies in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Prior to founding…

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Richard H. Driehaus

Richard H. Driehaus

Richard H. Driehaus, born and raised in Chicago, is a multi-faceted individual. His business success is enhanced by his many philanthropic efforts in Chicago and around the world. As founder of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, Mr. Driehaus is sole architect of its highly successful investment style. The firm is guided by his commitment to excellence,…

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William Browder

William Browder

William Browder is the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, a leading global asset management firm. After eleven years of investing exclusively in Russia, in April 2007 Mr. Browder launched Hermitage Global, a deep value public equity fund focusing on emerging and frontier markets. Mr. Browder is a leading shareholder rights activist and has…

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William Ackman

William Ackman is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., a SEC registered investment adviser founded in 2003. Pershing Square is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental value investor in long and occasionally short investments in the public markets. Prior to forming Pershing Square, Mr. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., LLC, an…

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Ricky Sandler

Ricky Sandler

As the CIO of Eminence, Ricky is responsible for managing the investment team and a diversified portfolio across all sectors of the market. Prior to launching Eminence in 1999, Ricky was co-founder and co-general partner of Fusion Capital Management, LLC. Prior to that he was a research analyst covering a wide range of industries and…

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N. David Samra

N. David Samra

N. David Samra is a managing director and founding partner of the Global Value team. He is lead portfolio manager of the Artisan Non-U.S. Value strategy, which he has managed since the portfolio’s inception on 1 July 2002. In addition, he is the portfolio co-manager of the Artisan Global Value strategy, which he has co-managed…

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John W. Rogers Jr.

John W. Rogers Jr.

John W. Rogers, Jr. is Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers six no-load mutual funds for individual investors and defined contribution plans as well as separately managed accounts for institutions and high net worth individuals. After working for 2½ years as a stockbroker…

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Barry Rosenstein

Barry Rosenstein is the founder and Managing Partner of JANA Partners LLC, an event driven hedge fund located in New York. JANA Partners applies a private equity style research approach to the public markets, focusing on companies with a compelling valuation and a catalyst to realize value. In addition to fundamental investing, JANA has a…

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Richard Perry

Richard has been CEO of Perry Capital since 1988. Prior to 1988, Richard was in the equity arbitrage area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He was also an adjunct associate professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he taught a course in the finance department. Richard serves on the board…

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Steve Mandel

Steve Mandel

Steve Mandel is the founder of Lone Pine Capital, a long/short and long-only equity money manager which he started in 1997. Prior to founding Lone Pine, Mr. Mandel was managing director and consumer analyst at Tiger Management Corporation (1990-1997), mass-market retailing analyst at Goldman, Sachs (1984-1990) and consultant at Mars and Company (1982-1984). Mr. Mandel…

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James Litinsky

James Litinsky

Jim Litinsky is the Founder and Managing Member of JHL Capital Group LLC, a fundamental, value-driven, opportunistic investment firm. JHL’s goal is to provide superior risk-adjusted returns in any market environment, with a strong focus on capital preservation. Prior to JHL, Jim was a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group…

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Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

In 1987, Ken Griffin, a then-19-year-old sophomore at Harvard University, started trading from his dorm room with a fax machine, a personal computer and a telephone. From this modest but ambitious beginning, Ken caught the attention of hedge fund pioneer and co-founder of Chicago-based Glenwood Partners, Frank Meyer, earning him the opportunity to establish what…

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David Einhorn

David Einhorn

David Einhorn is president of Greenlight Capital, Inc., which he co-founded in January 1996. Greenlight Capital is a value-oriented investment advisor whose goal is to achieve high absolute rates of return while minimizing the risk of capital loss. Greenlight’s investment philosophy is to combine the analytical discipline of determining fair value with a practical understanding…

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John A. Canning Jr.

John A. Canning Jr.

John A. Canning, Jr. is Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), which specializes in management buyout and special equity investing. MDP has raised investment funds with more than $18 billion in limited partner commitments from over 350 endowments, pension funds and other sophisticated investors. Prior to founding MDP in 1993, Mr. Canning spent 24…

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Dmitry Balyasny

Dmitry Balyasny

Dmitry Balyasny is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny Asset Management L.P (BAM), which was founded in December 2001. Dmitry is actively involved in daily firm investing, and chairs the Executive Committee. He began his trading career with Schonfeld Securities, LLC in 1994, has been an active investor in hedge funds since…

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell is a global, industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor. He has a long track record of turning around troubled companies and assets, leading industry consolidations, and bringing companies to the public markets. His current investments are in: energy, logistics, manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and real estate. Sam is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments, the private…

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