Hear from Sir Ronald Cohen, an international investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, social finance innovator, and impact pioneer.
In a conversation with Daniel S. Och, Sir Ronald Cohen will discuss his book, IMPACT: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change, which focuses on how impact changes the model of entrepreneurship, government, philanthropy, business, and investment. Sir Ronald Cohen will also address how impact investment and these other factors can reshape the economic system into a force for good -- which is vital as it recovers from the pandemic crisis.
You’ll also learn how UJA is helping people in need during these challenging times.
This event is hosted by UJA’s Wall Street and Tech & Venture Capital Divisions
Sir Ronald Cohen is a preeminent international investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, social finance innovator, and impact pioneer, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.
He serves as chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder of Social Finance UK, USA and Israel; and co-founder chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital. He chaired the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce (2013-15), the UK Social Investment Task Force (2000-10), and the UK's Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation's Innovation Award for Social Finance.
He was the co-founder and executive chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005), a global private equity firm, and co-founder and chairman of the British Venture Capital Association.
Oxford and Harvard educated, Sir Ronald was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family went to the UK. He is based in Tel Aviv, London, and New York.
Dan began his career at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 1982 in the Risk Arbitrage Department. Dan was later named head of proprietary trading in the Equities Division and co-head of U.S. Equities Trading. In 1994, Dan left Goldman to found Och-Ziff (OZ) where he served as CEO for 24 years.
Dan spends most of his time focused on investment activities and philanthropic efforts through his family office, Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC and his private foundation, the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. Willoughby was founded in 2008, and makes investments across asset classes through both funds and directly into companies.
Dan is a committed philanthropist and serves on several charitable boards, including the Robin Hood Foundation and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he and his family recently endowed the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital. Dan is also a member of the Wharton Executive Board, the Board of The Museum of Modern Art, and a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation. Dan is an active supporter of Israel and Jewish causes through his work with UJA-Federation of New York and Birthright Israel.
Dan holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is an avid art collector/investor and skier. He and his wife reside in Miami, FL and have three children.