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Josh Targoff

Josh Targoff

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Josh Targoff is Partner, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Third Point, an RIA focusing on event-driven, value-oriented investing. In his role as COO, Josh oversees the firm’s finance, accounting, trading operations, and investor relations and marketing functions. He also oversees compliance, and works closely with the firm’s investment team on its activist-shareholder campaigns as part of his General Counsel duties. In addition, Josh is a Director of Third Point Reinsurance. Prior to joining Third Point in 2008, Josh was the General Counsel of the Investment Banking Division of Jefferies & Co., a global investment banking firm providing research and execution services. He also spent seven years as an Associate doing M&A transactional work at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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Academic History

  • Josh joined Third Point as General Counsel in 2008, became Chief Operating Officer in 2009, and Partner in 2013.

  • Josh also serves as a Director of Third Point Offshore Investors Ltd., Third Point Offshore Fund Ltd. and Third Point Ultra Ltd.

  • He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Brown University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law School.