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We know Henry & Werner, but who are Ginsberg, Vinik and Gordon?

Date: 17th December 2010 at 6:18 pm
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(Pictured on left) – Mr Ginsberg is one of John W Henry’s closest colleagues. He acheived a B.A. from Kenyon College in 1977 and in 1981 he got a MBA in Finance from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He started his financial career at NatWest USA and he became head of their mergers and acquisitions department before joining Global Asset Management (“GAM”) in London. He was the Managing Director from its first hedge fund investment in 1989 until 1995 and it has since become one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world. In 1999 he was appointed as a special advisor to John W Henry at his company John W Henry & Co. The company was a hedge fund specialising in managed futures and he was the chairman and director for 3 years until 2002.

From 2002, Ginsberg became Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and New England Sports Ventures after previously being Vice Chairman of another baseball team, the Florida Marlins, which Henry had bought in 1999. He played a key role in negotiating ’s takeover of the Red Sox, and has since worked with on every takeover, including FC. Currently, Ginsberg is a director of FC as well as one of only two directors of ’s UK subsidiary United Kingdom Sports Ventures. Ginsberg has also continued his role as an investment banker and currently runs Raptor Group Holdings, a group he founded.

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