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William Heard Named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 List

September 2, 2020
William Heard was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 List for 2020.  The list, which highlights influential people in the fields of finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics and media and entertainment, recognized Mr. Heard as an emerging leader in finance. The article is available here and the profile of Mr. Heard is available here.   Introducing Fortune’s all-new 40 Under 40 list—and how it’s different…

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Heard Capital Profiled in Emerging Manager Monthly

April 1, 2020
Heard Capital was profiled in the April 2 edition of Emerging Manager Monthly.   An excerpt of the article can be found below, and the full article is available here.   Listening Brings Heard Capital To New Opportunities Emerging Manager Monthly, April 2020   William Heard prefers to listen. That trait has greatly benefited him and his eponymous firm Heard Capital over the past nine years, not only from an investment standpoint, but…

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Heard Capital Hires Priya Kaftan as Head of Investor Relations and Product Strategy

July 31, 2019
Asset management firm Heard Capital LLC today announced that Priya Kaftan has joined the firm as its Head of Investor Relations and Product Strategy.     Ms. Kaftan most recently was a Senior Associate at Silver Point Capital, L.P., a credit and special situations hedge fund. From 2008 until her resignation earlier this year to join Heard Capital, Ms. Kaftan’s responsibilities included managing relationships with the firm’s…

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William Heard Named a 2019 "Hedge Fund Rising Star" by Institutional Investor

June 26, 2019
William Heard was named one of Insitutional Investor's "Hedge Fund Rising Stars" for 2019.     This year’s crop of Hedge Fund Rising Stars did not exactly take a common career path on their way to the industry.    They hail from areas as disparate as China, South Korea, Tanzania, and the inner city of Milwaukee. Most of them don’t hold Ivy League degrees. And though several of the Rising Stars currently…

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WeWork Executive Joel Steinhaus Joins Heard Capital’s Advisory Board, Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Stephen Granstrand Appointed Head Of Operations

February 27, 2019
Asset management firm Heard Capital LLC today announced that Joel Steinhaus, WeWork Companies Inc.’s Strategic Relationships Leader and Global Head of its Financial Services Practice, and former Chief of Staff to Citigroup Inc.’s Chairman of the Board, has joined Heard Capital’s Advisory Board. The firm also announced that former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president Stephen Granstrand has joined Heard Capital in a dedicated non-investment…

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Forbes: Inside The Steady Rise Of Hedge Fund Investor William Heard

December 13, 2018
For the $3 trillion hedge fund industry, this year is all but assured to be one of the worst on record. Big funds are shuttering on an almost weekly basis, and limited partners are tiring of investors who lagged the bull market but then failed to capitalize on recent bouts of volatility like the October selloff. For William Heard, a 36-year old Chicago-based manager, however, the current carnage is an opportunity many years in the making.  …

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Heard Capital Named as Nominee for Absolute Return's US Emerging Fund Management Awards

November 8, 2018
Heard Capital was named as one of six category nominees for Absolute Return’s US Emerging Fund Management Awards.  The awards aim to recognize excellence in risk-adjusted and absolute return performance among smaller and emerging manager US hedge funds across a variety of investment strategies, timeframes and asset sizes.   For more about Absolute Return’s US Emerging Fund Management Awards, please click…

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William Heard Receives NAIC's “Rising Star” Award

October 24, 2018
William Heard received the “Rising Star” award from the National Association of Investment Companies at its Annual Private Equity & Hedge Fund Conference. To read NAIC announcement, please click here.

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Detecting False Negatives: Data Driven Approach to Manager Due Diligence

November 30, 2017
Heard Capital LLC's Joe Lee and Novus' Brett Turenchalk released a report entitled "Detecting False Negatives: Data Driven Approach to Manager Due Diligence".    When it comes to evaluating investment managers, there is a tendency to settle for “one-size-fits-all” risk/return metrics. Returns, beta, correlation, and volatility don’t reveal the complete narrative, however, and an over dependence on these…

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Michael Warren Joins Heard Capital's Board of Advisors, Bringing Global Expertise, Reach to Firm

February 7, 2017
William Heard, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Heard Capital LLC, announced today that Michael Warren, Managing Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) in Washington, D.C., will join the Heard Capital LLC Board of Advisors. As ASG Managing Principal, Mr. Warren is chief executive of the global firm, responsible for overall strategic direction, growth and management.     “I’m honored by Michael’s…

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