ABOUT 13D MONITOR
13D Monitor is a comprehensive qualitative research service specializing in shareholder activism and 13D filings. Subscribers include top investment banks and law firms, many of the most successful long/short hedge funds, some of the largest institutional investors, most of the premier activist hedge funds, investor relations companies, proxy solicitors and proxy advisory firms. We have a weekly column on the 13D page of Barron’s entitled The Activist Spotlight, contribute to the Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets and have appeared on Bloomberg TV and CNBC to discuss activism.
Founder and President of 13D Monitor / 13D Activist Fund
Founder and President
13D Monitor / 13D Activist Fund
Ken Squire founded 13D Monitor, a research service for the institutional community specializing in 13D filings and shareholder activism, in 2006. Since 2006, Squire has focused exclusively on following shareholder activism, and quickly became a leading commentator in the industry. He has written a weekly column in Barron’s entitled The Activist Spotlight since 2007, regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg television to discuss activism and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal and other publications.
With 13D Monitor established as the sector’s premier subscription research service, in 2012, Squire founded The 13D Activist Fund, an event-driven mutual fund that focuses on 13D filings. The Fund was the first mutual fund of its kind, providing individual investors access to the most compelling investments of activist investors. Since its inception, it has outperformed the S&P 500 each year, received a Morningstar rating of 5 stars and received Morningstar’s lowest risk rating.
Squire is the chief investment strategist and portfolio manager of the Funds investment products. Previously, he was a private equity investor as a principal of LSC Investors and Crown Capital Group, where he worked on analyzing, making and managing various investments in public and private companies. Prior to that, he was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their New York office. Squire holds a B.S. with a concentration in finance from New York University’s Stern School and a J.D. from New York University’s School of Law where he was an editor of Law Review.