Laura Baxter-Simons

Co-Founder at Meritage Group LP

Laura Baxter-Simons

Laura Baxter-Simons

Co-Founder at Meritage Group LP

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Career Highlights

Monterey Management Group LP
Meritage Group LP

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384

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3

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Co-Founder at Sea Change Foundation

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Co-Founder at Simons Foundation

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Founder at Medley Partners Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Heising-Simons Foundation

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Chief Operating Officer at Meritage Group LP

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Co-President & Senior Managing Director at Meritage Group LP

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Co-President & Senior Managing Director at Meritage Group LP

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Managing Director at Meritage Group LP

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Investment Analyst at Meritage Group LP

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Founder at Foundation for A Just Society

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Co-Founder at Sea Change Foundation

The Foundation's initial focus is addressing the serious threats posed by global climate change.

Parent-In-Law
Co-Founder at Simons Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Simons Foundation is a charitable organization located in New York City. They focus on supporting outstanding individual researchers and institutions that are seeking funding for advanced work in the basic sciences and mathematics, with a major emphasis on autism research.

Education
M.A. in German Literature
Class of 1994

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

J.D.
Class of 1992

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

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The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Co-Founder
2006 - Current

Meritage Group utilizes two primary strategies in managing their private investment funds: fund-of-funds investing with external managers and direct investing in fundamental public and private equity, public and private credit, long and short. Meritage Group focuses its fundamental public equity trading activities primarily on listed US and non-US equities and may also invest in other public and non-public securities and financial instruments, including, but not limited to, exchange traded funds, commodity and financial futures and currencies and derivatives. It is presently anticipated that the majority of the Private Investment Funds' long/short investment portfolio will consist of publicly traded non-US and US equity securities with an expected holding period of over six months. Meritage Group's investment horizon with respect to other securities and futures is likely to be from one month to three years, but could be longer or shorter depending on the circumstances. The firm also pursues a principally long-focused equity strategy for certain of its private investment funds. Meritage Group's private equity direct investment strategy involves investments in and acquisition of, securities or assets of privately-held or publicly-traded companies and are likely to include minority investments and control stakes, opportunistic investments in public and private debt, equity, real estate, hybrid securities, options and warrants as well as participating in going private transactions. They expect to employ this strategy primarily in North America and Western Europe, but may make private equity investments in other regions as well.

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel
2009 - Prior

Monterey Management Group LP is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, that provides investment advice.

Associate Counsel
1996 - 2011

Renaissance Technologies LLC is an investment management company dedicated to producing superior returns for its clients and employees by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $15K
2017

Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes nutritious food to low income county residents. It offers hunger and nutrition education programs. The firm promotes policies to benefit low-income residents. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

$10K - $25K
2016

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors.

$10K - $15K
2016

Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes nutritious food to low income county residents. It offers hunger and nutrition education programs. The firm promotes policies to benefit low-income residents. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

$2,500
2012

Former Board Chair & President at The Lugar Center

$2,400
2010

Vice President at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

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Meritage International LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Meritage Holdings Ltd. raised money in a private placement transaction

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