Speaker Profile

Karim Babay

Karim Babay

President and Chief Investment Officer
Intrinsic Value Investment Partners

Karim Babay is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, a global hedge fund that is value focused.

Mr. Babay has over 15 years of global investing and corporate finance experience in distressed credit and equity, angel investing, liquid and illiquid investments in securities. Mr. Babay started his Wall Street career at Lehman Brothers’ Mergers and Acquisition department. As a result of his stellar achievements, Mr. Babay was invited to join the Center of Excellence team of Principal Investing and, later was promoted to run a credit portfolio at the proprietary trading division. A notable achievement at the global macro level was Mr. Babay’s call of the Housing Market Bubble in late 2005, which was mentioned in Larry McDonald’s book, “Colossal Failure of Common Sense.”

Mr. Babay left Lehman Brothers in 2006 and joined Foxhill Capital, a distressed hedge fund, as a member of the investment committee and a partner in charge of managing the credit portfolio. Mr. Babay’s portfolio performance and track record led to the exponential growth of the fund. Prior to his Wall Street experience, Mr. Babay implemented the global strategy for various international companies across the Middle East and Europe.

Mr. Babay is proficient in three languages, English, French and Arabic, and possesses significant knowledge and understanding of global trends and their impact on current market conditions. Mr. Babay has published numerous studies and analysis while at Columbia University. Mr. Babay is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA), the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Inc (FAF), and Overground Arts Alliance. Mr. Babay received a B.S. in finance and economics from HEC Institute and an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business.

Profile as of 1/13/2014