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Ken Squire is the Founder and President of 13D Monitor, the Founder, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager of the 13D Activist Fund, and most recently created the AESG™ investment category, an activist investment style focused on improving ESG practices of portfolio companies.
13D Monitor is the premier subscription research service specializing in the analysis of activist investor’s 13D filings and following the broader shareholder activist community. Squire has focused exclusively on following shareholder activism and corporate governance since 2006 and is a leading commentator in the industry. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other financial publications, and his weekly column The Activist Spotlight was featured in Barron’s from 2007 to 2020. He is now a CNBC Contributor and The Activist Spotlight column can be read on CNBC.com.
In 2010, Squire created the annual Active-Passive Investor Summit, a forum that brings together the entire activist investor community and provides top activist investors a platform to present their best investment ideas.
In 2012, Squire founded the 13D Activist Fund, an event-driven mutual fund that focuses on investing in opportunities identified in 13D filings. Squire is the founder, chief investment strategist and portfolio manager. The Fund was the first of its kind, providing both individual and institutional investors diversified, liquid and low-cost access to the most compelling activist investments in this asset class. Following the success of the 13D Activist Fund, Squire launched a hedge fund for larger institutional investors. This private investment vehicle invests alongside, and with the same strategy, as the 13D Activist mutual fund.
Prior to starting 13D Monitor, Squire was a private equity investor as a principal of LSC Investors and Crown Capital Group, where he worked on analyzing, making and managing various investments in public and private companies. Prior to that, he was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their New York office. Squire holds a B.S. with a concentration in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a J.D. from New York University’s School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review.
Robyn Greenstein is the senior research analyst at 13D Monitor. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the research business. Robyn started working as an analyst at 13D Monitor in 2008. She graduated from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with concentrations in finance and organization & management.
Meredith Marbach is the director of business development at 13D Monitor. She is responsible for marketing initiatives, and her role includes managing 13D Monitor’s annual conference, the ‘Active-Passive Investor Summit’. Previously, she held positions at Euromoney Institutional Investor and SIFMA. Meredith holds a B.A. in political science from Bucknell University.
Steven Kraushaar is an analyst at 13D Monitor. Steven holds a B.A. in finance and economics from Muhlenberg College and joined 13D Monitor in June 2015.
Tantan Hou is the Chief Technology Officer at 13D Monitor. Tantan is responsible for all software development practices, technology R&D efforts and internal IT infrastructure operations. Tantan holds an M.S. in information technology from State University of New York at Potsdam.