Founder and President, Lafer Management Corporation
New York City, New York
Barry Lafer has 40 years of hedge fund experience, specializing in event driven, activism, and special situation investing. During the last 30 years he has managed Lafer Equity Investors, L.P., Beach Securities Inc., and Strategic Initiative Investors, L.P., I, II, and III, all affiliates of Lafer Management Corp. (LMC), which he founded in 1988. Prior to founding LMC, he co-founded Lafer Amster & Co. (1980), a member firm of the New York Stock exchange specializing in merger arbitrage.
Previously he was the treasurer and financial director of President Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 campaign for President. He has served on the boards of Franklin & Marshall College, Trinity School in New York City, and as a member of the Cornell University Council.
Barry is an attorney and a CPA. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Brooklyn Law School. Barry and his wife, Jill have been married since 1982 and have three adult children and a granddaughter. Other interests include traveling, skiing, golf, music, cinema and theater, food and wine.
Fellow: Jill Lafer