Sander Gerber is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Hudson Bay Capital Management LP, a hedge fund with over $10-billion in assets under management and offices in New York, Connecticut, Miami and London.
Mr. Gerber is a long-time advocate for Israel and the Jewish people. In 2017, the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) awarded Mr. Gerber its Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for championing the Taylor Force Act, a bipartisan bill that cuts US funding to the Palestinian Authority, specifically for the PA’s official program that pays salaries to terrorists and provides other rewards to terrorists and their families. Taylor Force, a West Point graduate and former US Army captain who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, was stabbed to death in 2016 in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist.
Upon its passage in 2018, the Taylor Force Act was praised by the US State Department, in this statement: “There was strong bipartisan support for The Taylor Force Act. It put out a clear expectation to the Palestinian Authority and also the Palestinian Liberation Organization where they would give so-called ‘martyr payments.’ Those payments to terrorists and their families have to stop. The United States has been clear about that. Those kinds of compensation schemes incentivize violence against Israeli, but also American citizens as well. We as an administration, and Republicans and Democrats, find that simply unacceptable.”
Mr. Gerber served on the National Board of Directors of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from 2004 to 2016 and was a member of the U.S. Honorary Delegation attending the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel in Jerusalem in 2008. He is a board member of the American Conservative Union and the Republican Jewish Coalition.
In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Gerber as the Vice Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for a six-year term, where he also served as Chairman of the Investment Committee. In 2005, Mr. Gerber was selected by President Bush to represent the United States at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Intolerances.
Mr. Gerber is a fellow and board member at the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs, a distinguished fellow at JINSA, and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations as well as the New York Economic Club. As an author and co-author, Mr. Gerber has published articles on a variety of matters impacting the safety and security of Israel, the Jewish people and its supporters, in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post and The National Review.
Mr. Gerber graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BSE in Finance from Wharton and a BA in Humanistic Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Gerber and his wife are the proud parents of seven children.