Howard Cooper began his career trading public equities for his own account, becoming a full-time trader in the 1980s. In 2006, Mr. Cooper established a single-family office to manage his family assets, which were derived from his stock trading. His SFO has transitioned to global investing primarily in alternative investments, including hedge and private equity funds as well as direct investments in operating companies. He is an honors graduate of Princeton University and has guest lectured at Princeton, Yale and Brown Universities.
Howard Cooper is the Chairman of the Board on Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations at Princeton University, Chairman of the Yale University College of Family Offices and chairs the Family Office Council at the NYU Stern School of Business. He is the Chairman of the advisory board on Osteoarthritis and Orthopedics at Duke University Medical School and is an advisor to the Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Howard Cooper is Chairman of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Global Investor’s Forum, Chairman of the Investment Committee of Florida Atlantic University, Chairman of the University of Florida Dept. of Astronomy Advisory Council, co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Discovery Council and co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Departments of Physics and Astronomy Advisory Board. He is on the Advisory Board of the Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University. Howard Cooper is Chairman of the Duke University School of Medicine Family Office Leadership Board. He is an advisor to several university academic advisory councils and a member of the 14-10 Investment Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Howard Cooper serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and foundations and serves on the Hedge Fund Leadership Council and the Advisory Board for Institutional Investor. Mr. Cooper’s spare time is devoted to his favorite philanthropic endeavor of supporting music and art education among underprivileged students, and he has established a family foundation to support these causes. He resides in Palm Beach.