Henry Swieca joins Columbia Business School board of overseers

By Josh Friedlander

Wed Mar 5, 2014

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The Highbridge co-founder joins Art Samberg, Louis Bacon, Lee Cooperman, David Greenspan, Philippe Jabre and William von Mueffling, among notable hedge fund managers, in advising the school.


  Henry Swieca
   Henry Swieca
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Henry Swieca has been appointed to the board of overseers of Columbia Business School, from which he graduated in 1983.

As a member of the 100+ strong advisory body, the co-founder of hedge fund firm Highbridge Capital Management will find himself among several hedge fund luminaries, including Art Samberg (who is co-chair of the board), Louis Bacon, Lee Cooperman, David Greenspan, Philippe Jabre and William von Mueffling.

"It is an honor to have the opportunity to give back to an institution that is helping to train new generations of business leaders," Swieca said, according to a statement announcing the appointment. "Columbia Business School provided me with the foundational knowledge I needed to achieve professional success, and I have carried the lessons I learned in the classroom with me through all of my business ventures. I look forward to working with the School’s administration, faculty, students, and alumni to ensure that Columbia continues to be a global leader in management education."

Swieca, who grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan, founded Highbridge in 1992 with his childhood friend Glenn Dubin. The firm was sold to JPMorgan in 2004. Swieca left the firm at the end of 2009, and formed Talpion Fund Management. Initially, Talpion raised outside capital for a hedge fund, but the firm later returned investor money and turned into a family office, with at least a couple of its employees starting their own funds.

See also: Swieca moves on from Highbridge | Highbridge co-founder Henry Swieca is staffing up for hedge fund launch | Talpion to ramp up marketing | Talpion and Stark vet Will Graves plans new TMT fund | Columbia Business School Board of Overseers

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H