Louis Bacon

Founder & Co-Chair at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Louis Bacon

Louis Bacon

Founder & Co-Chair at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Moore Strategic Ventures LLC
The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Moore Capital Management LLC

RelSci Relationships

855

Primary Location

Colorado

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

1956 - North Carolina

Age

65

Number of Awards

19

Estimated Net Worth

$1.8B

Interests

Hunting, Hiking, Squash, Fitness, Fishing

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Co-Chair at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Moore Macro Managers Fund LP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at United States Ski Association

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Professor & Dean Emeritus at Columbia University - Columbia Business School

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Director, Executives-in-Residence Program at Columbia University - Columbia Business School

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Vice President at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Treasurer at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at GAMCO Investors, Inc.

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Executive in Residence at Columbia University - Columbia Business School

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President & Chief Executive Officer Keefe, Bruyette & Woods at Stifel Financial Corp.

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Founder & Co-Chair at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
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Moore Charitable Foundation is a private non-profit foundation committed to land and water conservation. Founded by lifelong conservationist Louis Moore Bacon in 1992, the foundation provides funding to local, regional and national conservation organizations. The foundation supports organizations that have protected and preserved thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive lands and water bodies, establishing Mr. Bacon as a leader in conservation, land preservation, habitat protection and the improvement of natural ecosystems and water systems. The Moore Charitable Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused in southern Colorado, Long Island, NY, and eastern North Carolina.

Education
M.B.A. in Finance
Class of 1981

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

BA in American Literature, cum laude
Class of 1979

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, in the United States. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,500 undergraduates from all 50 states and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury follows a 4–1–4 academic calendar, with two four-course semesters and a one-course January term. Middlebury is the first American institution of higher education to have granted a bachelor's degree to an African-American, graduating Alexander Twilight in the class of 1823. Middlebury was also one of the first formerly all-male liberal arts colleges in New England to become a coeducational institution, following the trustees' decision in 1883 to accept women.

Career History
Founder
2017 - Current

Moore Strategic Ventures invests in companies located in the US. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Founder & Co-Chair
1992 - Current

Moore Charitable Foundation is a private non-profit foundation committed to land and water conservation. Founded by lifelong conservationist Louis Moore Bacon in 1992, the foundation provides funding to local, regional and national conservation organizations. The foundation supports organizations that have protected and preserved thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive lands and water bodies, establishing Mr. Bacon as a leader in conservation, land preservation, habitat protection and the improvement of natural ecosystems and water systems. The Moore Charitable Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused in southern Colorado, Long Island, NY, and eastern North Carolina.

Founder
1986 - Current

Moore Capital Management, LLC (MCM) is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides its services to institutions and high net worth individuals. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm employs a global macro-style approach to investing. Moore Capital Management was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York. Moore Capital Management, ran by Louis Bacon. Moore, named after Bacon's middle name, is a $10 billion global macro set of hedge funds. The next few funds we will be covering are global macro oriented funds, which is a switch from some of the more value oriented funds we've been covering, like the 'Tiger Cub' funds including Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine Capital, Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital, John Griffin's Blue Ridge Capital , and Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global. Global macro funds seek to find investments in whatever market they can gain an edge, whether it be equities, bonds, currencies, debt, commodities, and more. So, keep in mind that these equity positions only represent a portion of the fund's overall holdings. They are not required to disclose holdings outside of equities, notes, and stock options. Louis Bacon is a famed trader and risk manager. He comes from the group of ''offspring'' of the legendary Commodities Corp. Bacon emerged as one of the great macro traders alongside the likes of Paul Tudor Jones (Tudor Investment Corp), and Bruce Kovner (Caxton Associates). And, interestingly enough, Bacon helped get his firm off the ground when Paul Tudor Jones stopped accepting capital from investors and instead turned them to Bacon's firm. Returning 31% annually since inception in 1990, Bacon can be very proud of his flagship fund, Moore Global Investments, but, it doesn't stop there, as his returns have shown little correlation to the stock market and low volatility. He is the definition of a risk manager. Bacon credits his risk management skills to the futures markets, where he learned to be sensitive to market action. And, he learned such skills at an early age. While getting his MBA at Columbia, he used his student loan money to trade. And, he lost it all. Clearly, he learned a lesson he would never forget. Such a lesson stuck with him as he worked various jobs in the financial industry before eventually starting his own firm. And, in his first year managing Moore Capital Management, he returned 86%. Bacon strives to identify long running macro trends. While he has a longer-term macroeconomic view, he won't let that stop him from making money by trading around the position in the mean time.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500K - $1M
2017

Smithsonian Institution which was founded in 1846 is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

$50K +
2017

TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO STUDENTS

$500K - $1M
2016

Smithsonian Institution which was founded in 1846 is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

Political Donations
$2,200
2019

Senator from New Mexico

$2,800
2019

Senator from New Mexico

$2,700
2018

Senator from New Mexico

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Moore Macro Managers Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Remington Investment Strategies LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Mainspring Energy, Inc. develops engines for the distributed generation market. The firm offers semiconductor fabrication, surgical devices, concentrating solar power, gas turbines and automated genetic sequencing services. The company was founded by Shannon Lee Miller, Matt Svrcek and Adam Simpson in 2010 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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Plenty Unlimited, Inc. operates and manages farm and greenhouse. It offers agricultural services. The company was founded by Matthew Barnard and Nate Storey in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Traxys SARL provides sourcing and marketing of alloys, metals, minerals and related industrial materials. It also financial and commercial services to help develop opportunities and better serve customers with less risk, less working capital, and more transparency. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Strassen, Luxembourg.

Advisors
Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Advisor

Executive Director & Vice President at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #1161
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #959
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #375
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
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