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Henry Swieca


Born to Holocaust survivors and raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan, Henry Swieca has been investing in financial markets since college, when he needed to support himself and his brother following the death of his parents. With the small amount of money left from his parents, he was able to support his brother through medical school and realized that he had a knack for investing. After completing his undergraduate degree, he worked at Merrill Lynch, becoming one of the founding traders on the New York Futures Exchange where he traded equity index options. He later joined Dillon Read as an institutional investor advisor. In 1984, with playground friend Glenn Dubin, Henry formed the Dubin and Swieca Group at E.F. Hutton, where they pioneered the integration of traditional securities investments and derivative investment strategies. In 1992, Henry and Glenn founded alternative investment firm Highbridge Capital Management, which grew to several offices in New York, London and Hong Kong and was one of the largest hedge funds in the industry, with peak AUM of over $30B.  He served as the firm’s CIO from inception to its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase in 2009. As Highbridge CIO, Henry guided the firm through multiple market cycles and helped it achieve one of the best risk-adjusted returns in the investment industry. Henry received his BA from Stony Brook University and his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he is member of the Board.