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Onetime Hedge Fund Rising Star William Heard Hits New Milestone

“Heard Capital is closing the Founders Class for one of its funds after more than quadrupling its asset under management.” A onetime Hedge Fund Rising Star has found his stride with his long-only fund. William Heard’s Heard High Conviction Long Only Fund was up about 21 percent for the year through May after posting gains

“Active Listening” – William Heard | Novus Podcast

“When you’re focused on doing good research and when you haven’t anchored because of valuation to a buy or sell, the process is more fruitful because you’re learning. I think that’s the beauty of investing. It’s a constant discovery process.” Starting his own investment firm at a younger age than most, William Heard learned the

William Heard Included In Aspen Institute’s 2021 Predictions For Business & Society

William Heard, Founder and CEO of Heard Capital, shared his thoughts on the trends within business that he foresees as a result of the crises revealed in 2020 alongside other thought leaders. His contribution is as follows: Progress on racial justice will be determined by intentional and rigorous assessment 2020 brought a necessary awakening to

William Heard Named To Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List

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 profile of Mr. Heard is available here.

Heard Capital Profiled In Emerging Manager Monthly

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 Hires Priya Kaftan As Head Of Investor Relations And Product Strategy

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

William Heard Named A 2019 “Hedge Fund Rising Star” By Institutional Investor

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.

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

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

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

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

Heard Capital Named As Nominee For Absolute Return’s US Emerging Fund Management Awards

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

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