Before the pandemic, Hickory Lane Capital Management founder Joshua Pearl was a busy and successful private practitioner. He was a frequent guest speaker and author at national conferences and was known for his unique approach to complex problems. While at UCLA, he worked as a research assistant in the School of Engineering. His expertise in probabilistic artificial intelligence and data mining helped him earn a tenure at the University of Southern California in 1971. He is also one of the founding editors of the Journal of Causal Inference.
After a decade of working in a pharmaceutical company, Pearl spent nine years investing in stocks at Brahman Capital. He later founded his own hedge fund firm, which he sold in the aftermath of a global pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus. It wiped out economies all over the world and fueled his energy, but not his compulsion to become a financial journalist. However, the crisis forced Pearl to reevaluate his plans to work in the medical field and turned to music therapy to relieve his physical pain.
After two years of remission from his disease, Pearl was struggling to fight secondary infections while trying to maintain his energy levels. With his pain levels at a high, he turned to music as a means of dealing with the symptoms. His piano playing simulated the pain he felt in the body. After recording several sessions of himself playing piano notes, Pearl discovered that playing the piano notes could reduce his physical pain. He eventually quit using opiates altogether.
In 1980, Pearl graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. He spent several years living in New York and Japan, and later, he went to the United States to study electrical engineering. He went on to earn his master’s degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Then, he decided to start his own business, which led him to become a highly successful music therapist. A recent interview with Josh’s parents revealed his struggles with opiate addiction.
After a nine-year career at a hedge fund firm, Pearl decided to focus his efforts on music therapy. His music therapy training had helped him avoid opiates, which had a negative impact on his health. The Covid-19 virus, which shut down economies around the world, prompted him to create a nonprofit organization that helps people with their illness. As a result, he has become a major advocate for the cause of better living for many.
In addition to being an active investor, Joshua Pearl is the co-founder of Hickory Lane Capital Management, a long/short equity asset management firm focused on special situations and public equity investments. His father, Menachem Mendel of Kotz, was a prominent Polish Jewish entrepreneur. While he was studying at the Technion, he also studied at the Newark College of Engineering and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Joshua Pearl is a co-founder of Hickory Lane, a long/short equity asset manager. During his early career, he focused on equity investments and special situations. Prior to founding Hickory Lane, Pearl worked as a Managing Director at Brahman Capital and structured leveraged buyouts at UBS. He later earned his B.S. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In the United States, he enrolled in a graduate program at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and went on to earn an MBA.
After working at Brahman Capital for nine years, Pearl’s family immigrated to the United States, where he studied electrical engineering. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Technion in 1960. He continued his education in the United States by earning his M.S. at the Newark College of Engineering. He then enrolled in a master’s program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, earning his Ph.D. in 1978.
A graduate of the University of California, Pearl began his career as an investment banker. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business. He is an avid musician and co-founded Hickory Lane in Tel Aviv. He was a credit investment banker before he transitioned to long/short equity investing. In 1960, he emigrated to the United States and pursued his M.S. in electrical engineering at the Newark College of Engineering. In addition, he wrote his first book, The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros