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Hedge Fund - MSD Capital

Glenn Fuhrman And John Phelan Bio, Returns, Net Worth

In 1998, MSD Capital was founded strictly to manage Michael Dell’s funds. Dell is chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Dell Inc., the global information technology company. The hedge fund engages in a broad range of investments ranging from publicly traded securities to privately traded companies, and even dabbles in real estate. A key differentiating aspect of the fund is that it maintains a permanent capital base. This allows the firm to participate in unique transactions with greater flexibility. Eighty employees work for MSD Capital at offices located in New York, Santa Monica, and London. Today the hedge fund is run by both Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan.

In 1998, MSD Capital was founded strictly to manage Michael Dell’s funds. Dell is chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Dell Inc., the global information technology company. The hedge fund engages in a broad range of investments ranging from publicly traded securities to privately traded companies, and even dabbles in real estate. A key differentiating aspect of the fund is that it maintains a permanent capital base. This allows the firm to participate in unique transactions with greater flexibility. Eighty employees work for MSD Capital at offices located in New York, Santa Monica, and London. Today the hedge fund is run by both Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan.

John Phelan is the co-founder and co-managing partner at MSD Capital. Prior to forming MSD, Phelan worked at ESL Investments, a Connecticut-based investment firm, where he helped the fund to expand its assets under management from $50 million to $2 billion-plus. Before ESL, Phelan gained experience in the real estate market while working as Vice President of Acquisitions for the Zell-Merrill Lynch Real Estate Opportunity Fund. Prior to receiving his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, he began his career working as an investment analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co., in its investment banking division. Glenn Fuhrman, the other managing director and co-founder of MSD Capital, worked as a managing director of the Special Investments Group at Goldman Sachs before his current post, and has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Fund Profile
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Fund Name: MSD Capital
Manager Glenn Fuhrman And John Phelan
Portfolio Value $403,258,000
Change This QTR +99.00%
Fund Holdings Sector Distribution
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Last update:
No. Security Ticker Shares Value (x$1000) Activity % Port
1. ABG 2,000,696 $111,379 27.61%
2. NSAM 6,506,876 $84,134 20.86%
3. WAIR 5,312,037 $71,341 17.69%
4. PVH 574,857 $63,522 15.75%
5. DIN 727,356 $57,599 14.28%
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