Bill Ackman is arguably one of the most watched hedge fund managers these days. His biggest investment JC Penney is tanking amid mixed earnings results, but he’s also recently won a proxy fight with Canadian Pacific—another big holding of his—and oh, he just bought Burger King.So no doubt many may also be scrambling to land a job with the hedge funder and his firm Pershing Square, or at least find some way to get a little closer to the investor.
Well, we may have learned a way to do that this weekend—Ackman played at a charitable tennis doubles tournament for R Baby Foundation, and told Bloomberg reporter Philip Boroff a little about his partner—who he hired after they played tennis together a couple of years ago. From Bloomberg—
Ackman’s partner was 25-year-old Mariusz Adamski, a business major and No. 1 doubles player at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After they were introduced three years ago by Jeffrey Appel, an investment banker, Ackman hired Adamski at Pershing, a hedge fund.
“I told him I’ll teach him the investment business and he’s teaching me tennis,” said Ackman, who played high-school tennis but did crew at Harvard College
Play a sport well, get a job at a hedge fund? We can’t say we’re surprised.