Bill Ackman

Pershing Square Capital

Annualized
Return

10-Year Compound Annual Growth Rate

7.9%

10-Year ROI

10-Year Cumulative Return on Investment

113%
S&P 500 Index
Annualized
Return
5.9%
10-Year
ROI
77%

Current Holdings

Ticker Company Portfolio Weight P/E Fwd P/E PEG P/S P/B

Who is Bill Ackman?

William Ackman (Bill Ackman) (born 1966) is the founder and CEO of the American hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management (based in New York). Bill grew up in an affluent New York neighborhood, scored near-perfect SATs and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s and MBA. The first investment book he read was Ben Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor” when he was 20 years old. Today, his personal net worth is $1.7 billion.

Investment Style

“Value”, “Contrarian”, “Long/Short”

Ackman considers himself a value investor, and many times invests contrary to that of the market. He is mostly known for his activist style of investing in that he takes large ownership stakes of companies to change management or setup an M&A deal. He launched an activist campaign on Target and JC Penney’s, to name a couple. He is also very public with his investment decisions, thus has made many appearances on CNBC to call out his long and short positions. Ackman also tends to have a very focused portfolio usually comprising less than 10 stocks.