Martin T. Sosnoff Founder, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital

Martin T. Sosnoff is the founder of Atalanta Sosnoff Capital, a private investment management company with approximately $12 billion in assets under management. His career on Wall Street spans 50 years. Mr. Sosnoff has authored two books on the money management business, Silent Investor, Silent Loser and Humble on Wall Street. He was a columnist for The New York Post and has written a weekly column for Forbes.com the past 2 years.

Mr. Sosnoff began as a junior security analyst at E.F. Hutton & Co. in 1959, where he “progressed rapidly” and became a chartered financial analyst in 1960. He joined Starwood Corporation, a private investment management firm in 1964, as director of research before founding Atalanta Capital Corporation.

Mr. Sosnoff is also a co-founder of the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation with his wife, Toni. They are active collectors of contemporary art and support the performing arts in dance, theatre and music, recently making the single largest donation from an individual to the American Ballet Theatre. Their contribution created the New Works Fund to further the repertoire of the ABT. Mr. Sosnoff and his wife are also members of the board of governors of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College; the main theater bears their name. The Foundation actively supports medical research and education.

Additionally, Mr. Sosnoff is a trustee of Bard College and was for many years an overseer at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is an active board member of the American Ballet Theatre and chairs their investment committee and manages Bard College’s endowment. He earned a B.A. degree from City College of New York and an M.B.A. from New York University. He also was awarded an honorary degree from Linfield College.

The Sosnoffs reside in Rhinebeck, New York.