Ben Axler

Ben Axler

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Ben Axler is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Spruce Point Capital Management. He is a renowned activist short-seller and forensic financial researcher who has exposed billions of dollars of financial schemes on the NASDAQ and the NYSE. Axler specializes in investment management, valuation, capital structure analysis, mergers and acquisition, risk management, forensic accounting, and other technical financial issues. His work has been widely acknowledged in the financial industry for its novelty and proven record of performance.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • His research has resulted in the delisting of numerous public companies and engendered the dismissal of at least 17 CEO and 17 CFOs from various multi-billion dollar companies. 
  • He is a frequent market commentator on television and is regularly featured in print media.
    • In February 2019, Activist Insight recognized Spruce Point Capital Management as the #2 most impactful short-selling activist in 2018.
    • In December 2016, Sentieo recognized him as one of the top 15 most popular accounts on the topic of finance on Twitter.
    • In March 2016, Business Insider and SumZero named him as their top idea-generating short-seller.
    • In August 2014, concluded that his recommendations were among the top-performing in the industry.
    • In Jan 2014, NBER concluded that his research ideas produced superior investment returns.