June 24, 1942 |
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Residence||Bedford, New York
Palm Beach, Florida
|Education||Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (BS)|
|Occupation||Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P.|
|Net worth||US$ 1.35 billion (February 2016)|
|Board member of||Wendy’s Company (Chairman)
MondelÄ“z International Inc.
Ingersoll Rand plc
Legg Mason, Inc.
|Spouse(s)||wife 1 (divorced)
wife 2 (divorced)
|Children||10 (8 with Heffner)|
If I'm on the board of any company where there's an offer that comes in, I want to negotiate.
I spent most of my career operating businesses and fixing businesses, not staring at a Bloomberg screen.
Sequestration, sequestation – however you pronounce that word – and gridlock aren't all that bad.
I don't mind anybody coming after me as long as they're coming with facts.
After Cadbury, the candy company, separated from Dr. Pepper, the soft drinks maker, Cadbury was able to substantially lower its debt load. The profits of Cadbury, the candy company, zoomed.
I'm willing to have two directors on the DuPont board, me being one of them.
It appears that PepsiCo views structural change as a sign of weakness, an admission of failure, and an untenable break with past traditions.
Before, Tiffany sold watches only in its own stores. Now, Tiffany watches are sold in 1,500 stores.
My kids are exhausted every day, and I keep them that way. It's gym, ice, homework. They're too tired to get in trouble.
I understood the power of Heinz since I was a kid, and I started to work for my father selling food to restaurants.
Sometimes it takes longer to create value, but if the companies generate more earnings, the stocks will ultimately reflect that.
You know what term you don't hear anymore? Arbitrage. The markets have gotten too efficient.
Legg Mason's structure is misunderstood by the market. Legg Mason has an affiliate model. They own 100% of their affiliates, which are investment managers such as Permal, Western Asset Management, and Royce.
The activists play the balance sheet by selling a division to buy back stock and leveraging the balance sheet and buying back more stock.