Steve Eisman is an American businessman, money manager, and investor who is best known for shorting securitized subprime home mortgages. When he bet against subprime mortgages at FrontPoint Partners LLC, he became well-known. He used to be in charge of more than $1 billion at FrontPoint. Michael Lewis wrote a book about him called “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.” The book was also turned into a movie, and the actor who played Steve Eisman in the movie was nominated for an Oscar. Eisman also started the Emrys Partners with an initial investment of $23 million. In 2014, he said that he would be closing the fund. In the same year, he went back to work at Neuberger Berman with his parents. Eisman’s net worth is hard to figure out, but it is safe to say that he is worth a lot of money.
Steve Eisman’s career
Steve Eisman’s career took off when he bet against subprime mortgages at FrontPoint Partners LCC in Greenwich, Connecticut, which was a part of Morgan Stanley. By 2010, he was in charge of more than a billion dollars for the company, which made him well-known.
Then, Michael Lewis wrote a book about him called “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.” The book is about him. When the book was turned into a movie, Eisman’s character was given the name “Mark Baum.” Steve Carell, who was nominated for an Oscar, played him in the movie.
In 2011, he left FrontPoint Partners because it was said that Joseph F. “Chip,” who was co-manager of the firm’s health-care portfolio, traded some insider information.
The following year, Eisman started Emrys Partners with a seed capital of $23 million. In 2012, the fund did not do well. It only earned 3.6%, which was less than the market average. The next year, 2013, the fund did better, earning 10.8%, but it still did worse than the market as a whole.
In July 2014, Eisman said that he was closing the fund. He said that he was doing this because “making investment decisions based only on the fundamentals of individual companies is no longer a good way to invest.”
Eisman became Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Neuberger Berman’s Private Asset Management division in September 2014. Elliott and Lillian Eisman, Eisman’s parents, and his partners who manage stock portfolios for wealthy clients run the group.
Position on Educational Institutes that make money
Steve Eisman has been against colleges and universities that make money for a long time. During the Ira Sohn Conference in May 2010, he gave a speech called “Subprime Goes to College.” In it, he was very critical of companies like Think ITT Educational Services, Corinthian Colleges, and Education Management Corporation, which run private colleges.
He also said that the businesses were like shady mortgage brokers. In his talk, he said that the for-profit education industry was bad for society and had no morals.
In 2010, the Department of Education took action against colleges that were run for profit. Because of this, people in the education business said Eisman was trying to influence the government in the wrong way and asked the Secretary of Education to look into it.
The allegations are based on a meeting Eisman had with David Bergeron and Robert Shireman, both of whom work for the Department of Education, two weeks before giving the speech. Shireman was in charge of the department’s efforts to make rules for for-profit colleges stricter at the time.
After Eisman talked about the problems with for-profit education in front of the Senate Health, Education, and Labor Committee, he was criticized by a few groups like Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The groups criticized Eisman because they thought he would benefit from proposed regulations because of his short positions against private colleges.
Personal Life of Steve Eisman
Steve Eisman was born in New York City on July 8, 1962. He went to Yeshiva Schools and then to the University of Pennsylvania, where he got his degree with honors in 1984. In the end, he got an honors degree from Harvard Law School.
In 1989, he got married to Valerie Feigen. In the movie “The Big Short,” Marisa Tomei played Valerie’s character, whose name was Cynthia.
Estimated Net worth
Steve Eisman is worth $1.5 Billion dollars.