Mr. Hopkins has been a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Ancora for over ten years. He is a Managing Director, Director of Alternative Investments and a member of the Executive Committee at the firm. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm’s alternative products. As Portfolio Manager he is responsible for making investment decisions on special situations and merger arbitrage investments. He also hedges portfolios against macroeconomic risks using a variety of securities.
In addition to his experience as a Portfolio Manager in merger arbitrage, the early part of Mr. Hopkins’ career was focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Hopkins was an Investment Associate with Primus Capital Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the Midwest. At Primus, he performed due diligence for new investments and monitored portfolio investments.
Before joining Primus, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in London as an Associate after completing the Investment Banking Analyst Program with Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown. He worked in the Consumer Industry Group focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions.
Mr. Hopkins graduated with Honors from Georgetown University with a Bachelors degree in Finance.