William A. Ackman

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William Ackman is the CEO and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, an investment advisory firm founded in 2003 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pershing Square is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental value investor in long and occasionally short investments in the public markets, typically focusing on large- and mid-cap companies.

Prior to forming Pershing Square, Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management, an investment advisor that managed public and private-equity hedge fund portfolios. Prior to Gotham Partners, Ackman began his career in real estate investment banking at Ackman Brothers & Singer. Ackman received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor of arts magna cum laude from Harvard College.

His board memberships include chairman of The Howard Hughes Corporation, J.C. Penney, Justice Holdings Limited and the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Harvard Business School, as well as a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Pershing Square Foundation, a charitable foundation he founded in 2007.

Previous Years

  • CNBC and Institutional Investor hosted the 7th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 12, 2017.

  • Delivering Alpha 2017 stage, signage

    Meet the 2017 advisory board of Delivering Alpha, which takes place on September 12, 2017 at The Pierre in New York City.

  • The stage at Delivering Alpha 2016 in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.

    CNBC and Institutional Investor hosted the 6th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 13, 2016.


CNBC and Institutional Investor are pleased to host the 8th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City on July 18, 2018. Please take note of the new month for 2018. Delivering Alpha continues to be an incomparable who’s who of the investor community with leading asset manager and institutional investors offering candid views along with illustrious political and economic commentators appearing in short segments moderated by CNBC talent and II editors.

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