Who We Are
We are proud to receive the BarclayHedge Top 10 ranking award in long/short equity fund performance for the year of 2015.
Jeffrey Halper, Managing Partner
Mr. Halper has been active in the retail and apparel industries for over 35 years. Mr. Halper started and was President and CEO of Body Action Design (B.A.D), a ladies contemporary sportswear company. Mr. Halper was principally responsible for design, manufacturing, finance, distribution and marketing of B.A.D. nationwide to department and specialty stores until 2003. Prior to founding B.A.D, Mr. Halper started The American Dream, a multi-rep sales and marketing organization, which represented various apparel manufacturers from the West Coast in New York City. Mr. Halper began his career in the apparel industry at San Francisco Shirtworks, where he worked for 10 years beginning as a sales representative, ultimately rising to the position of Vice President. Mr. Halper graduated from Rider University with a B.S. in Finance. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was on active duty.
While working in the apparel industry, Mr. Halper was engaged on a personal basis in seeking out investments for his own account in publicly traded apparel retailers and manufacturers, many of which he had become familiar with during his career in the retail and apparel industries. Mr. Halper worked briefly for one registered investment adviser and one family office. Mr. Halper has invested a substantial portion of his liquid net worth in the Partnership. Mr. Halper’s investment closely aligns the interests of the General Partner with those of the Partnership’s investors, as well as reflects Mr. Halper’s confidence in his own ability to pursue the Partnership’s investment strategy.
Retail Apparel Partners, L.P. was formed in July 2004 to transfer Mr. Halper's edge in forecasting the ‘long and short’ of fashion into profiting from the ‘longs and shorts’ of apparel-related stocks.
Sean Halper, Director of Investor Relations
Sean is Director of Investor Relations.
Prior to joining Retail Apparel Partners, L.P. Sean was an equity analyst and trader at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors. He graduated American University's Kogod School of Business in 2006.
Sean's hobbies include playing tennis and he is a certified USPTA Tennis Instructor. Sean is also a registered sales agent with Douglas Elliman.