Henry A. Swieca ’83

Henry A. Swieca

Founder, Talpion Fund Management LP, New York

Henry Swieca is the founder of Talpion Fund Management, a New York-based family office. Prior to launching Talpion in 2010, Mr. Swieca co-founded the global alternative investment management firm Highbridge Capital Management in 1992 with his childhood friend Glenn Dubin. He served as the firm’s chief investment officer from inception to its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase in 2009. As Highbridge CIO, he guided the firm through multiple market cycles as it achieved one of the best risk-adjusted returns in the hedge fund industry.

Mr. Swieca began his career in 1980 at Merrill Lynch & Co. as a registered representative. In 1982, he was one of the original floor traders at the New York Futures Exchange, where he traded equity index options. In 1984, while at E.F. Hutton & Co., he co-founded Dubin & Swieca Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm that preceded Highbridge Capital. Over the course of his career, Mr. Swieca has held senior-level positions at various financial services firms, including serving as advisor to institutional investors at Dillon Read and as senior vice president specializing in asset allocation and portfolio management at E.F. Hutton.

A child of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Swieca grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. In addition to his MBA from Columbia Business School, he holds a BA from Stony Brook University. Mr. Swieca is involved in and supports numerous civic and religious organizations in the United States and abroad, including the American-Israel Education Foundation, The Frisch School, and the National World War II Museum, among many others. Mr. Swieca and his wife, Estee, live in New York City with their four children.