Timothy R. Barakett is the Chairman of TRB Advisors LP (“TRB”), a private investment firm formed to manage his family’s capital. TRB invests directly in public and private markets, and provides capital and strategic support to a number of asset managers and specialty finance firms.
Prior to founding TRB in 2010, Mr. Barakett was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atticus Capital LP, a global investment management firm. 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 serves on the Board of Castleton Commodities International and GreyCastle Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Barakett is the Co-Chairman of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, 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 also 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 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.