Bruce R. Berkowitz

Founder at Fairholme Capital Management LLC

Bruce R. Berkowitz

Bruce R. Berkowitz

Founder at Fairholme Capital Management LLC

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Fairholme Capital Management LLC

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Primary Location

Coral Gables, FL, United States

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1959

Age

61

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Chief Executive Partner at (The) Jordan Company

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Senior Chairman at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Co-Founder at (The) Jordan Company

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Former Partner at KPMG LLP

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Partner at (The) Jordan Company

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President at The Fairholme Foundation

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President at Olympus Re Insurance Co. Ltd.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at The St. Joe Co.

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Director of Research at Acadian Asset Management LLC

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Director at MTBC, Inc.

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Bruce R. Berkowitz
Founder at Fairholme Capital Management LLC
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Career History
Founder
1997 - Current

Fairholme Capital Management uses bottom-up fundamental analysis in formulating investment advice and managing client assets. They focus on identifying attractive characteristics of companies including high free cash flow yields in relation to market values and risk-free rates; sensible capital allocation policies; strong competitive positions; solid balance sheets; stress-tested owners/managers; participation in stressed industries having reasonable prospects for recovery; potential for long-term growth; significant tangible assets in relation to enterprise values; high returns on invested equity and capital; and the production of essential services and products. In implementing their overall investment objective and strategies, Fairholme employs the following investment strategies: Focused Portfolio/Non-diversification; Buy and Hold, Equity; Fixed-Income; Distressed/Special Situations; Fundamental Value and Leverage. They may also may employ strategies involving investments in illiquid, restricted securities and strategies utilizing margin, short sales or options and derivatives.

Manager
Current

Part of Gables Investment Partnership LLLP, Fairholme Holdings LLC is an American company located in Miami, FL, that functions as investment holding company.

Managing Director
1993 - 1997

Smith Barney, Inc. is a broker/dealer located in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Citigroup Global Markets Holdings, Inc. and their ultimate parent is Citigroup, Inc. The firm provides an array of trading and execution services for their clients. They do not provide any internal research

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

TAL International Container Corp. buys, sells, and leases maritime shipping containers. The firm's products used shipping containers, new containers, used containers chassis, refrigerated shipping containers, IMO tanks, and open tops and flat racks. The company is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Director
2008 - 2009

AmeriCredit Corp. is independent automobile finance company that provides financing solutions indirectly through auto dealers across the United States. It purchases auto finance contracts for new and used vehicles purchased by consumers from franchised and select independent automobile dealerships network. The company services its loan portfolio at regional centers using automated loan servicing and collection systems. The company's use of technology and risk management tools provides the flexibility needed for long-term portfolio performance and increased customer service efforts. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas

Director
2004 - 2009

TAL International is one of the world's oldest and largest lessors of intermodal freight containers. We were founded in 1963 soon after the development of containerized trade, and today we serve virtually every major shipping line in the world. We operate our business through 17 offices in 11 countries and approximately 230 third party container depot facilities in 40 countries. Our fleet includes approximately 2 million TEU of dry containers, refrigerated containers, tank containers, open tops, flat racks, chassis, generator sets and palletwide containers, making TAL one of the largest container leasing companies in the world. We lease five types of equipment: Dry Freight Containers - Used for general cargo such as manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics and apparel Refrigerated Containers - Used for perishable items such as fresh and frozen food Special Containers - Used for heavy and oversized cargo such as marble slabs, building products and machinery Tank Containers - Used to transport bulk liquid products such as chemicals Chassis - Used for the transportation of containers domestically Our in-house equipment sales group manages the sale process for our used containers and chassis from our equipment leasing fleet and buys and sells used and new containers and chassis acquired from third parties We offer our customers a variety of leasing options designed to help them manage uncertain cargo demand, balance trade flows, manage seasonality and finance their growth. Our lease structures are often specifically tailored to our customers' unique operating and financial requirements.

Political Donations
$25K
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,500
2012

Associate Professor of Political Science, Gender Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs, Political Science & Social Sciences at New College of Florida - Sarasota

$2,500
2011

Distinguished Chair of Innovation at United States Military Academy

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General Motors Company purchases AmeriCredit Corp. from Fairholme Capital Management LLC

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The North Country alliance is a private-public consortium of economic development organizations, private businesses, utilities, public and private colleges, the media and financial institutions working to grow the economy of New York’s seven-county North Country region. Its role is to offer a single point of access to the resources you need to expand or locate your business in northern New York.

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Advisors
Senior Advisor

Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor to the Chairman at The St. Joe Co.

Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Headliner Series

The TIGER 21 Headliner Series is a premier speaking venue that attracts some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders.

Speaker
Tiger 21 Group Meetings

Speaker
New York City, NY
2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress

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