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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

Ricky founded Eminence Capital in 1999. Today, Eminence is a ~$7.2B global investment management organization. As CEO and CIO of Eminence, Ricky is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic direction as well as directly managing its 20+ person investment team and diversified investment portfolio. Prior to launching Eminence, Ricky was co-founder and co- general partner…

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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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