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Why Sachem Head? / Overview of Sachem Head

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Sachem Head Capital Management is a value-oriented activist fund with an AUM of $6.2B. Sachem Head is a New York-based firm and was founded in 2012 by Scott Ferguson, a former partner at activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management. Sachem Head specializes in a concentrated, long-term investment approach and focuses on investments in the consumer, technology, and healthcare sectors.

The firm is known for taking large positions in a small number of companies and working with management teams to drive long-term value creation. Sachem Head is also an activist investor and has a reputation for being one of the most successful activist hedge funds in recent years.

Past Sachem Head investments include Autodesk and Zoetis.

Sachem Head Capital Management Overview

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  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

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Fact Sheet

  • Company Name: Sachem Head Capital Management

  • Description: Sachem Head Capital Management is an American value-oriented public investment management firm

  • Firm Category: Activist Investor

  • Status: Sachem Head is a privately held company

  • Founded: 2012

  • Assets Under Management: $6.2B

  • Chief Executive Officer: Scott Ferguson

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


Sachem Head Capital Management Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Sachem Head is $150k - $154k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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