Prior to becoming a photographer, Marjorie Greenspan Kaufman was a finance professional. She began her career in investment banker with Bankers Trust and Prudential-Bache, then held senior positions with Towneley Capital Management and J. & W. Seligman. From 2003 through 2010 Marjorie was Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing at Kingdon Capital. Over a seven year period she raised $5 billion in institutional hedge fund assets, managed relationships with several hundred global investors and helped build out the firm's business infrastructure. Subsequently she was a Managing Director with Guggenheim Global Trading and a Partner with activist fund Barington Capital. n 2010, Marjorie was named one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by the Hedge Fund Journal. In 2016 she was featured in II Alpha as a hedge fund "good guy" for her philanthropic work supporting education for underprivileged girls with the Student Leadership Network
Marjorie holds a BA magna cum laude in economics and anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Marjorie is also a graduate of the Horace Mann School in NY. She was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996.
Marjorie and her husband Dr. David Kaufman live in Bonita Springs, FL for most of the year and Greenwich CT during the summer months. Marjorie is excited to be singing soprano with the Naples Philharmonic Chorus this season at Artis Naples.
(See press coverage of her appointment in P&I, PRNewswire, Opalesque, HFM Week , Yahoo Finance and Hedge Fund Week as well as this recent profile of the firm in The Hedge Fund Journal and in Institutional Investor's Alpha.)
Marjorie Kaufman had long been interested in photography, but pressing obligations such as a career in finance, raising two boys and repeated unsuccessful attempts to improve her golf handicap prevented her from pursuing this inclination.
During a sabbatical in 2011, Marjorie dove into the world of photography with classes at the International Center of Photography. Subsequently Marjorie has worked to refine her technique through workshops with Keith Carter, Sam Abell, Arthur Meyerson, Tony Bonanno and Tillman Crane.
Marjorie's image "The Gardien in Repose" recently won theDirector's Award from jurist Jennifer Schlesinger for Photoplace Gallery's Monochrome exhibit. Her image "The Blue Room" was selected by juror Paula Tognarelli as a winner in the NY Center for Photographic Arts's Patterns and Shadows exhibit March 2020. Marjorie has self-published three collections of images: "(Un)Natural Elements By The Sound", an environmental photo essay, "Iceland in August"., and "White Sands".
Marjorie's images have been published in Le Courrier and the Tico Times. Her photo essay on civil war veteran Joe Wheeler may be found here, and her work on environmental pollution in the Long Island sound is here.
Mercado, 107 Prado, Havana, Cuba. In 1927, my grandfather Abe Gordon visited the Merayo photography studio located at this address to have his portrait taken. A refugee from Belarus/Poland, he was unexpectedly detained in Havana for two years before making his way to New York and eventually White Plains where he established a thriving delicatessen and raised a family with his wife, Mollie Feldman.
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