John Burbank

John Burbank

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John Burbank is the Founder, Managing Member, and Chief Investment Officer of Passport Capital. He has more than a decade of experience investing in global equity markets. He is an active private investor who has held various leadership positions in start-up companies. Burbank is well-known and much sought after for his global investment insights. He has been featured as a keynote speaker at a number of global investment conferences, including The Value Investing Congress and SALT.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Burbank started the Passport Capital in 2000 at a time when nobody wanted to talk about global investing.
    • Under his leadership, the firm has grown from US$800,000 in assets under management at its inception to approximately USD $4.1 billion as of August 31, 2015.
    • He also serves as Portfolio Manager of the firm's funds: Passport Global, Passport Special Opportunities, Passport Long Short, and Passport Liquid Long Short.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.