James Dinan

About James Dinan

Who is it?: Founder, York Capital Management
Birth Year: 1959
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania Harvard University
Known for: Founding and managing York Capital Management Owning the Milwaukee Bucks
Spouse(s): Elizabeth R. Miller
Children: 3

James Dinan

James Dinan was born on 1959 in New York, New York, United States, is Founder, York Capital Management. James Dinan founded and runs hedge fund York Capital Management. He lost much of his savings in the 1987 stock market crash, but launched York in 1991 with some $4 million raised from colleagues from his onetime employer, investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. York now oversees about $17 billion in assets. In 2014 Dinan purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, partnering with fellow financial investors Marc Lasry and Wes Edens. He sits on numerous boards, including the board of directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the board of trustees of the Museum of the City of New York, which he chairs.
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James Gerard Dinan was born to a Roman Catholic family in 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, one of five children of Robert and Jeannette Dinan. His Father was a textile Engineer and his mother a homemaker. In 1969, the family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts. Dinan graduated from the private Bancroft School and then went on to earn a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dinan joined Alpha Chi Rho, a northeastern fraternity. In 1981, he took a job with stock research firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and later earned a M.B.A. from Harvard University.


In 1985, he took a job at the merger arbitrage firm Kellner DiLeo & Company. In 1987, the market crashed and he lost his entire $600,000 in savings. In 1991, he was able to raise $3.6 million from his former DLJ colleagues and started his own hedge fund named York Capital (named after the street he was then living on, York Avenue). In 1993, his fund earned credibility with a 33.8 percent return and by 2000, the fund had over $610 million in assets. In 2010, he sold 33% of York to Credit Suisse for $425 million. In 2011, he made a $1 million donation to the Museum of the City of New York. In July 2014, Dinan gained partial ownership of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

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