Howard Cooper began his career trading public equities for his own account, becoming a full-time trader in the 1980s. In 2006 Mr. Cooper established a single-family office to manage his family assets, which were derived from his stock trading. His SFO has since then transitioned to global investing, primarily in alternative investments, including hedge and private equity funds as well as direct investments in operating companies. Mr. Cooper is an honors graduate of Princeton University and has guest lectured at Princeton, Yale and Brown Universities.
Howard Cooper was Chairman of the Board on Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations at Princeton University, Chairman of the Yale School of Management College of Family Offices and chairs the Family Office Council at the NYU Stern School of Business. He is involved in the Genome Project at Harvard Medical School and was Chairman of the advisory board on Osteoarthritis and Orthopedics at Duke University Medical School and has been an advisor to the Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences and was Chairman of the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Advisory Board and the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Health Symposium. Howard Cooper is Chairman of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Global Investor’s Forum, past-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Florida Atlantic University, was Chairman of the University of Florida Department of Astronomy Advisory Council, co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Discovery Council and co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Departments of Physics and Astronomy Advisory Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University. Howard Cooper has been Chairman of the Duke University School of Medicine Family Office Leadership Board.
He is an advisor to several university academic advisory councils and a member of the 14-10 Investment Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Mr. Cooper is devoted to his favorite philanthropic endeavor of supporting music and art education among underprivileged students.