News & Updates

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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William Heard presents at Invest for Kids Conference

October 26, 2016
William Heard presented at the annual Invest for Kids conference in Chicago.  The conference has raised over $10 million for Chicago children's charities over the past eight years.   An overview of Invest for Kids, and the 2016 conference can be found here.  A summary of Mr. Heard's comments can be found here.

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William Heard Invited to Speak at Invest for Kids

October 11, 2016
William Heard, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Heard Capital LLC, is scheduled to speak at the 8th annual Invest For Kids, a prominent annual investment conference that doubles as a fundraiser for Chicago’s underprivileged youth. Heard, who runs an asset management firm of the same name, was invited to speak to Invest For Kids’ audience alongside some of the most recognizable names in the financial and equity industries.…

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