Timothy R. Barakett is the Chairman and Founder of TRB Advisors LP (“TRB”), a private investment firm. TRB invests directly in public and private markets, and provides capital and strategic support to a number of asset managers and specialty finance firms.
Mr. Barakett is also the Co-Founder and Non Executive Chairman of Stabilis Capital LP, a distressed commercial real estate fund. In addition, Mr. Barakett is the Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of GreyCastle Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda-based life and annuity reinsurer; and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Castleton Commodities International, a global merchant energy company.
From 1995 until 2010, Mr. Barakett was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atticus Capital LP, a global investment management firm. From its inception in 1995 to its closing, funds managed by Atticus generated approximately $7 billion in profits for its investors, and its Atticus Global Fund, which Mr. Barakett managed, returned 19.3% per annum since its inception in 1996, compared to the S&P 500’s return of 3.9% over the same period. Prior to founding Atticus Capital, Mr. Barakett was a Managing Director at Junction Advisors, an investment management company specializing in risk arbitrage, and earlier in his career he was a Senior Associate at Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Mr. Barakett is the Co-Chairman for Financial Aid of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Harvard University Capital Campaign Executive Committee. Mr. Barakett is a trustee of the Dalton School and is an honorary trustee of the New York Public Library, where he previously served as a trustee. Mr. Barakett was previously a trustee of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Continuum Health Partners. Mr. Barakett founded the Timothy and Michele Barakett Foundation.
Mr. Barakett holds a B.A. degree in economics from Harvard and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. An ice hockey player in college, Mr. Barakett was drafted by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, played professionally for EV Zug in the Swiss National League, and was a member of Team Canada when it won the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.
A Canadian citizen, Mr. Barakett lives in New York City with his wife and two children.