Larry Robbins (born 1969) is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the chief executive of Glenview Capital Management, a hedge fund with approximately $16.5 billion of assets under management as of December 2017.
|Born||1969 (age 49–50)|
|Residence||Alpine, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Education||B.S. University of Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||Investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist|
|Known for||Founding and managing Glenview Capital Management|
Owner of the Chicago Steel
|Net worth||US$2.3 billion (July 2018)|
Amy Towers (divorced)
Early life and educationEdit
Robbins grew up in a Jewish family in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He graduated with honors from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, where he received a B.S. in economics with concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing and a B.S in engineering, with a major in systems engineering. Robbins played hockey throughout college and was captain of the University of Pennsylvania club team for three years. Robbins became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991 in Illinois.
After graduation, Robbins worked at Gleacher & Company, a merger and advisory boutique in New York. He joined Leon Cooperman at Omega Advisors after three years at Gleacher. Robbins spent six years as an analyst and partner at Omega Advisors on their US equity long/short team. Robbins left Omega to start Glenview Capital Management in 2000, named after the suburban Chicago hockey area where he started playing hockey at age five. In 2012, he made a successful bet by investing in hospital companies that he thought would benefit from Obamacare. Unlike most hedge funds, Robbins is known for holding stocks for years and not employing stop-losses. From inception until June 2013, the fund averaged 15% returns of net of fees. Robbins is currently the firm’s CEO and portfolio manager.
Robbins has four sons, by his first wife Amy Towers, who he later divorced. In 2012, he married his second wife, Sarahmay Wesemael. He lives in Alpine, New Jersey. Robbins is the owner of the Chicago Steel of the USHL.
Wealth and philanthropyEdit
Robbins serves as chairman of the board for both the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) New York and Relay Graduate School of Education. He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Robin Hood Foundation and chairs the Education Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Teach For America (New York) and was an honoree at the 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner. Through their Robbins Family Foundation, Larry and his wife Sarahmay are active supporters of education reform both in New York City and across the US. In addition, Robbins is the Senior Chair of the Wall Street Division of the UJA-Federation and the recipient of the 2007 Young Leadership Award.
In 2014, Robbins reportedly earned $570 million (including his share of his firm's management and performance fees, cash compensation and stock and option awards).
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- New York Post: "A rebound for hedgie Robbins" By Kaja Whitehouse January 2, 2013
- Barrons: "Bullish on Obamacare, Hedge-fund star Larry Robbins has made a big bet on hospitals and is pushing them a little harder to buy back stock or make acquisitions. Why he's taking on HMA" By Erin E. Arvedlund July 27, 2013
- "Larry Robbins on HMA". Wall Street Oasis. June 30, 2013.
- New York Magazine: "Who Gets to Marry a Billionaire? Hedge-fund wives and where they come from" by Tim Murphy October 24, 2007
- New York Sun: "Out & About" By A.L. GORDON November 30, 2006
- New York Post: "Hedge giant weds" May 31, 2012
- "Why live in Alpine?". BergenCounty.com. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- Daily Mail: "Hedge-fund manager who built ice rink in his backyard is flying 100 friends to Nice for his wedding on private 767" By Rachel Quigley May 31, 2012
- North Jersey.com: "Ice rink in Cresskill residence cleared for construction after lawsuit dismissed" By DEENA YELLIN January 3, 2012
- "Larry Robbins". Robin Hood Foundation. November 22, 2013.
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- "Mediocrity Be Gone". Robin Hood Foundation. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- H. Kent Baker; Greg Filbeck (26 July 2017). Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance. Oxford University Press. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-0-19-060739-5.