You are here
Louis Bacon ’81
Chairman, Moore Capital Management, New York
Louis Bacon is founder, chairman, chief executive officer, and principal investment manager of Moore Capital Management, LP. Moore Capital, founded in 1989, is a private investment management firm that invests in the global financial markets and private equity markets.
Headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Washington, D.C., and London, Moore Capital provides investment management services to its institutional and high net worth clients through several privately offered funds, including two global diversified hedge funds, as well as funds that concentrate in the global fixed income and emerging market sectors.
Mr. Bacon is also the founder and chairman of the Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc. He established the foundation in 1992 to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on land and water conservation.
Prior to founding Moore Capital in 1989, Mr. Bacon was a senior vice president — futures at Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. He previously held positions at Walter N. Frank & Co., a NYSE specialist firm, and at Bankers Trust.
A native of North Carolina, Mr. Bacon earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and holds a BA in American literature from Middlebury College in Vermont, for which he serves as a trustee.
The Curl Ideas to wrap your mind around
As vice president and controller for Swann Galleries, Andrew Ansorge '76 wears many hats. Here, he talks about his presence in and intrigue with the New York art scene.Read More
Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow
New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firmsRead More
A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt
Market-based solutions to sovereign-debt crises have a high potential for chaos. A prime example: Argentina’s default.Read More
Can't Meet Anyone Online? It's Not All Your Fault.
Seeking a match online? Whether its a new job or a date, fewer choices may lead to better matches.Read More
To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One
Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlementsRead More
3 Steps to Board Membership
A board position brings prestige, influence, and power. Speakers at a recent Columbia Business School alumni event offered tips on getting a seat at the table.Read More
A New Look at Culture and Its Influence on Individuals and Organizations
New research from Columbia Business School professor introduces “Polyculturalism”Read More
Hershey Buys Jon Sebastiani’s Krave Jerky
In an agreement estimated to be worth $200–300 million, chocolate giant Hershey has acquired Krave, a company founded by Jon Sebastiani ’12 that makes all-natural, uniquely flavored meat jerky.Read More
Hello, Financial Sector? Earth Is Calling.
The director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University explains why it’s in financiers’ own best interest to combat climate change.Read More