Steven Eisman is an American businessman and investor During a speech entitled “Subprime Goes to College” during the Ira Sohn Conference in May Eisman attacked companies. In a speech titled “Subprime Goes to College,” delivered Wednesday at the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference, Eisman blasted the. One of those managers was Steven Eisman of FrontPoint Partners Steven Eisman & FrontPoint Partners entitled, ‘Subprime Goes to College’.

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It did better inreturning Default rates on student loans are already starting to skyrocket.

Infobox person using alma mater Articles with hCards. David Stemerman’s hedge fund Conatus Capital had been long and sold out of their education plays.

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Shireman was in charge of the department’s efforts to toughen regulations on for-profit colleges. The fund performed poorly inreturning 3.

Retrieved February 12, The for-profit industry has grown at an extreme and unusual rate, driven by easy access to government sponsored debt in the form of Title IV student loans, where the credit is guaranteed by the government.

Leaving politics aside for a moment, the other major reason why the industry has taken an ever increasing share of government dollars is that it has turned the typical education model on its head. Stocks That Matter Most t Earlier we aggregated a compilation of notes from the Ira Sohn Investment Conference where some very prominent hedge fund managers detailed investment ideas.

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Bridgepoint took that school online and at the end of it had 54, students. If a person has money available for school Ashford finds a way to go after them. Let me quote a bit from a former employee of Bridgepoint Education, operators of Ashford University: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


In order to be eligible for Title IV programs, the universities must be accredited. And this growth has resulted in spectacular profits and executive salaries. After the Department of Education took action against for-profit colleges inthe industry retaliated by accusing Eisman of attempting to illegally influence the government and calling for an investigation by the Secretary of Education. Eisman grew up in New York City, where ejsman attended Yeshiva schools. So what is the government going to do?

There is a traditional relationship between matching means and cost in education. He notes that a key to the problem here is the ‘rating’ these institutions receive from accreditation boards and he likens these boards to the ratings agencies who blessed subprime mortgages. The inmates run the asylum.

But from she became assistant colleeg of post-secondary education for the Department of Education under President Bush. Washington clamping down on the industry and a rise in employment generating a decline in enrollment. Who could you complain to? The group, subrime by partners including Steve’s parents, Elliott and Lillian Eisman, manages portfolios of stocks for wealthy clients. Betting against subprime mortgages during the Financial Crisis.

Tracking top hedge funds since They conveniently price tuition at the exact amount that a student can qualify for in fo loan money. The University of Phoenix Enrollment………………………. Retrieved from ” https: Additionally, there are also numerous high profile detractors such as Jim Chanos who gave a negative presentation on for-profit education at last year’s conference.

With billboards lining the poorest neighborhoods in America and recruiters trolling casinos and homeless shelters and I mean that literallythe for-profits have become increasingly adept at pitching the dream of a better life and higher earnings to the most vulnerable of society.


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Investor Steve Eisman RAILS On For-Profit Colleges

The for-profit model seeks to recruit those with the greatest financial need and put them in high cost institutions. How has this been allowed to happen? You can download a. This formula maximizes the amount of Title IV loans and grants that these students receive. For more great ideas from hedge fund managers, head to our aggregation of notes from the Ira Sohn Investment Conference and be sure to also check out our hedge fund portfolio tracking series.

Are we going to do this all over again? Let me quote a bit from a former employee of Bridgepoint Education, operators of Ashford University:. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

For-profit college group: “Eisman is a self-serving nutcase” – Apr. 21,

Retrieved 12 February This is similar to the subprime mortgage sector in that the subprime originators bore far less risk than the investors in their mortgage paper. Adapted from a speech he gave to the Ira Sohn Investment Conference. They also go after GI Bill money and currently have separate teams set up to specifically target military students. And now, Eisman has joined the mix with his negative view too.

Ira Sohn Conference Notes: