Robert Bishop founded Impala Asset Management in 2004. He is the managing principal of the firm in charge of the Impala, Waterbuck and Alpha funds. In 2002 and 2003, he was chief investment officer at Soros Fund Management, overseeing the Quantum Endowment Fund. As a principal at Maverick Capital from 1998 to 2002, he oversaw investments in basic industries, including manufacturing, commodities, transportation, energy and other cyclical industries. Bishop was a portfolio manager at Kingdon Capital from 1995 to 1998, where he specialized in cyclical stocks and commodities, and from 1992 to 1995, he was managing director of Tiger Management, also specializing in cyclical stocks and commodities.
From 1986 to 1992, Bishop was an equity analyst at Salomon Brothers, where he was recognized three times as a member of Institutional Investor's All American Team for his coverage of the packaging industry. He also covered paper and forest products and automobiles and tires. From 1980 to 1984, Bishop worked as a legislative assistant/director for Congressmen Toby Roth and Don Ritter. Bishop received an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in political science from Northwestern University.