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Portrait de William Ackman
Birthday : 11/30/1965
Place of birth : New York - United States
Public asset : 111,937,095 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : Howard Hughes Corp

Summary 
Mr. William A. Ackman is a Chairman at The Howard Hughes Corp., a Chief Executive Officer at Pershing Square Capital Management LP, a Member of Deans Advisory Board at Harvard University and a Principal at Pershing Square International Ltd.

He is on the Board of Directors at Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Pershing Square Foundation and The Rockefeller University.

Prior to forming the Adviser, Mr. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., LLC, an investment adviser that managed public and private equity hedge fund portfolios. Prior to Gotham Partners, he began his career in real estate investment banking at Ackman Brothers & Singer, Inc.

Mr. Ackman received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College.


Current positions of William Ackman 
NameTitle Since
Howard Hughes Corp
(Real Estate Development & Operations)
Chairman 2010
Pershing Square Capital Management LP Chief Executive Officer 2003
The Rockefeller University Trustee -
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Director -
Pershing Square Foundation Trustee -
Pershing Square International Ltd. Principal -
Harvard University Member of Deans Advisory Board -


Holdings of William Ackman 
NameEquities%Valuation
Pershing Square Holdings (PSH)
Closed End Funds
8,650,4713.99%111,937,095 USD
Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR)
Restaurants & Bars
00.0000%0 USD


William Ackman : Personal Network 


Biography of William Ackman 
William (Bill) Ackman is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, an American hedge fund that holds shares in Wendy’s International and McDonald’s Corporation. As well it has interest in Target Corp., the second largest discount company in US.

Graduated at Harvard College, he holds also an MBA from Harvard Business School. He began his career working for his father in the real estate, and in 1993 he founded Gotham Partners Management Co. This investment company encounters some troubles including legal problems that will lead to its dissolution in 2003.

In 2004, William Ackman comes back on the financial stage. He has created Pershing Square Capital, and he showed a lot of activism buying massive share in the lowest price for resale in two years maximum. A short-term strategy often criticized by the US Medias. His different attacks against FSA, American division of Dexia, and also against MBIA and Ambac, that it forecast the collapse, earned him a strong enmity in financial world.

In 2007, William Ackman took a share up to 5 millions of dollar (3,5%) in Sears Holdings, third group in distribution sector in US, behind Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

Pershing Square Capital Management manages approximately 2.4 billion of dollar of which 40% was invested in shares of McDonald.
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