Join UJA’s Entertainment and Wall Street divisions as we kick off the 2021 annual campaign year with professional powerhouses Daniel S. Loeb, who founded and leads Third Point LLC, an alternative investment firm managing $16B in assets, and Sir Martin Sorrell, founder of both the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group, WPP and new age/ new era digital agency, S4 Capital. They will discuss their careers, the current business environment and markets, and the skills it takes to succeed in their industries.
Daniel and Sir Martin share deep personal and philanthropic commitments to promoting fairness and equality of opportunity for their fellow citizens in America and abroad by advocating for choice in schools, racial equality, diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ rights, and criminal justice reform, among other initiatives. You’ll also hear about UJA's impact in the community.
This event is intended for donors of $1,000 or more to UJA's 2021 Annual Campaign.
This event is hosted by UJA Wall Street and Entertainment, Tech & Lifestyle.
Daniel S. Loeb is CEO of Third Point LLC, a New York-based asset management firm founded in 1995. Third Point invests globally in equity and credit securities in U.S. and international markets. The firm often engages with company management and boards to improve performance and will also take passive stakes in companies with a long-term view of value creation.
In addition to offering behind-the-scenes advice to innumerable companies, Daniel has served on five publicly traded company boards: Ligand Pharmaceuticals, POGO Producing Co., Massey Energy, Yahoo!, and Sotheby’s, where he helped oversee the successful sale of the company.
Daniel’s philanthropic activities are driven by principles of individual human rights, including fighting against inequality and discrimination and for policies that lead to greater economic opportunity for all. For over a decade, he has been an advocate for reforming America’s schools to ensure all children have access to high quality education, fixing the country’s broken criminal justice system, and advancing freedom for LGBTQ individuals. He is a strong supporter of Jewish and Israel causes. Daniel is a trustee of the Mount Sinai Health System, where he established the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease in memory of his late father. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Daniel also serves as a director of The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation, REFORM Alliance, REFORM Action Fund, and Success Academy Charter Schools.
Daniel graduated from Columbia University with an A.B. in economics in 1983, endowed the Daniel S. Loeb Scholarship for undergraduate study there, and received the school’s John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement. In October 2020, he will be awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award for his philanthropic service by the Manhattan Institute.
Sir Martin Sorrell is founder and executive chairman of S4 Capital plc, which is building a purely digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multinational, regional, and local clients and millennial-driven influencer brands.
Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company. When Sir Martin left in April 2018, WPP had a market capitalization of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion, and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was group financial director of Saatchi & Saatchi plc for nine years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack, and Glendinning Associates before that.
S4 Capital plc merged with MediaMonks, its content practice, in July 2018 and MightyHive, its programmatic practice, in December 2018 and has added ten further content programmatic and data companies to both practices in 2019 and five in 2020.
Sir Martin supports a number of leading business schools and universities, including his alma maters, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University, and a number of charities, including his family foundation.