Publisher of Octavian Report
Richard Hurowitz is an investor and the publisher of The Octavian Report, an newsletter covering finance, foreign policy, politics and culture. He is the chief executive officer of Octavian Media LLC and of Octavian Group Holdings LLC. Previously, he was the founder and chief investment officer of Octavian Advisors, an international special situations and distressed investment fund which managed approximately $1.4 billion and which was sold to TPG, the private equity firm, in 2013. The fund was named one of the top large global hedge funds by Bloomberg and successfully invested in over fifty countries on five continents.
Prior to founding Octavian, Richard was a partner at Halcyon Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of EI Towers SpA, the Italian towers company, and of Head NV, the Austrian sporting goods business.
He serves on the governing board of the Yale University Art Gallery and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Bretton Woods Committee. His writing has appeared on the opinion pages of the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, and the Jerusalem Post. He received his BA in history from Yale University, graduating in three years, magna cum laude and with distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. He earned a JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the editor-in-chief of the Columbia/VLA Journal of Law & the Arts.
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