Halcyon Founder Slifka Dead At 81

Feb 10 2011 | 4:55am ET

Halcyon Asset Management founder Alan Slifka has died at the age of 81.

Slifka died at his Los Angeles home on Friday after a battle with cancer. He spent more than 30 years with L.F. Rothschild & Co. before setting up Halcyon/Alan B. Slifka Management in 1981. The firm now manages some $10 billion.

In addition to founding the hedge fund, Slifka was an active philanthropist, working to promote ties between Israeli Jews and Arabs. He was also the founding chairman of the Big Apple Circus.

A memorial service will be held in New York on April 10.


In Depth

Humble in Hofstra...One Debate an Election Can Make

Sep 26 2016 | 10:20am ET

Tonight's U.S. Presidential debate, infamously coined the “Humbling in Hofstra...

Lifestyle

Vortic: Reimagining the Custom Wristwatch

Sep 27 2016 | 7:24pm ET

American watch manufacturer Vortic, which started out restoring antique pocket watch...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...