Full name: Whitney Tilson
Area of interest: Investment, esp. Value investing; Education (US)
Journals/Organisation: Financial Times
Personal website: http://www.tilsonfunds.com
Website: FT.Com / Inside Curve
Blog: Whitney Tilson's School Reform Blog (about US education issues)
Worked for five years with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner-city-based companies nationwide (with Professor Porter founded the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, of which Mr. Tilson was Executive Director).
Led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund focused on minority-owned and inner-city businesses that has raised nearly $500 million.
Founder and a Managing Partner of T2 Partners LLC, which manages three private investment partnerships and the Tilson Mutual Funds; Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress
Current position/role: Commentator
Other roles/Main role: T2 Partners LLC: co-manager
Other activities: Involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa; a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization
Awards/Honours: For philanthropic work received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York
Books & Debate:
Remit/Info: Investment: "Money managers pass on clearly worded and actionable investment advice for US investors"
Website: FT.com / Inside Curve
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