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Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group hires head of marketing and investor relations

Monday, September 28, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Activist hedge fund manager Barington Capital Group, L.P. has announced that industry veteran Marjorie Kaufman has joined the firm as a partner in charge of marketing and investor relations. Ms. Kaufman’s mandate is to bring Barington’s impressive 15-year record as an activist investor to the family office and institutional markets.

Ms. Kaufman brings extensive capital raising and relationship management experience to Barington. Most recently, she was Managing Director and Head of Marketing at Guggenheim Global Trading, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, she served as a Managing Director with Golden Seeds, helping emerging companies secure financing. From 2003 through 2010, Ms. Kaufman was Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Investor Relations with Kingdon Capital, where she served as a member of the Management Committee, raised over $5 billion in assets, managed relationships with several hundred global investors and built out the firm’s marketing and client service infrastructure. During her nearly eight-year tenure with Kingdon, Ms. Kaufman was recognized in 2010 as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by the Hedge Fund Journal. Prior to that, Ms. Kaufman was a Senior Vice President with J&W Seligman and a Managing Director at Towneley Capital. She began her career as an investment banker with Bankers Trust and Prudential-Bache, focused on M&A and ESOP transactions.

Ms. Kaufman holds a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has been a CFA charterholder since 1996. Ms. Kaufman currently serves as Chair of the Hilltop Cares Foundation and as a Director of the Young Women’s Leadership Network. Ms. Kaufman has been a longtime Angel supporter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and was a founding director of High Water Women.

James A. Mitarotonda, Chairman and CEO of Barington, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Marjorie to our firm. Given the many attractive candidates we now see for our value- oriented activist strategy, we believe that we are well positioned for growth with the addition of Marjorie to our team. She brings superb skills to our firm, drawing upon her background as an investment banker and her global investor relationships. ”

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