Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
In mid-March at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, Ackman came on CNBC to warn investors that “hell is coming” and urge the White House to shut down the country for a month in an impassioned plea.
Days after the interview, the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management revealed his firm exited the short positions on March 23 just as the S&P 500 bottomed, pocketing more than $2 billion in bets against markets in March.
The hedge fund manager has been betting big on the rebound in the restaurant, retail and hotel industries. His top holdings at the end of the first quarter included Lowe’s, Hilton, Restaurant Brands and Chipotle. He recently picked up Domino’s Pizza shares following a pullback.
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