Bill Ackman on Investing, Leadership and Life

Bill Ackman on Investing, Leadership and Life

Published on Sep 22, 2016

A interview and Q&A with Billionaire hedge fund CEO Bill Ackman. In this interview Bill discusses his investing strategy and his winners and losers throughout his career. The interview also covers Bill’s early life and philanthropy.

Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
2:25 Why did you set up Gotham Partners?
4:22 What is Pershing Squares investment philosophy?
8:52 Learning from successes and failures?
19:35 Your leadership style?
24:36 Opportunities for investing outside North America?
26:31 If you worked in government, what would you do?
29:45 What are you trying to achieve with Herbalife?
40:02 What do you want the people you give scholarships too to achieve?
47:52 Influence of family on your life?
52:19 Start of Q&A
52:52 Activist only profit business in the short term, not the long term?
55:35 Reaction to 3G partnering with Berkshire Hathaway?
58:51 Greatest investor of our times?
1:00:51 Had you not failed, how would that affected you thought process?
1:04:33 Define a hedge fund, thoughts on insider trading?

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Interview Date: 29th October, 2013
Location:Saïd Business School
Event: Saïd Business School Distinguished Speaker Series
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