Eric Vincent

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Eric Vincent
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Occupation President
Employer Sarissa Capital Management
Location New York City
LinkedIn Profile

Eric Vincent is president at Sarissa Capital Management. Previously, he was head of business development and investor relations at Mubadala Capital and was the chief executive officer of The Electrum Group LLC.

From 2004 through 2011, he was president of Ospraie Management, an investment firm focused on commodities and basic industries. At Ospraie, he was involved in the creation and capitalization of new investment products and negotiated strategic investments in the firm by Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse.

From 2007 through October 2009, Vincent served as the chairman of the Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association representing the U.S. hedge fund industry.[1][2]

In that role he served as an industry liaison to Office of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and Congressional representatives focused on regulatory oversight of the financial services industry.[3]

Background

In April of 2008, as chairman of the MFA, Vincent told Institutional Investor's Alpha Magazine that he wants hedge funds to take a more open approach to lawmakers.[4]

In a New York Times story posted Sept. 30 of 2009, MFA chief executive Richard H. Baker was quoted as saying that Vincent's "prescience in pulling together industry leaders and motivating them to get more involved in the legislative process has been a tremendous asset to the entire industry."[5]

During Vincent's tenure at Ospraie, the firm grew rapidly from $1 billion to over $9 billion under management. Also, Vincent helped the creation and capitalization of new investment products and negotiated key strategic investments in the firm by Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse.[6]

Prior to joining Ospraie, Vincent was chief operating officer at RHG Capital, L.P. Previously, he was a partner at Omega Advisors, Inc. Vincent began his career as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Vincent was previously a member of the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York.[7][8][9][10]

Education

Vincent holds a bachelor of arts degree from Williams College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School.

References

  1. Board of Directors. MFA.
  2. Eric Nelson Vincent J.D.. BloombergBusinessWeek.
  3. MFA Board Re-elects Chairman. MarketsMedia.
  4. Into The Light. Institutional Investor's Alpha Magazine.
  5. Funds Try to Ward Off New Regulations. The New York Times.
  6. Advisory Council. Gravitas.
  7. Global Markets Advisory Committee Members. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  8. CFTC, Toothless Regulator, Looks to Take a Bite Out of Derivatives. Huffington Post.
  9. Press Release. PCAOB.
  10. Judging. HFMWeek Online.