Paul Isaac

Paul Isaac

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Paul Isaac is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arbiter Partners Capital Management. In this role, he is responsible for managing the firm’s relationship with investors and the investment community. He also oversees Arbiter's overall strategic exposure and asset allocation, individual security analysis and selection, and investigation of private investment opportunities. Having spent over 40 years actively investing on behalf of himself and others, Isaac has gained extensive experience in the sell-side, including eighteen years of managerial experience in the securities industry.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Isaac gained broad investment experience by managing value equity and debt portfolios and dealing with a wide range of opportunistic strategies.
  • He is an investor with a preference for tax efficiency who is prone to taking short positions and buying stressed fixed-income securities. 
  • He has managed equity and debt portfolios directly, researched and employed outside managers, analyzed and invested in alternative strategies, and provided investment strategy consulting to investors.
  • He has also served on several non-profit boards, chaired a charitable endowment, and held positions as a corporate director
  • He graduated from Williams College with Highest Honors in Political Economy 
  • He was a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow at Williams College.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.