Lee Cooperman

Lee Cooperman

Formal First Name
Leon (Lee)
4/25/1943 - present

Lee Cooperman is a renowned investor and successful hedge fund manager. He employs a classic value strategy, performing intensive research to identify undervalued American stocks. For nine consecutive years, he was voted the number one portfolio strategist in the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team survey. In 1967, he joined Goldman Sachs and became a partner less than a decade later. He helped set up Goldman Sachs Asset Management, of which he became chairman and CEO. After 25 years of service, Cooperman left Goldman Sachs to launch his own venture, Omega Advisors.

“Don’t confuse a bull market with brains.”

“You have to respect the stock market. If you don’t, you’re going to get wiped out.”

“What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end.”

“In this business, if you don’t make mistakes, you’re either a liar or you don’t take many swings at the ball."