Peter Doyle

Peter is a Managing Director and co-founder of the Firm.  He is a senior member of the research team, and a member of the Investment Committee and the Board.  Peter is a Co-Portfolio Manager for several registered investment companies, private funds, and institutional separate accounts.  He is also responsible for oversight of the Firm’s marketing and sales activities and is the Vice President of FRMO Corp.  Previously, Peter was with Bankers Trust Company (1985-1994) as a Senior Investment Officer, where he also served on the Finance, Utility and REIT Research sub-group teams. Peter received a BS from St. John’s University and an MBA from Fordham University.


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Murray Stahl

Murray is Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Horizon Kinetics and is a co-founder of the Firm. He has over thirty years of investing experience and is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s proprietary research. Murray serves as the Firm’s Chief Investment Officer, and chairs the Firm’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for portfolio management decisions across the entire Firm. He is also the Co-Portfolio Manager for a number of registered investment companies, private funds, and institutional separate accounts. Additionally, Murray is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FRMO Corp. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and Texas Pacific Land Corporation. Prior to co-founding the Firm, Murray spent 16 years at Bankers Trust Company (1978-1994) as a senior portfolio manager and research analyst. As a senior fund manager, he was responsible for investing the Utility Mutual Fund, along with three of the bank’s Common Trust Funds: The Special Opportunity Fund, The Utility Fund, and The Tangible Assets Fund. He was also a member of the Equity Strategy Group and the Investment Strategy Group, which established asset allocation guidelines for the Private Bank. Murray received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976, a Masters of Arts in 1980 from Brooklyn College, and an MBA from Pace University in 1985.


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Steven Bregman

Steven is the President of Horizon Kinetics and is a co-founder of the Firm.  He is a senior member of the Firm’s research team, a member of the Investment Committee and Board, and supervises all research reports produced by the Firm.  As one of the largest independent research firms, Horizon Kinetics focuses on structurally inefficient market sectors, including domestic spin-offs, global spin-offs (The Spin-Off Report and (Global Spin-Off Report), distressed debt (Contrarian Fixed Income) and short sale candidates (Devil’s Advocate), among others.  Horizon Kinetics has also taken an interest in creating functionally improved indexes, such as the Spin-Off Indexes and the Wealth Indexes (which incorporate the owner-operator return variable). Steve is also the President and CFO of FRMO Corp., a publicly traded company with interests in Horizon Kinetics and is a member of the Board of Directors of Winland Electronics, Inc.  He received a BA from Hunter College, and his CFA® Charter in 1989. Steve has authored a variety of papers, notably “Spin-offs Revisited: A Review of a Structural Pricing Anomaly” (1996) and “Equity Strategies and Inflation” (2012).


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Alun Williams

Alun joined the Firm in 2009 and, after 12 years as the firm’s Director of Trading and Operations, took over the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2021. As Chief Operating Officer, Alun is responsible for overseeing daily operations and administrative functions for Horizon Kinetics. Prior to 2009, Alun was at Goldman Sachs where he was the head of GSAM Operations Salt Lake City. Alun joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and in his time there held a number of operational and control positions within the equity, private wealth and asset management divisions. Alun received a BSc in Business Administration from Bath University, England.


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Jay Kesslen

Jay joined the Firm in 1999 and currently serves as General Counsel, Managing Director, and is a member of the Board.    He oversees all aspects of the Firm’s legal affairs, advises on all material compliance matters, and is responsible for the Firm’s corporate governance.  Jay is the Firm’s Anti-Money Laundering Officer and also serves as a Director for several private funds managed by subsidiaries of the Firm.  He is also Vice President and Assistant Secretary for Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of U.S. mutual funds managed by Horizon Kinetics Asset Management LLC, a subsidiary of the Firm.  Jay also serves as the General Counsel of FRMO Corp., a publicly traded company.  Jay holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School.


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Russell Grimaldi

Russ joined the Firm in 2005 and currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel. He oversees the Firm’s compliance program and supports all legal and regulatory functions. Russ has substantial experience with the rules and regulations governing the investment management industry and is a frequent speaker at various industry events. He is also a member of several of the Firm’s operating committees and is the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer for the Firm’s offshore private funds. Russ holds a BA in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School.


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Thomas Ewing

Tom joined the firm in 1996 and is a member of both the Board and the Investment Committee. Tom oversees Horizon’s North Carolina office and is instrumental in the creation of new Horizon Kinetics investment strategies. Previously, Tom was a Marketing Director with Smith Barney’s Capital Management Division (1989-1991) and then a Financial Consultant at Wheat First Butcher Singer (1991-1996). Tom received a BA from Washington & Lee University.


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