Proxy Firm Okapi Hires Hedge Fund Founder

Mar 11 2014 | 8:11am ET

Hedge-fund proxy advisory Okapi Partners has added an industry veteran to its senior leadership.

Michael Fein was named a senior managing director at Okapi, which counts activist hedge funds Elliott Management and Jana Partners as clients. He is charged with leading the firm's business development as well as advising clients.

Fein has spent the past 11 years at hedge fund Midway Management Partners, which he founded.

"We are seeing a growing demand for our services from public companies and activist investors and Michael's tremendous network of relationships with corporate management teams, institutional investors and top-tier service providers will benefit Okapi's clients and provide a unique and invaluable investor perspective in guiding strategy and generating results," Okapi CEO Bruce Goldfarb said.


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