Dan Loeb is the Chief Executive Officer of Third Point LLC, an alternative asset management firm he established in 1995. As CEO, he oversees the firm’s research, risk management and portfolio management initiatives.
Daniel Loeb’s career in finance began at Warburg Pincus where he was an Associate in Private Equity. He then led corporate development at Island Records before joining Lafer Equity Investors as a risk arbitrage analyst. Daniel later became a Senior Vice President in the distressed debt unit of Jeffries LLC. Immediately prior to founding Third Point LLC, he was a Vice President at Citigroup where he traded high yield bonds.
Dan Loeb’s philanthropic activities include education reform, criminal justice reform, equal opportunity, international relations, medical research and the arts. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit think tank focused on international affairs.
In medical research philanthropy, a donation by Dan Loeb and his wife, Margaret Munzer Loeb, to the Mount Sinai Health System led to the establishment of the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s disease. The Center was created to commemorate Daniel Loeb’s father, Ronald, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease. The Ronald Loeb Center supports leading experts in Alzheimer’s, stem cell research, and genomics in their work to discover a cure for or ways to avoid the disease. A leading health advocate, Daniel also serves as a Trustee of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation.
Daniel Loeb studied at the University of California at Berkeley before transferring to Columbia University in New York City. He graduated from Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was the recipient of the school’s John Jay Award for his professional achievements.