Harvey Sawikin Harvey Sawikin
FIREBIRD MANAGEMENT, USA

Harvey Sawikin co-founded Firebird in 1994. He is co-manager of Firebird Fund, which was one of the first funds created to invest in Russian stocks and is one of the best-performing of all hedge funds over the last 18 years. In addition, he co-manages Firebird New Russia Fund, Firebird Republics Fund and Firebird Avrora Fund, which also pioneered investment in Eastern European equities. He is a member of the Management Boards of Amber Trust and Amber Trust II, private equity funds focused on the Baltic States that Firebird launched in partnership with Danske Capital Finland. Before founding Firebird, Harvey was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and an M&A specialist at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a graduate of Columbia University (Magna Cum Laude) and Harvard Law School (Cum Laude), where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He is a member of the New York State Bar and a Trustee of the Churchill School, where he serves on the Finance and Investment Committees. He has written for several publications, including most recently Marc Fabers: Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, and is also the author of a novel, published by Simon & Schuster in 1995.