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Stephen Weiss

Founder and Managing Partner, Short Hills Capital Partners

Stephen Weiss is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Short Hills Capital Partners LLC, an alternatives investment fund manager.

SHCP is a multi-faceted activist fund that primarily invests in the shares of companies being acquired for less than fair value generating return either through negotiation or litigation. The fund will also invest in undervalued securities possessing a discernible catalyst to close the valuation disparity.

Additionally, Steve is the founder of Weiss Advisory Partners LLC, a corporate governance consultancy that developed and is driving the adoption of an independent shareholder monitor as standard practice for Boards considering a change of control transaction.

A former tax attorney, Steve has been in the investment industry for three decades and has cultivated strong relationships with many of the most respected asset managers. He has held senior management positions at Salomon Brothers, SAC Capital (now Point 72),and Lehman Brothers. Additionally, Steve was Co-Founder and CIO of MSW Asset Management, a long/short equity fund.

Steve is the author of three books:"The Billion Dollar Mistake: Learning the Art of Investing through the Missteps of Legendary Investors," "The Big Win: Learning From the Legends to Become a More Successful Investor," and "UNHEDGED: A Killing in the Market" (a novel). He has been a Visiting Teaching Fellow at UNC's graduate business school, Kenan-Flagler for a course that is based on the subject matter from The Billion Dollar Mistake. Steve is also an accomplished keynote speaker. He has been a member of The Halftime Report since the inception of the show.

Stephen has a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

What does Stephen Weiss do when he's not investing? Here's a look in our Halftime Report "Trade Off."

Follow Stephen on Twitter: @stephenLweiss

Disclosures as of 7/18/19:

Long stock: Agree Realty Corporation, Alibaba Group Holding, Alphabet Inc, Amazon, Apple, Axalta Coating Systems, Boeing, Crown Castle International, Illumina, Microsoft, Pacific Biosciences of California, Skyworks Solutions Inc, SPDR S&P Biotech, Target, United Continental Holdings, United Rentals, Vaneck Vectors/Semiconductor ETF, Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Visa, Vonage Holdings, Zai Lab Ltd, Zogenix.

Short AAPL puts, MSFT puts.