Steve Eisman

About Steve Eisman

Who is it?: Investor
Birth Day: July 08, 1962
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania Harvard Law School
Occupation: Founder of Emrys Partners
Known for: Betting against subprime mortgages

Steve Eisman

Steve Eisman was born on July 08, 1962 in New York City, United States, is Investor. Steve Eisman is an American businessman, money manager, and investor who is best known for having shorted securitized subprime home mortgages. He became famous after betting against subprime mortgages at FrontPoint Partners LLC. He once managed over US $1 billion at FrontPoint and was portrayed in a book called ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ by Michael Lewis. A movie adaptation was also made of the book and the actor who played Steve Eisman was nominated for an Oscar award. Eisman also founded the Emrys Partners with $23 million as seed capital; however, in 2014 he made a statement that he would be closing down the fund. In the same year, he rejoined his parents at Neuberger Berman. It is difficult to estimate Eisman’s net worth but one can safely consider him to be a multi-millionaire.
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Popular As Steve Eisman
Occupation Investors
Age 60 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 08, 1962 (New York City, United States)
Birthday July 08
Town/City New York City, United States
Nationality United States

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Steve Eisman’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Eisman grew up in New York City, where he attended Yeshiva schools. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude in 1984. He then graduated from Harvard Law School with honors.


He has been married to Valerie Feigen since 1989. Valerie was also portrayed in The Big Short under the name Cynthia, by Marisa Tomei.


After the Department of Education took action against for-profit colleges in 2010, the industry retaliated by accusing Eisman of attempting to illegally influence the government and calling for an investigation by the Secretary of Education. The allegations stem from a meeting that Eisman had with Department of Education officials David Bergeron and Robert Shireman, two weeks before delivering his speech at the Ira Sohn Conference. Shireman was in charge of the department's efforts to toughen regulations on for-profit colleges.


In 2012, Eisman founded Emrys Partners with $23 million in seed capital. The fund performed poorly in 2012, returning 3.6% and underperforming the market. It did better in 2013, returning 10.8% but still underperforming the market. In July 2014 he announced that he was shutting down the fund, explaining his decision by stating that "making investment decisions by looking solely at the fundamentals of individual companies is no longer a viable investment philosophy." The fund controlled an estimated $185 million in assets at the time of its dissolution.


In September 2014, Eisman joined Neuberger Berman as a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager for the Eisman Group within Neuberger Berman’s Private Asset Management division. The group, run by partners including Steve's parents, Elliott and Lillian Eisman, manages portfolios of stocks for wealthy clients.

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